East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party representative Roy Beggs MLA has welcomed assurances provided to him by NI Water that preventative signage will be added to Loughmourne reservoir in an attempt to stop unauthorised scrambler use in the area.
Roy Beggs MLA said “I have been contacted by concerned constituents in relation to scrambler use at Loughmourne reservoir, Carrickfergus as there is an adverse impact on public safety, nesting birds and the risk of pollution to the adjacent water supply. I am advised that there is no preventative signage up at present to request that scramblers desist from using the NI Water land to race scramblers. I asked NI Water to give an assurance that they will put up signs indicating that scramblers should not be in the area.”
An NI Water spokesperson responded to the UUP MLA, saying “I can now confirm that NIW will erect appropriate prohibition signs around this area in an effort to eradicate this unauthorised activity. We would also appeal to members of the public to report any vehicle registration numbers of vehicles that are transporting these scramblers to and from the area to the PSNI who have assured us that they will investigate appropriately.”