Report on Coastal Erosion Meeting held at The Club, Castlegregory on Tuesday 16 February 2016.
The meeting was again well attended. The agreement of all landowners is to be sought before any works are implemented. There is a need to raise awareness of the beach bye laws and to ask the County Council to implement them. Kerry County Council is currently seeking funding for an impact study on coastal protection measures in Maharees. The illegal camping is not only a cause of erosion it is also a public health issue. Major concerns were expressed in relation to access for ambulance, doctor and fire brigade.
- Control overgrazing
- Move the containers across the road
- Limit access points to beach by blocking/fencing off other non-recognised paths.
- Repair existing fencing where damaged.
- Plant marram grass on affected sites. Susan Vickers to be consulted.
- Many people offered use of their tractors and machinery to complete works.
- Rock armour as the best solution and stone gabions were also discussed.
- Need to raise awareness with the councillors.
- Get the County Council to look afresh at the car park issue.
- Create an identity.
- Contact local MEPs to seek EU funding.
- Lots of goodwill and offers of help shown at the meeting and over £900 collected from the attendance. Money to go for purchase of fencing, mesh netting, signs etc.
- Martha Finn to set up crowd funding from the petition
- A sub-committee was formed:
Ray Buckley, Denny Cronin, Patricia Browne, Marie Lynch O’ Connor, Pat Browne, Michael McKenna, Lawrence O’ Connor, Eileen Walsh, Peter Hennessy, Martha Farrell, Jamie Knox, Catherine Syme, Tom Scanlon, Martin Lynch, Sean Spillane.
- First meeting of sub-committee at the Club Rooms on Thursday 18 February at 9.15 pm.