Belfast Telegraph

Park shut for major work

Jordanstown Loughshore Park closed to visitors last week, as work began on the £1.34m upgrading of facilities at the grounds and in the surrounding area.

The major work commenced last Wednesday (September 1), and the park, including the play area and car park, will remain closed until the work is finished in Spring 2011.

Mayor of Newtownabbey Paula Bradley said: “We hope to reopen the park with the impressive new facilities in April 2011.

“Whilst we realise the temporary closure will be inconvenient we hope the end result will be worth waiting for. Jordanstown Loughshore Park is one of the area’s best-loved parks and is an important point on the Causeway Coastal Route.”

The project will include the replacement of the existing amenity block and toilets with modern facilities for caravanners and the general public, including, for the first time, a café. There will also be an expansion of the caravan site, and a new bandstand.

However, the band concert tonight, (Wednesday, September 8) will still go ahead with limited access to the park facilities.

If you require more information on the scheme please contact Peter Kay, at Newtownabbey council on 028 9034 0054.

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