Whitehead boat park leasing explored

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Mid and East Antrim’s Maritime Board have agreed to explore the possibility of leasing Whitehead Boat Park to community groups.

The facility has an income of £1,500, members were told during last Friday’s meeting of the committee. However, this is set against the amount of time expended on the administration and maintenance of the boat park; currently £1460.80.

With postage costs to date in this financial year of £135.00 and the replacement of a compromised padlock and keys at £235.00, the boat park is operating at a loss.

Should the facility pass to community management, it is envisaged that it may become a “better utilised asset” with the successful group responsible for its administration and management.