‘Loophole’ prompts trading free-for-all

Ballintoy Harbour over-run by watersports businesses, says Baird

‘Loophole’ prompts trading free-for-all

Ballintoy Harbour was ‘over-run’ by traders last summer, according to UUP councillor Joan Baird.

Peter Winter

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A LOOPHOLE in council street trading rules may be contributing to congestion at one of the borough's most popular beauty spots.

According to Ballintoy based Councillor Joan Baird, the village harbour was “over run” by traders selling water sports experiences throughout the last holiday season.

Alderman Baird told members of Cloonavin's Environmental Services Committee “a whole plethora” of traders were selling and renting everything from wetsuits to kayaks.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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