More commercial activity for Consett Bay
Plans are in place to create more commercial activity in the Consett Bay area.
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick, gave the assurance during a site visit to the Consett Bay Fish Market, St John.
He met with representatives from his Ministry, as well as officials from the Ministry of Health, the private sector and fisherfolk, to discuss the possibility of driving more commercial activity to the area.
“We are looking at Consett Bay, especially the section where the boats are now placed, to see how we can best create a number of kiosks with proper health facilities, lighting, and so on,” he disclosed.
“We are getting input from the fisherfolk and the guys in the area, and people who are accustomed to hanging out and plying their trade here . . . We have the support of the private sector who are going to help us in the donation of supplies and wood to make sure that we can have the various kiosks and so on.”
The Agriculture Minister also stated that officials were examining the possibility of reopening the road connecting Sealy Hall and Consett Bay, which had been closed for a number of years, to provide easier access into the fishing village.