Severe storms battered coastal areas in Down last week, and high winds caused damage in some areas. In Chapeltown high winds carried off a large Roads Service mirror used by local residents to ensure the main Strangford road is clear before driving out of Church Road.
Without this mirror it is dangerous to access the main Ardglass to Ballyhornan road from Church Road
Councillor Cadogan Enright was contacted by concerned parents of children attending nearby St Marys in Dunsford and contacted the Roads Service about the problem.
Cllr Enright said, “Roads Service said it could take some weeks to replace the mirror, unless the original one could be found and put back up. This sparked a hunt by myself and local residents in fields and Gardens around Chapeltown Area.”
Resident Pascal Kearny finally found the mirror in a local farmyard, and Cllr Enright retuned it to the Roads Service Depot in Seaford for re-installation later this week.