Thanks to Brian Simpson for this update on the continuing resurrection of St John’s Pill [river] in Waterford.
Waterford Council had new fencing erected by Fairybush Landscaping Ltd around Cherrymount bridge and around the slip area. The Council also recently opened a beautiful greenway for pedestrians and cyclists along the St John’s river right into Waterford City Centre.
Our slipway at Cherrymount bridge was being eroded by heavy rainfall and
strong currents when the canal was swollen.
In order to prevent further damage with the approach of autumn and winter, improvement works had to be carried out. With a low tide window for much of the day and a couple of dry days beforehand, Saturday 29 August 2015 was our perfect opportunity.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Chairman David Hayes [of David Hayes Engineering, Waterford] for organising the mixer, sand/gravel cement from Doyle Concrete …
… and the concrete slabs and capping from Boyce Mulrooney, scrap merchant, Tramore Road, Waterford.
All the committee members who donated bags of cement, tools, ideas, labour and teamwork.
A great day was had and most importantly the slip is now much secure and pleasing to look at too.