Launch of 2015 Cranfield Code
On Friday 26June, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched the 2015 Cranfield Code. The Cranfield Code has been hugely popular for visitors who come to Cranfield and the surrounding areas of the beautiful Carlingford Lough region including Greenore, Warrenpoint and Kilkeel.
The Cranfield code sets out essential health and safety guidance to visitors, holidaymakers and mariners coming to the picturesque Cranfield Bay area.
The Council, along with a range of agencies and private sector businesses have been actively involved in the ‘Coastal Ports South Down Cranfield Safety Sub Group’, who provide a strategic multi-agency approach to safety both at sea and on the beach.
The ‘Cranfield Code’ that was initially launched in 2011 has now been updated in order to make it a truly comprehensive cross-border document, fully supported by the Irish Coast Guard, Louth Local Authorities and the Irish Water Safety Council. Police and harbour authorities north and south shall be working closely with all the agencies and stakeholders in order to promote safety throughout Cranfield Bay.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s Code, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Naomi Bailie said, “This is a key initiative for the Council to be involved with. Visitors and members of the local community utilise our coastline here at Cranfield regularly and it is vital that we promote health and safety and offer guidance to them. The Cranfield Code enables us to do this, it’s a vital resource which will help promote safety on and off shore.”
Cllr Bailie continued, “10,000 copies of this excellent safety code will be widely distributed to holidaymakers, mariners and families. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council urges everyone to follow The Cranfield Code.”