North Ayrshire Council have erected timber fencing on the north side of the Largs esplanade area.

The ground was was closed off for many months for the £4.6m sea wall upgrading works.

'Keep off the Grass' signs have been erected around the esplanade area to allow the grass to grow back in.

The signs relate also to the area which houses the D-Day information board installed by Largs Rotary, which has been inaccessible during the work.

However, the council has decided to put timber fencing around the area, in order to allow the grass to grow back.

Concerns were aired this week on the Largs and Millport News Facebook page by readers that the grass will take a long time to grow back, as a popular area of the esplanade looks set to be closed during peak summer.

In response to the concerns, a spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “The timber fencing is temporary and has been erected to let the grass reestablish and grow.

"This work is currently in progress.”