Sinn Féin Foyle MLA, Martina Anderson has welcomed progress on the long-awaited Galliagh Community Centre
Speaking after visiting the site accompanied by local Councillors, Aileen Mellon and Sandra Duffy, Martina Anderson said;
“I am delighted to see progress being made on this long-awaited project for the people of Galliagh. Sinn Féin Councillors along with others including community activists have campaigned for this facility for many years and it is to their credit that we can now look forward to the community finally having a Centre that fits their needs.
“Funding of £1.4million was provided by the Department for Communities, in conjunction with Derry City and Strabane District Council.
“I thank the Department for Communities and DCSDC for their assistance in ensuring that what will no doubt be a great asset for the Galliagh community and its support organisations providing space for the community to come together and to build for the future is being delivered.
“Much credit must go to all those who persevered in their objective to ensure that Galliagh gets the facilities denied it for far too long. I look forward to its completion and the community taking ownership of what promises to be a first-class facility.”