Sinn Féin Environment spokesperson Councillor Sandra Duffy has said that a local community works scheme is to help with a cleanup of a busy walkway between the Northside shopping centre and the car park at the Shantallow Health Centre which is blighted by the dumping of rubbish.
Councillor Duffy said “I was contacted by a number of local residents and parishioners of St Brigids Chapel with complaints about the state of the laneway that runs between the busy Northside shopping centre and the car park at the Shantallow Health Centre.
Although there are signs up appealing to people not to throw rubbish or litter on the walkway clearly some people are disregarding it. The walkway is strewn with rubbish and glass bottles.
I have spoken with the Teamwork’s Community Maintenance Scheme and they have agreed to help clean up the walkway in the next few weeks. And I would like to thank them for their assistance.
Once again I would make an appeal for people to respect the local environment and not to discard rubbish here.