Childrens play park targeted for second time in weeks – Cooper

Sinn Féin Foyleside Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation from Apex Housing that they will be carrying out repairs to the vandalised play park at Derrymore on the Springtown Road  this week.

He was speaking after the children’s play park was vandalised for the second time in less than two months.

Councillor Cooper said

“I  received  a number of complaints this week  about damage that has been caused to the play park in Derrymore. Its hard to believe that someone has gone to the bother to  cut the entrance gate off.

“Sadly this is the second time this park has been the target of vandals in less than two months.

 “I have spoken to Apex Housing and they have agreed to carry out repairs.

 “Additionally I have spoken to the community safety wardens and local residents who have agreed to engage with the young people who are gathering in the park at night to ensure that there is no repeat of previous incidents.