Confirmation of removal of anti-community site from busy Creggan walkway – Burke

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Moor, Tina Burke, has welcomed confirmation from DCSDC  officials that the structure at the centre of anti-community activity on the pathway between  Westway in Creggan and Glenowen is to be removed.

Groups of young people have been gathering there and getting involved in underage drinking. As the night progresses this turns into vandalism attacks, smashing bottles and causing a general nuisance.

The pathway is close to Creggan Country Park.

Speaking following receiving the confirmation, Cllr Burke said,

“I am glad to finally receive confirmation that quotations will be going out in the coming weeks to remove the structure at the centre of the busy walkway that links Westway and Glenowen.

“This follows a long lobby started by my party colleague Kevin Campbell which I have continued on with on behalf of residents in the surrounding areas.

“This structure has acted as a magnet for antisocial behaviour, particularly throughout the summer months, so its removal should go some way to in helping put a stop to much of it.

“I am delighted to see that the concerns of residents have been taken on board and I will keep residents updated with any further developments