He said the funding, which will be combined with funding from the Dept of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL)would allow all four neighbourhood areas in Derry as well as the rural areas to enjoy a full programme of Christmas events in their areas:
As a result of this funding, which will be combined with a pot of money provided by DCAL we will be able to host co-ordinated Christmas events in all areas of the city.
I am particularly looking forward to the launch of the events programme for the Outerwest . Areas like Rosemount, Hazelbank, the Glen and Ballymagroarty will be able to avail of a co-ordinated Christmas programme for the first time.
I’d like to thank Derry City Councils legacy deptartment, DCAL and all the community representatives involved in making this happen and look forward to further details being released in the next few weeks”