Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that funding has been agreed by the Business committee within Derry City and Strabane council for the hosting of community events over the Christmas period. The £15,000 allocation was the result of a lobby by Clr Cooper to council to allow last years extremely successful events to be repeated in both Derry and Strabane Neighbourhood Renewal Areas
Councillor Cooper said
“I welcome the news that this funding has been agreed for five Neighbourhood renewal areas in Derry and Strabane.
Last year saw some very successful Christmas events including the Tales and Trails Brooke Park events, the Fountain/Bishop Street peace wall market and other well received events in other areas.
I look forward to this year’s festivities and would encourage parents to keep an eye for news of tickets as there is likely to be huge interest given the success of last years events’.