Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that there has been no objections to calls for the installations of gates at Rock Terrace and that it will come before Derry City Council for consideration this week.
This comes after Councillor Cooper being involved in a process over two years calling for the gates, liaising with residents ,DRD Roads service and Derry City Council
Councillor Mickey Cooper said
The plight of residents in Rock Terrace has been well covered in the local press over the years, particularly the problems they encounter at night time from large crowds of revellers.
Residents have been calling for the installation of gates on the street to try and resolve some of these night time issues. They want to feel safe in their homes, they want to know their cars are not going to get damaged and they certainly don’t want large groups of people entering their street late at night. We are now one more step on the road to these aims being met.
In 2013 I called on DRD Roads Service to work with residents of Rock Terrace to fast-track their calls for the installation of gates on the street.
I am pleased to have received correspondence this week to say there haven’t been any objections to gates and a paper is going to the Council this week to consider the gating order.
I will now work with residents and businesses to secure funding which will hopefully bring the long running problems there to an end.