Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming is confident that Derry City & Strabane District Council will be able to provide the entire funding required for the construction of a Play Park for the wider Strathfoyle community.
Cllr. Fleming said: “The need for a play park has been a key issue for the residents of Strathfoyle and Sinn Féin for a considerable period of time.
RAPID, with the support of local community groups, placed an application with the Big Lottery ‘People and Places’ fund but was unfortunately unsuccessful.
There was obviously deep disappointment and anger that the application did not secure the park and there have been a number of public statements issued by a cross section of people, organisations and political parties in the aftermath of the Big Lottery decision.
As part of Sinn Féin’s involvement in attempting to secure play facilities for Strathfoyle we have been committed to working genuinely and sincerely in coming up with solutions.
Following our ongoing discussions with council officers Sinn Féin will formally propose at the next meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning committee that the council should provide the entire funding required for the construction of a Play Park for the wider Strathfoyle community.
We will ensure that the commencement and completion of this project takes place as quickly as possible.”