Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper said
As you are aware a number of issues have been raised in terms of anti-social behaviour in the Rosemount area over the last few weeks.
Several weeks ago the gating order for the gates at Epworth Street/Ernest Street was passed by council. Until now some funding was in place to pay for the installation of the gates but a shortfall existed to complete the project. I have had discussions with the PSNI and they have agreed to fund the shortfall. The funding will be processed in the next week to allow the installation to proceed.
There has also been a bid for gates to be installed at Grafton/lower Nassau Street. Funding is already in place for the project through the Glen Development Initiative but as there has been an objection received the project cannot proceed until the resident’s objection has been addressed. I have spoken to the City Solicitor at Derry City Council who is currently trying to resolve the objection to allow the project to proceed.
There have been concerns raised by a number of residents of Lower Nassau Street about anti-social behaviour. I have spoken to the PSNI in terms of increasing their presence. Also you should be aware that meetings will take place in the next few weeks to discuss the proposals for the Creggan Burn project. Those involved in the sub-group working on the designs have been made aware of residents’ concerns about whether the plans will address the anti-social issues at lower Nassau Street. I have been informed that design proposals will attempt to address these issues and residents will be able to see the proposals when the scheme goes to formal consultation in the next few weeks.