Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news that work is take place in Culmore install a continuous solid stone wall along the riverfront.
Councillor Hassan said
I have been campaigning for some time now for the various agencies to look at the problems being faced by residents in the Culmore area. One area that I felt needed special attention was the wall along the river front.
I said there was a need for DRD Roads Service to remove the sections of the railings at the roadside along the riverfront and replace it with a continuous solid stone wall in consultation with local residents and Derry City Council. We were informed in November that DRD has responsibility for the maintenance of the wall.
I also proposed a motion calling on Derry City Council to contact DRD and have the wall repaired as soon as possible.
We have now received the good news that TransportNI (formally DRD Road Service) who has a responsibility for the maintenance of the wall has told us work will take place there. Work planned includes repairs to undermined sections of the wall between the junction of Ardan Road and Culmore Fort and will also include the replacement of a steel barrier on the Culmore Point Road with a masonry wall. It is hoped to carry out this work in the 2015/2016 financial year but this will be subject to availability of funding.