Welcoming the news that work has begun on a new wall along the riverfront at Culmore after a long campaign Sinn Féin Councillor Tony 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. I even invited Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill last year to visit Culmore and while not all of the issues relating to flooding fell under the minister’s remit, Minister O’Neill did acknowledge that some of the agencies who have responsibility for flooding related issues are part of her department.
We were informed in November of 2014 that TransportNI (formally DRD Road Service)had responsibility for the maintenance of the wall.I also proposed a motion calling on Derry City Council to contact them and have the wall repaired as soon as possible.
I am pleased to have received news today that preparation work on the new wall has started.