Illegal dumpers creating a mess in laneways after recent clean up –Cooper

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper said

Councillor Mickey Cooper
Councillor Mickey Cooper

Back in November a  massive amount of work was done by Derry City Council contractors to carry out a clean-up of private mews lanes in the Rosemount and Lower Strand area.This followed on from me receiving a high number of complaints from residents about the state of the laneways with requests to see what could be done to do a major clean up.

After direct talks with officials from Derry City Council they agreed to facilitate the clean up and they did a great job. The council  only did this as a good will gesture and do not have normal powers to clean mews lanes in private streets.

Sadly it appears that some people are now again involved in illegal dumping in the same laneways after the major clean-up has taken place. They should expect a visit from council officials as its totally unacceptable a small minority involve themselves in illegal dumping.