Lights out at iconic “Stitch in Time” sign

Sinn Féin Foyleside Representative Hayleigh Fleming has said she hopes that the Council can repair lights that are not working on the visual arts feature “Stitch in Time” on the top of the old Rosemount Factory  as quickly as possible.

Hayleigh Fleming said

“The lights on this sign have not been working for a period of time.

“The neon sign introduced during the City of Culture year was thankfully kept due to good work of former Minister  Carál Ní Chuilín. It is now one of Derry’s iconic pieces of public artwork.

“I contacted the Council and asked them to carry out repair work on the sign as soon as possible.

“They have now been in touch with me to say that the repairs will take place in the coming weeks. A number of the fittings need to be replaced now as it’s a bigger job than originally thought. 

“It’s very important that we look after such artwork which is located right in the heart of urban communities and save the history of our city.