Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed an initiative which has been taking place over the last number of weeks which has seen the removal of vegetation and cleaning up a number of laneways across Elmwood Terrace and off streets and a number of streets in the Bishop Street area.
Councillor Logue said “I welcome this initiative by Bogside and Brandywell Neighbourhood Management Team to help tackle the problems of overgrown vegetation in laneways behind people’s homes.
“We all know the problems this vegetation and illegal dumping causes and creates a breeding ground for rats.
“This is a problem that all the agencies have been battling to tackle in the Bogside and Bishop Street area over the past number of years. It also leaves an unsightly mess and I would echo the call that if anyone sees illegal dumping or environmental concerns that they contact the council and ask to speak to the Environment officer straight away.