Sinn Féin Creggan representative Tina Burke has raised serious concerns that a major repair scheme may be needed to repairs in a new housing development in Creggan.
Its feared over 400 properties in the area could have problems with the external doors in their homes
She said “I and other Sinn Féin activists carried out an engagement with residents in the area regarding issues that Apex properties are having with the external doors.
“Since that engagement myself and Councillor Kevin Campbell have met with the local patch manager regarding the issue.
“At that meeting we were made aware that there are approximately 400 properties across the estate affected by these defective doors. As I’m sure you will agree this is extremely worrying. I will be meeting with Apex Director of Property Services next week to press him for a permanent solution to this problem.
“It is not good enough for people in Creggan, especially elderly and/or vulnerable residents to have to go through yet another winter with this issue.
“We all know how difficult some people find it to heat their homes in the current economic climate and this defect will waste a lot of hard earned money spent on heating and I will be raising this point with Apex when I meet them.
“Following this meeting, I will update residents further.