Mayor says facilities for Strathfoyle is a priority

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion is to convene a meeting with statutory agencies and community groups to discuss the need for facilities for people living in the Strathfoyle area of the city.

Last week the Mayor spent a day in Strathfoyle meeting with community representatives and local residents to see at first hand the excellent work being done on the ground. During her visit, the lack of facilities for the community was highlighted and the Mayor pledged to support their campaign for better facilities, most notably a play park for the area.

“I was delighted to be invited to Strathfoyle last week. It was a great opportunity for me not only to meet with local residents but to find out the real issues affecting them and help identify areas of real need in their locality. There is an amazing amount of work being done in the Strathfoyle area, so many people doing so much positive work to benefit the area and the community living there. I think it is important that we build on that good work and collectively engage to campaign for better facilities for Strathfoyle.

“I will be convening a meeting over the coming weeks with statutory agencies and community groups to look at what we can do collectively to secure funding and a commitment from Government to invest in this area of the city and district,” she said.