Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has asked the Department for Infrastructure and Derry City and Strabane District Council to look at the issue of pigeon droppings on the underdeck of Craigavon Bridge which is causing a health hazard to pedestrians and cyclists.
The Foyle MLA said “In past few weeks I have been contacted by people using the underdeck of Craigavon Bridge disgusted at the amount of pigeon droppings in around the walkway and railings there.
“There are sections of railings covered in this stuff. It’s clearly a health hazard, so it’s vital that it’s cleaned as soon as possible.
“I understand that this has been a particular problem for this area and efforts have been made in the past to try resolve the issue.
“I have asked the Council if they can do a clean-up of the area, particularly as hundreds of people use this walkway daily.
“I have also put in a question to the Department for Infrastructure as ultimately it’s responsible.
“To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, given the poor state of cleanliness of the Craigavon Bridge in Foyle and issue of bird droppings posing a serious public health risk, (i) to facilitate cleaning the Craigavon Bridge; (ii) and explore ecologically friendly solutions to prevent birds roosting on the bridge.