Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has welcomed proposals to allocate £739K towards the cost of a new community centre in the Galliagh Area.
Cllr. McKnight said: “At July’s Governance & Strategic Planning Committee, a recommendation will be coming forward to ringfence over £700K for a much-needed community centre to be sited in the heart of Galliagh.
“This centre is essential for the growth and development of the area and will provide much needed facilities, not only for our young people but for the wider community in general.
“The Galliagh area has been lacking in proper facilities to support the community, so I hope that the entire funding for the project will be forth coming over the foreseeable future.
“The recommendation to ringfence this money is indicative of the Council’s well thought out financial strategy, showing that Derry City and Strabane District Council are working and delivering for the ratepayers.
“This strategy has been fully supported by Sinn Féin since the amalgamation of the legacy councils and we will continue to do so as it puts us at an advantageous position as we look forward to further delivery of much needed facilities for the citizens of the entire Council district.
“The entire funding for the project will hopefully emerge over the coming period and I look forward to the realisation of a project that will be a hob for a range of community activities.”