Repair work to be carried out on Stitch in Time public artwork this week – Cooper

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has said that Derry City and Strabane District  Council is to carry out upgrade work on the  Stitch in Time public artwork on top of the Rosemount Factory building.

Councillor Mickey Cooper
Councillor Mickey Cooper

Councillor Cooper said “A number of residents contacted me back in October and said that  several of the lights on the Stitch in Time sign on top of the Rosemount Factory were out and was there anything I could do to get them fixed.

The neon sign introduced during the City of Culture year was thankfully kept due to good work of former Minister  Carál Ní Chuilín. It is now one of Derry’s iconic pieces of public artwork.

I contacted  the council and asked them to carry out repair work on the sign as soon as possible .They have now been in touch with  me to say that the repairs will take place this week.

A large crane will be needed to carry this work and hopefully any disruption will be kept to a minimum.