Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper commenting after he secured funding for gates to be installed at Epworth and Ernest Street in an arrangement with the PSNI and Housing Executive.
I am glad that I have finally crossed the line in pulling the funding together for the installation of these gates. The problem being encountered by residents in the Rosemount area has been well published in the local press over the past few years.
The PSNI and Housing Executive will provide the funding for the gates which I have arranged be forwarded to Derry City Council who will administer the payments to the appointed contractor.I have also secured the three necessary quotations to ensure the funding is adequate for the project.
Derry City Council will now appoint the contractor and process payment to ensure the gates are installed as soon as possible to help local residents to feel safe in their homes and remove the various anti-social issues which have blighted the community in recent years.