Work on iconic Rosemount sign to start on Monday – Cooper

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has said that repair work on the  Stitch in Time public artwork on top of the Rosemount Factory building will now begin on Monday.dsc_0043

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. The work was to have taken place at the end of the year but had to be cancelled due to bad weather. I have now been told that work on the sign will start next Monday.

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