A vision for improving Strathfoyle

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Enagh Youth Forum have announced details of a number of strategies which could vastly improve the lives of those living in the Strathfoyle area.

All seven points are concerned with tackling the social exclusion and rural isolation often prevalent there, and include:

1. Secure fixed play park provision for Strathfoyle to include a children’s play park and Multi-Use Games Area.

2. The completion of the Strathfoyle Greenway cycle and foot path, connecting Strathfoyle to the city along the river.

3. The development of the derelict butterfly houses at Clonmeen Drive in Strathfoyle into a ‘Youth Support Hub’.

4. The development of the ‘Auld School’ for shared community use by all local groups and encourage greater partnership with the Maydown community.

5. Completion of the Dual Carriageway on Clooney Road as part of the Derry to Dungiven A5 Project

6. The NIHE Shared Community Programme 2013 to help build community cohesion with all groups in Strathfoyle and initiate joint projects.

7. The controlled development of Enagh Lough for canoeing/kayaking and improved access for ‘Enagh Country Park’.

A spokesperson said: “We at EYF believe strongly that the seven strategic points, if implemented, would increase the capacity of Strathfoyle in terms of accessibility and services and tackling social exclusion and rural isolation in the Enagh Ward.

~”These will become the basis of EYF’s arguments and will become a catalyst to deliver this action plan for the betterment of Strathfoyle and holding our elected reps and statutory bodies to account over the next twelve months,” she spokesperson said.