Bellevue clean-up ‘transforms area’

Some of the people who took part in the clean-up of Bellevue Avenue in Derry.
Some of the people who took part in the clean-up of Bellevue Avenue in Derry.
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The Triax Neighbourhood Management Team organised a recent clean-up of the laneways at the back of Bellevue Avenue near Bishop Street.

The clean-up was said to have “completely transformed the area” and members of Ógra Shinn Féin also helped out.

Bellevue Avenue resident, Paddy Wade, said he was delighted with how the laneway looked after the clean-up.

“The amount of dirt and rubbish dumped in the laneway is a disgrace. Fair play to all of the young ones who took part in the clean-up - they have completely transformed the area.”

Caolán McGinley, Chairperson of Ógra Shinn Féin in Derry said he was pleased to have been able to help the residents out.

“Hopefully now they will be able to access their homes from the laneway which was in a terrible state prior to this clean-up,” he said.

Sinn Fein Councillor for the area, Patricia Logue, thanked all those who took part in the clean-up.

“Several weeks ago we carried out a community survey in the area. During this time a number of residents complained about the state of the laneway behind their homes and asked if we could get the laneway cleared.

“We would like to thank the staff from the Triax Management Team based at the Gasyard and members of Ógra Shinn Féin for carrying out this work within a very short timeframe.

“Hopefully, this work will alleviate some of the problems being encountered by residents,” concluded Councillor. Logue.