SDLP councillor Jim Clifford has called for an end to vandalism near the shops in Creggan.
Colr Clifford said a number of lights in the area were broken at the weekend leaving the area in darkness and causing some of the shops having to make the decision to close.
“This kind of behaviour has to stop,” he said.
“Especially with the darker nights coming in.
“I would also call on young people who have been seen throwing stones at cars in the area to cease this behaviour.
“Such reckless action could cause serious injury or even a fatality.
“The community will not tolerate such attacks like this.”