More than 125 bags of rubbish and weeds were collected during a clean-up operation carried out in the Ardfoyle area of Bishop Street this week.
The work was carried out by members of the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team (TNMT) following representations from local residents and councillor Patrica Logue.
Speaking as the clean-up got underway, Colm Barton from Triax said: “Over the years Ardfoyle has always been an excellent estate and has been very well maintained by the local community. There appears to have been some problems recently with external maintenance but I am confident that with the fresh start provided by the TNMT and increased co-operation with the statutory services we can ensure that these problems are resolved.”
Mr Barton explained that as well as collecting rubbish, graffiti was also removed during the clean-up. “Members of the TNMT have been engaged in a litter-pick of the estate and an extensive scrape and sweep of the footpaths and car parking areas. This has produced in total some 125 black bags of weeds and rubbish.
“We have also removed the little amount of graffiti that had appeared in the estate. Following consultation with James McIvor from Derry City Council, it has been arranged for a mechanical sweeper to visit Ardfoyle, and we are keen to see this service maintained in the future.
He added; “I would also appeal to residents of other areas in the Triax area to contact us either at the Corn Beef Tin on 02871 281900 or at the Gasyard on 02871 261916.”