McLaughlin calls for action on Japanese knotweed

Northland Sinn F�in councillor Maeve McLaughlin. (1303MM11)
Northland Sinn F�in councillor Maeve McLaughlin. (1303MM11)
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Sinn Féin councillor Maeve McLaughlin has called for urgent action to be taken to remove Japanese knotweed growing close to homes in the Ivy Terrace and Alexander Place areas.

Her call comes following wrangling over which government department owns the lands and who will take the lead in removing Japanese knot weed. “I was shocked to see for myself the scale of the problem this was causing for residents particularly in Ivy Terrace and Alexander Place on Foyle Road. It has grown to a height of 2-3 metres at the back for their homes. It has also grown in under concrete patios and completely covered fencing around the houses. I have been in contact with Derry City Council and called for urgent action to be taken,” she said.