Sinn Féin Derry councillor Mickey Cooper has thanked Shantallow Teamworks for works carried out across the Rosemount and Glen areas over the summer months.
Colr. Cooper said: “I was directly involved in the request to get them to carry out the work on the lanes which are not done by statutory agencies as they are in privately owned areas.
“Some of the laneways were in a very bad state with overgrown weeds and rubbish. This should make access to the rear of the homes more easy for the likes of oil deliveries and refuse collections, particularly as we enter the winter months.
“It’s now important that residents play their part in keeping the lanes in as best shape as possible. Those residents who look after the lanes should not be blighted by a minority who continue to illegally dump rubbish. I will continue to work with the council to pursue new enforcement powers.”