Welcome for Gateway Project

Sinn F�in councillor Elisha McCallion at the Galliagh Gateway sculpture. (1104MM30)
Sinn F�in councillor Elisha McCallion at the Galliagh Gateway sculpture. (1104MM30)

Sinn Féin councillor Elisha McCallion has said the Galliagh Gateway project has transformed the physical appearance of the area.

The project includes the sculpture at the Galliagh roundabout by local artist, Maurice Harron, the creation of new allotments and landscaping schemes.

Colr. McCallion said the Gateway project has improved the image of the entire area.

“This project to date has done excellent work in helping improve the physical appearance of a number of areas in Galliagh. The latest being a landscape project at Bloomfield Park, which is being carried out by the housing executive locally. This will help enhance improve environmentally and socially the area. Projects such as this complement the likes of the unity sculpture at the Galliagh roundabout which was designed with input from local schoolchildren and created by local sculptor Maurice Harron.

“This part of the project will be completed by Derry city council in the immediate future. The completed unity sculpture will be lit up and planted out,” he said.

Colr. McCallion said she hopes more regeneration projects will be carried out in the area. “We have seen excellent work in the Leafair area of Galliagh which has been completed by young and old alike and we hope to include additional allotments throughout the Galliagh area in the near future.

“The Galliagh area sees a lot of traffic travelling through it; therefore it is vital that the area looks clean and tidy and we send out a positive image.

“I will be lobbying more of these projects from the various agencies,” he said.