Eyesore has been transformed

Sinn Fein Councillor Dermot Nicholl at the transformed Glen in Greysteel. (DERR1612SJ80)
Sinn Fein Councillor Dermot Nicholl at the transformed Glen in Greysteel. (DERR1612SJ80)

A wooded area of Greysteel that developed into a magnet for anti social behaviour and fly tipping has been transformed thanks to work from Limavady Council.

The Glen area is situated on the outskirts of the village and its pathway from the main Derry road is used as a shortcut by residents living in nearby housing estates.

Sinn Fein Councillor Dermot Nicholl lives in the village.

“The piece of woodland has become really overgrown and has developed into a state of disrepair.

“The area has become a den for late night drinking and parties, and a small element of anti social behaviour,” said Colr. Nicholl.

“People have also been dumping rubbish in the Glen. I’ve been working with Council to get it cleaned up and, fair play to them, they did come out and cut back the trees and restoned the path and cleaned it up, and it looks

really well.

“It is a well used path and a lot of people would use it as a shortcut.

“Thankfully, now with this work it can be utilised better and I would appeal to the community to take pride and ownership in the area so it can be used better.”