Sinn Féin Councillor for the area, Patricia Logue has pledged her support for the residents of Bishop and surrounding district in their position regarding a proposed 24 bed Alcohol dependency unit at the former Nazareth House.
Speaking after a heated meeting between residents and Housing Authorities on the issue yesterday evening, Colr. Logue said: “I am in full agreement with the Housing Executive ‘Supporting People Strategy’ and the great work being done in existing facilities for those with alcohol dependency problems.
“However, given the number of existing facilities in the TRIAX area – four within a five minute walking distance – I can understand and support the residents in their objections to this proposal. As well as the existing facilities this proposal is for a site which is attached to a children’s school which raises child safety concerns for parents.
“I have been in consultation with and spoke in support of the residents and parents at the public meeting and now call on the statutory services to review their proposals and seek a more appropriate location for this facility.”