Duffy thanks Apex for Ferndale action

Sandra Duffy.
Sandra Duffy.

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed measures taken by Apex Housing, the warden scheme and PSNI to resolve issues around a vacant property in Ferndale in Galliagh.

The property in question had become a gathering point for young people at night time and as a result was causing upset to local residents.

Colr. Duffy confirmed that Apex Housing will be installing a fence at the property to stop unauthorised persons gaining access to the premises.

“I have been dealing directly with Apex Housing to try and get this resolved as speedily as possible following a number of complaints from local residents in relation to the property.

“The rear of the building was full of rubbish and young people were entering the back yard each night and causing lots of noise and disruption to the local community and this has been made worse with the summer holidays.

“Apex have now been out and cleaned up the back yard and removed a lot of rubbish and are going to erect a fence at the front and rear of the property. They have also asked their wardens to keep an eye on the property to minimise any anti-social behaviour taking place there.”

Colr. Duffy added: “The neighbourhood police have also agreed to include the area on their patrols over the weekend. I would like to thank everyone involved in the multi-agency approach on this.”