Clarence Avenue clean-up welcomed

Northland Sinn F�in councillor Mickey Cooper in Clarence Avenue. (2704MM)
Northland Sinn F�in councillor Mickey Cooper in Clarence Avenue. (2704MM)

Derry City Council has carried out an industrial clean-up operation in the Clarence Avenue area of the city.

The move came after local residents contacted Northland Sinn Féin councillor Mickey Cooper, who then lobbied Council to have the area cleaned up.

Colr. Cooper said the area, which is close to both Magee College and the North West Regional College, is used by hundreds of people each day and requires regular cleaning.

He prised Derry City Council for responding to his call for the area to be cleaned.

“I would like to congratulate Derry City Council for undertaking an industrial clean-up of the Clarence Avenue area.

“This is a very busy area with a lot of footfall between the Northland and Strand Roads. The clean-up of the area now will be repeated on a regular basis,” he said.

Colr. Cooper said that local residents have also raised concerns about the footpaths in the area, which they say have fallen into a state of disrepair.

The Sinn Féin councillor said he would lobby on behalf of the residents to have the footpaths repaired.

“Residents have also complained about the state of the footpaths in the area which haven’t been upgraded in years. I have written to DRD Roads Service to request an inspection of the footpaths in the area with a view to upgrading them as speedily as possible,” he said.