Meeting set up amid concern over potholes in north west

Derry City & Strabane District Council is to set up a meeting with Roads Service to discuss the problem of potholes across the city and district’s roads. 

UUP Alderman Derek Hussey raised the matter at the Full Council meeting on Thursday.

“This is an issue hitting every Councillor in the Chamber,” he said. “I note that in a neighbouring council that £104,000 has been paid out to motorists for compensation in Fermanagh and Omagh, I wonder what the figure is for Derry & Strabane? It’s not only the damage that it causes but the danger it poses to motorists and road users in general.

“I’m proposing an officer would set up a meeting that Councillors could attend and we get this information from Roads Service, find out what the issues are. If there are funding issues let’s highlight the issues with the relevant departments and ensure this issue can be dealt with.”

Derek Hussey

The proposal was seconded by Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran McGuire.