Mayor welcomes additional Greenway Route funding

Colr. Brenda Stevenson.  (0904JB31)
Colr. Brenda Stevenson. (0904JB31)

Mayor of Derry, Brenda Stevenson, has welcomed the news that an additional £273,000 has been made available by the Department of Social Development (DSD) for a public realm project in the Waterside are of Derry.

The funding has been awarded to the City Council of Derry to extend the Waterside Greenway Network. The project will provide an additional 0.5km of pedestrian and cycle route for residents and visitors to the city. This new development will provide a scenic and accessible pedestrian route to connect communities.

This project aims to build on the tremendous success of the Greenway Route which already runs from the Ebrington site to the Foyle Bridge, and will open up even greater access along the River Foyle corridor.

Welcoming the award of funding from the DSD, the Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson said: “This additional funding will complement the existing work that has been done to improve the local environment by making it more open and accessible to the public.

“The Waterside Greenway is a hugely important local resource that is widely used by cyclists and walkers and news that it is to be extended will be greatly welcomed across the city and region. The City Council of Derry is delighted to work with the Department for Social Development on projects that benefit the health and well being of its citizens.”

Announcing the funding, DSD Minister, Nelson McCausland said: “This investment of £273,000 by the Northern Ireland Executive through my Department, will further transform the Waterside.

“When completed the extension to the Greenway will create a welcoming and more accessible environment bringing a range of social, community and health benefits to the people of Londonderry.”