SDLP representatives in Derry have given their welcome to the start of work that will revamp a well known area in the city.
Work at Cregganburn Park in the Glen/Rosemount area will see a number of new facilities provided.
Colr Shauna Cusack said: “This has been a long and often arduous journey for Council and in which the residents of the area had a lot of input. The communities were very passionate about the nature and design of the park as voiced through myself and other local representatives as well as in public consultations.
“I am continuing to work with council officers to ensure that any security issues for nearby homes will be addressed and I am hopeful that a resolution can be found.
“This area serves both the Rosemount and Glen communities and it is hoped these improvements will encourage more sport and leisure use by local families and thus negate any anti social activity. While the budget for the scheme was not exhaustive we understand that there will be future requirements such as a children’s play park and green gym area and I personally will be pushing this.
SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan said: “I am pleased that I was able to grant planning permission last year for this project, as it will be the first step in the regeneration of this area. I am hopeful that it will see the alleviation of historic anti-social problems in the area.”
SDLP Colr John Boyle further commented: “The Cregganburn project will breathe new life into this area. It is a stepping stone in the right direction as it is likely the area will see the construction of new homes and a community centre in the not so distant future.”