Speaking on behalf of the Enagh Youth Forum, community activist Paul Hughes said:
“All local groups including ourselves have been working over the few years in partnership with DCC to highlight the neglect of our area in terms of service provision as well as coming up with positive ideas and solutions to help combat what we view as years of neglect.
“Also approved at last week’s planning meeting was the extension of three new units at Strathfoyle Village Centre as well as additional car parking. This is a very much welcomed development and will hopefully go some way in bringing about investment in the Strathfoyle area as well as much needed employment in construction jobs in the short term. All of these recent planning approvals will go some way in bringing Strathfoyle into par with a lot of other communities in Derry but will mean nothing unless our elected representatives and local council become more pro active in securing the funding that these projects necessitate to come into fruition.”
Youth Support Officer Eamon O’Donnell with the Breakout Project agreed. “The MUGA will be a valuable asset to your young people who currently have to travel to access such facilities,” he added.