Bogside parking on trial

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Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that the longawaited residents’ parking scheme for the Bogside area has been given the green light.

People living in the area have been calling for the introduction of the scheme for a number of years.

Welcoming the announcement, colr. Cooper said; “It will include Abbey Park, Brewster’s Close, Chamberlain Street, Columbcille Court, Creggan Street, Eglinton Place, Eglinton Terrace, Fahan Street, Lisfannon Park, Glenfada Park, Harvey Street, High Street, Little Diamond, Lower Road, Rossville Street and St Columb’s Wells.

“My party colleagues Martina Anderson and Patricia Logue have been campaigning for a residents parking scheme in the Bogside from as far back as 2007. They have met with residents from the area on many occasions in the past six years. The Triax management team have also been working very hard on the issue and have collected surveys of resident’s views on any proposed scheme and facilitated a public consultation on behalf of DRD Roads Service.

“Back in 2009 the then Roads Minister Conor Murphy visited the area to hear at first hand the concerns of residents.

“This has been a very long campaign and the issue of residents’ parking has constantly been caught up in red tape,” he said.