A community organisation who helped to clean-up the Marlborough, Oakfield and Windsor Terrace areas of the city has been praised for their work by a local Derry councillor.
The work which was carried out by the TRIAX ‘Tus Maith’ team (which is Irish for ‘new beginning’) saw volunteers clean-up private laneways laden with rubbish and weeds.
Local Sinn Fein councillor for the area, Colly Kelly, congratulated the team for their hard work and said the transformation meant a lot to the residents living in the areas.
“The footpaths in many of the laneways were badly worn; there was a lot of vegetation, weeds and moss on the lanes. This was causing particular problems for older residents who were terrified of slipping while putting out their bins out for collection.
“It was also causing problems for the likes of oil deliveries in the likes of Windsor Terrace and up around Marlborough and Oakfield areas.”
Colr. Kelly went on to thank the team on the behalf of the residents.
“I felt it was important to do something to help residents who had contacted me on these issues before the harshness of winter approached. I am very pleased that the staff from the TRIAX ‘Tus Maith’ team did a great job. Local residents have asked me through the press to convey their thanks for the work carried out.”