Terraced lanes in Derry to be cleaned regularly to tackle fly-tipping

Back lanes plagued by fly-tipping in the terraced streets immediately to the north of Derry city centre are to be cleaned on a regular basis.

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper (pictured above) said a new Glen Development Initiative (GDI) project to clean lanes in Rosemount, the Glen, Strand and Pennyburn areas had been recommended for funding through the Council’s Community Planning process.

He said: “I have been working with the Glen Development Initiative for several years seeking funding for this type of scheme to discourage fly-tipping in the mews lanes whilst also encouraging their positive use by local residents.

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“I am delighted that they have been recommended for support through the council’s community planning process which will enable them to work with residents to clean these mews lanes and return them to a condition that residents can be proud of and not somewhere they want to avoid.”

He said the initiative would allow residents to take ownership of their mews lanes and to fight back against the blight of fly-tipping, which has affected all of these areas for a number of years.