Council sets up working group to combat graffiti

Sun, 06/10/2019 - 05:13 -- Editor

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has congratulated and thanks NI Water on taking action to remove graffiti from their premises in Victoria Market car park.

Cusack states ‘ I flagged this issue to NI Water quite a while ago as part of wider project I had proposed to Council involving either removing or replacing the unsightly or unwelcome graffiti plaguing our City Centre and communities with urban art. This proposal involved property owners taking responsibility for the condition of their premises and working proactively to improve our shared spaces. I’m delighted that these works have now been carried out by NI Water in what is often the one first views of Derry that both visitors and locals see when in the town.

While this project took longer than anticipated and involved quite a bit of persuasion due to the costs involved, I’m delighted with the results. I would like to hope that this will be the catalyst for many more similar projects by public and private companies around our City and District.

Through my motion Council has also now set up a graffiti working group who will be tasked with identifying and tackling similar vandalised areas.
We are privileged to live in such a beautiful and historic part of the world and I would appeal to every citizen to respect this gift. ‘