West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Call for action on steps in Fairview Gardens

Published: 27 September, 2011

West Tyrone Sinn Féin councillor Ann Quinn has said that broken steps in Fairview Gardens in Dromore, Co Tyrone 'constitute a serious risk to the health and safety of the residents' of the housing estate. She was speaking following concerns raised to her by residents highlighting the poor state of the concrete steps in the estate.

Councillor Quinn said:

"I have been contacted by a number of residents in Fairview Gardens highlighting this issue. The steps have been chipped, broken and have come loose, causing them to move when they are stepped upon. It has been pointed out by residents that they have been in this poor state for a considerable time now. Having viewed the steps for myself it is clear that they constitute a serious risk to the health and safety of the residents of Fairview, particularly the large number of senior citizens who live in the housing estate.

"In order to address the situation, as a locally elected representative, I have written to the Housing Executive to ask them to look at replacing the steps in Fairview Gardens. Having highlighted this issue with the Housing Executive I am hopeful that remedial action can be carried out on the steps, and ensure that they remain fit for purpose.