West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Councillor R Mc Hugh welcomes Housing Executive commitment

Published: 18 July, 2013

Derg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairí Mc Hugh has welcomed a commitment from Housing Executive officials to carry out work on a number of issues raised by him at a recent meeting with the Housing Executive. Following the meeting he said,


'' A number of issues had been brought to my attention as a result of an ongoing constituency survey being rolled out by local members of Sinn Féin throughout the town and beyond. Amongst a multitude of issues I raised on behalf of constituents with the Housing Executive was the former 'play blocks' area at the top of Hillview park.

' This area which had begun to deteriorate over recent years has become some what unsightly and poses a danger to local children. Similarly another area in Churchtown Park beside the phone box on Castlefin road has also been flagged up as in need of some redevelopment.

' Housing Executive officials informed me at this meeting that they will undertake works to rectify this situation. I would welcome this commitment given to me by Housing Executive to landscape these areas in the near future in order to not only make them safer but also to make them more pleasing on the eye for local residents.

Commenting on another issue brought to the attention of Housing Executive by Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh was the issue of illegal dumping on a piece of privately owned land to the rear of Stoney Heights/Churchtown Park in the town, he said

' This small piece of land is privately owned and has been used by some irresponsible individual(s) to dump rubbish illegally much to the concern and anger of those residents who live close by.

' Although responsibility for the removal of this rubbish lies with the landowner, who I am led to believe is currently in the process of selling it, Housing Executive have at least given a commitment to me to replace fencing which surrounds the land in an effort to stop any future occurrences of this activity.

' I would welcome this assurance and will continue to raise further issues in other areas with the Executive and other agencies which have been brought to my attention as a result of this survey. ''