Security gates have been approved for a number of areas in the Derry which have been blighted by vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

The gating orders were approved by Derry City and Strabane District Council at a meeting of its Health and Community Committee.

Gates will be erected at three locations – Glencaw Park (pictured) and Fergleen Park in the Galliagh area and to the rear of homes at Liscloon Drive in Shantallow.

The move follows on from similar measures being put in place at Madam’s Bank Road underpass, Rock Terrace and Westway in Creggan.

The meeting was told that in regards to the Glencaw Park proposal, 13 residents, including the owner of Glencaw Stores, had signed a petition supporting the installation of the gates.

Meanwhile, the Outer North Community Safety Team also carried out a consultation in relation to the Fergleen Park which was supported by 11 residents directly affected by the proposal.

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