Derry City & Strabane - Public urged to have their say on Glendermott Shared Space Project consultation




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Public urged to have their say on Glendermott Shared Space Project consultation

18 April 2023

Residents in the Drumahoe, Tullyally and Currynierin areas are being encouraged to attend specially arranged public meetings to share their views on the Glendermott Shared Space Project.

The meetings will take place in three separate venues on Monday May 22nd and are open to local residents, community groups and stakeholders.

Derry City and Strabane District Council is applying for EU PEACEPLUS funding from the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) that, if successful, will be used to fund parks and outdoor public spaces in the local area.

The application will be stronger if local people take part.

The overall objective of the Glendermott Shared Space Project is to address community tensions and the impact of the conflict on the area by regenerating the Green Spaces to create a high quality, well connected shared space. 

In other words, quality outdoor spaces that everyone can use together.

Specifically, it will be an interconnected green shared space for both communities and visitors that is non-contentious and non-sectarian through the regeneration of the lands between Drumahoe, Currynierin and Tullyally.

The PEACEPLUS funding application has two key parts – firstly, the physical creation of shared public space and secondly, a cross-community participation programme.

Council will take the lead on the physical/capital part (ie. Masterplan is the design of the Green Infrastructure (GI) shared space) and the cross-community programming and animation of the spaces will be tendered out for delivery by relevant organisations working with local communities.

It is important that local people have a say in what the cross-community programmes should look like.

Communities are encouraged to engage in the process and what goes into the bid for funding will be decided in a co-design process where communities put forward relevant ideas.

In May there is an initial series of open public workshops and no preregistration is necessary.

Interested groups and individuals are welcome to attend the most relevant and suitable workshop for them and preregistration is not required.

These Phase 1 workshops will be focusing specifically on what communities want in the cross-community participation programme part of the project.

At a later date there will be more information on the physical/capital masterplan.

The co-design process begins on Monday 22nd May 2023 in the YMCA Drumahoe from 10.30am – 12noon, Tullyally Community Partnership at 14.00 – 15.30 and Currynierin Community Association at 19.00 – 20.30.