McCann hails Fountain village progress following peace wall criticism

The Fountain Estate, Derry. DER2715MC020

The Fountain Estate, Derry. DER2715MC020

Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has defended criticism of the “building a united community programme” pointing to progress on the Fountain and Bogside urban village following claims not enough peace walls are coming down.

East Londonderry MLA John Dallat asked the OFMDFM Minister: “Does she seriously believe that enough has been done to build our communities? “Given that only one peace wall has fallen, this really has been cooked in a darkened room.”

“I am not really sure what the Member’s supplementary question is, but I have indicated to him the amount of money that has been spent on urban villages thus far. Quite a lot of work has been done already on the one in the Bogside and Fountain area of Derry, which, although not in the Member’s constituency is in his immediate area,” she said.