Middleton urges caution on ownership of City Walls

02 August 2019

Following calls for the City Walls ownership to be transferred from DfC to the City Council, DUP MLA Gary Middleton has said,

Gary Middleton MLA

Member of the Environment Committee

Gary Middleton

“Everyone recognises the huge significance of the City Walls which attracts many tourists and are of particular historical importance.

Guardians entrusted with the care and maintenance of the walls must ensure that the cultural life that surrounds them is maintained and that we continue to promote Londonderry and its City Walls as a tourist attraction. Recent projects such as the Walled City Lighting Strategy and the refurbishment of Walkers Plinth have been examples of partnership working for the enhancement of the historic walls.

I would urge extreme caution in any decisions around change of ownership, particularly to the council. I believe the ownership, which has existed for nearly 70 years, should be kept for the good of all who love this iconic part of our City.”

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