Sinn Féin councillor Brenda Chivers has condemned the latest vandalism of a roundabout outside Limavady and parts of the Seacoast Road.
Cllr. Chivers said “Lisnakilly roundabout on the outskirts of the town had Red and Blue paint added to it again at the weekend in a repeat of last years attack although this time the people responsible have managed to complete the job and covered the whole roundabout.”
“This paint needs to be removed as soon as possible to ease already heightened tensions in the town. In recent months we have seen attacks on Sinn Féin election posters, paramilitary flags erected and now curbs and roundabouts being painted in an attempt to mark territory.”
“Having contacted Transport NI they have informed me they do not have the money at this time to repaint the roundabout and do not wish to put their staff at risk. I have also been in contact with the PSNI.”
“It is not just residents and locals who will find this distasteful as the roundabout is in close proximity to the Roe Park hotel which was full of visitors for the Irish Open just last week.”
“Thousands of pounds were spent to build a new Orange Hall in the town, surely that is a better example of orange culture than petty vandalism such as this so I would call on Unionist representatives to condemn this and call for an end to such acts.”
She added “Sinn Féin worked to get this repaired last year and will do the same again this time. The culprits are costing ratepayers a fortune and I hope they see sense and stop now.