Councillor McMahon referred to the deliberate fire at the former Smyth’s Mill site, Derry Road, Strabane that took place the previous Sunday night. He expressed concern over the safety of the building and asked for the relevant Council Department to contact the owners and agencies to ensure that the building was made secure.
Alderman Hussey supported the previous speaker’s comments and concern. He referred to the anticipated regeneration plans that the new Council had inherited from the legacy Council and alluded to the fact that this particular location was included in the plans.
Councillor Gallagher advised that he had contacted the owners and they assured him that they were taking steps to secure the building.