People living in Ballinaska Heights in Derry/Londonderry, enjoyed an action-packed family fun day during the Easter break.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, joined residents for the event on Wednesday 20th April where families enjoyed face painting, balloon modelling, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle and an obstacle course.
Derry City and Strabane District Council’s environmental team hosted a recycling stand at the event and their Community Safety Wardens also joined in the fun.
Max Carberry, Neighbourhood Services Officer at Clanmil Housing, who organised the event, said:
“We were delighted with the turnout, and it was great to see people who live in Clanmil homes out in the sunshine together again.
“Events like this provide opportunities for our communities to bond, grow and develop – which is so important after the past couple of years when Covid kept us all at home.”
Liz who lives at Ballinaska Heights said:
“This development is only four years old, and for two of those years we have been impacted by Covid-19. Because of this, some families here haven’t had a chance to get to know each other yet. So, at our last Local Engagement Forum meeting with Clanmil, we discussed organising an event like this.
“It’s been a fantastic day. It’s given us the opportunity to mix again and get to know each other better and that is really positive.”