The weeds blight has proved a scourge for residents, who have been making their feelings known to local councillors and community representatives.
DUP councillor Jonny Buckley said he had been in contact with the council, the Housing Executive and DRD and had walked through the affected estates with representatives.
He said, “I think it is totally unacceptable as the residents of these estates take a great pride in their area which has been ruined by weeds.
“Agencies have assured me that they are addressing the issue but I want to urge them that time is of the essence to help restore the community pride in these areas.”
John Stevenson of the PUP said the party had also met the various agencies responsible at site meetings in affected areas. “Whilst the immediate actions taken in these areas were to be congratulated, the necessary follow-up works have not been forthcoming,” he said.
“There are areas which haven’t seen a clean-up in over a year. ... There appears to be a disparity in which areas get actioned regularly.
“To be clear on this, if you live in one of the housing estates, your streets and pathways will not be in the same maintained condition as more affluent areas.”