She explained: “I was contacted by a number of people in the Killea area and they raised concerns about the state of the grass in the local Killea Cemetery.
“I have spoken to officials at Derry City and Strabane District Council and they have agreed to place it on the rota of regular grass cuttings.
“This is a very isolated cemetery even though it’s on a main arterial route between Derry and Donegal. Thousands of people would pass it each day and not even know it was there.
“It’s very important to ensure that Killea Cemetery and the area around it is both preserved and improved. Unknown to many residents of Derry the cemetery is still used but has absolutely no provision for car parking.
“I have also asked for this to be looked at in terms of a pathway to the cemetery and what can be done around the parking as this is a very dangerous road,” she added.