Local councillors are set to discuss a proposal to financially support a 'unity bridge' project which will link a Catholic school and a Protestant one in Limavady.

At last night's monthly council meeting, Sinn Féin's Anne Brolly suggested that council give at least £10,000 to the project as a 'goodwill gesture'.

The £216,000 project will see the construction of a footbridge between St Mary's High School and Limavady High.

For years both schools have worked together on many different projects.

They hope the bridge will enhance shared education.

Mrs Brolly said both schools are an 'inspiration' and 'have shown us how we should move towards a shared future'.

However TUV's Boyd Douglas said he didn't believe council should contribute to the project.

"I don't know why we should give money to this. I'm not opposed to it (the project) but there are lots of other people out there who would be thinking 'we could be doing with £10,000 too'."

It was agreed at the meeting that council will invite representatives from both schools to a meeting on Tuesday night to give members an update on the project.

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