Bogside & Brandywell Initiative

Bogside and Brandywell Initiative (BBI) welcomed the original attempts to establish a set of
robust indicators which were capable of being updated on a regular basis. This attempt to
further refine and update the indicators is a logical follow on from the work of Mike Noble
and his team and is to be welcomed.

BBI recognises the importance of having such robust and updatable indicators given the
claim by government departments that their policies are primarily aimed at concentrating
support and investment to those sections and areas of the North most afflicted by deprivation
and poverty. As such, it is essential that the means by which such deprived areas are
identified (i.e. deprivation indicators) accurately reflect their current status