Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan – ‘A Day in the life of the next generation’

Published: 7th February 2017

As part of the public consultation on the Community Plan for Fermanagh and Omagh, local school pupils were invited to submit their views on the content of the draft plan through art, writing or poetry.

A substantial number of submissions were received from schools across the district and these have provided us with a real insight into how our children and young people envisage the Fermanagh and Omagh district of the future. This information will be taken account of in the action planning process to support the implementation of the Community Plan and we would like to commend all of the pupils who took part for their excellent contributions.

Winning submissions were received from a range of schools across the district including Omagh Integrated PS, Enniskillen Integrated PS, Tattygar PS, St Patrick’s PS Eskra, Ballinamallard PS, Lisbellaw PS and Loreto Convent Grammar School. A selection of the submissions will be publicly displayed in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh and Enniskillen Castle Museums from 3 to 13 February 2017 (please note that due to space limitations we cannot display all submissions received).

Commenting after a recent awards ceremony, Chair of the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Planning Partnership, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said

‘It is fabulous to see so many young people taking an interest in the Community Plan, a document which will very much shape the future of their district. I will be working to feed their ideas into the action planning process and would like to commend everyone who submitted a piece to this competition for the quality of the artwork and the range of important issues they addressed.’

Sixteen public sector organisations, alongside representatives of business and community and voluntary sector organisations, have come together to agree the content of the first ever Community Plan for Fermanagh and Omagh, the aim of which is ‘to improve public services and make a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and visit in the Fermanagh and Omagh area’.

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