Neighbourhood Renewal celebrates 10 years in Enniskillen

Published: 14th March 2016

The Enniskillen Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership hosted an event to celebrate 10 years of the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme in the Enniskillen area, on Thursday 10 March, which brought together residents from the Neighbourhood Renewal areas dignitaries, representatives, project promoters, service providers, agencies and interested parties.

The event showcased the range and variety of Neighbourhood Renewal projects in the Enniskillen area, and highlighted the positive impact which the Programme has on the local community.

The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council commented, “Projects have targeted educational enhancements such as homework clubs, school based activities and programmes for under 5’s, health and wellbeing initiatives such as fitness programmes, the provision of support for those with drug and alcohol dependencies and counselling and support services and various environmental and youth based programmes. I am confident that these programmes have had a significant positive impact on the quality of life of the 3000 residents who live within the neighbourhood renewal areas in Enniskillen.”

Local residents provided a personal perspective on their experience of Neighbourhood Renewal and the support and opportunities they received. One young resident highlighted how children’s services and activity clubs had helped her gain confidence and make friends during her childhood, while a young mum appreciated the opportunity to meet other mothers and integrate into the local community at the ‘Families Together Group’. As English is her second language, she finds helping her child with homework difficult and appreciated the support of the Homework and Activities Club in her locality.

The Enniskillen Neighbourhood Renewal initiative is funded by the Department for Social Development, and the Partnership includes community representatives, elected representatives, statutory agencies, funding bodies and other stakeholders championing the needs of the area.  Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator, Kellie Beacom assists the Partnership with the delivery of the Programme.

For further information about Neighbourhood Renewal, please contact the Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator Kellie Beacom on 0300 303 1777 ext 21201 or email kellie.beacom@fermanaghomagh.com.

 

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or

email: Elizabeth.harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

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