Council to host Community Convention

24th October 2018

The 3rd Annual Community Convention for community and voluntary sector groups, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, will take place in the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown on Thursday 8 November 2018 commencing 6.45 pm.

The Community Convention will provide local groups with the opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers and attend workshops from advisory and support agencies on a range of topics. Topics being covered at the event include accessing community loans, volunteer support, recycling and completing funding application forms.

Speaking about the Community Convention, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said,

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be working in partnership with other organisations to inform local groups of the various support streams and opportunities available to them.

Local community and voluntary groups play such a vital role in the physical, social and economic regeneration of the district.  I would encourage representatives from our local community and voluntary groups to attend the Community Convention as  this an excellent opportunity to access a wealth of relevant information.”

Delegates at the Community Convention will also be provided with an update on both Community Planning and the Local Development Plan.

John Wylie, Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies) Northern Ireland, will be in attendance to give an overview of why the weather is becoming increasingly unsettled.  Mr Wylie will outline recommendations for response to adverse weather warnings and will also highlight the difference between the weather warning systems used in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

For further information or to reserve a place (max 3 per group/organisation) please contact Community Services, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) textphone on 028 8225 6216 or email communitysupport@fermanaghomagh.com..