Have your say on Council’s draft Leisure Strategy for the district

29th January 2019

Members of the public are encouraged to have their say on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s draft Leisure Strategy – ‘Active Together’.

This district wide, long-term strategy, which will cover the period from 2019 to 2030, has been developed following a review of leisure services covering the programmes, activities, facilities and venues currently provided together with linkages to other sectors such as sporting bodies and community groups.

It has also drawn on the engagement which has taken place with a wide range of stakeholders across the district in relation to the priorities for public service delivery in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The draft strategy identifies the current context in which services are provided and the key future needs, trends, opportunities and constraints which must be considered and addressed.

It recognises that physical inactivity is one of the biggest challenges to achieving wellbeing.

The ‘Active Together’ strategy will take account of changing lifestyles and how people wish to participate in leisure activities in the coming years.

The strategy will also consider the issues around management of limited resources and the identification of priorities with regard to facilities, services, and programming to ensure that the Council achieves greatest impact from the resources available to it.

The ‘Active Together’ strategy has been developed in line with other regional and local strategies using the Outcomes Based Approach (OBA) adopted by the draft Programme for Government, the Community Plan for the district and the Council’s emerging Corporate Plan 2019-2024.

A series of drop in sessions on the draft strategy will take place across the District during an 8 week consultation period, which starts on Monday 28 January 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Monday 25 March 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Consultation sessions will take place as follows:

Date

Venue

Call in any time between

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Belcoo Community Centre

6pm-8pm

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Trillick Leisure Centre

6pm-8pm

Thursday 14 February 2019

Omagh Leisure Complex

Conference Room

6pm-8pm

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown

Small Hall

6pm-8pm

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea

Killypaddy Room

6pm-8pm

Wednesday 6 March 2019

The Milestone Centre, Carrickmore

6pm-8pm

Thursday 14 March 2019

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Erne Room

6pm-8pm

 An online questionnaire is also available on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s website where people can provide their feedback on the draft strategy.

All comments should be received no later than 12 noon on Monday 25 March 2019.

The draft Leisure Strategy – ‘Active Together’ is available to view under the consultation section of the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council website and at the Council offices in Omagh at the Grange and Connect Centre at 16 High Street, and at the Townhall in Enniskillen. It is also available at the Council’s four leisure centres; Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen; and Omagh Leisure Complex.

If you have any queries, please telephone Liz Wilson, Head of Leisure, Recreation & Sport, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777, textphone: 028 8225 6216, or email: activetogether@fermanaghomagh.com.