Have your say on future of leisure in Fermanagh and Omagh

5th February 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is hosting a series of public consultation events across the District over the next number of weeks on its long-term vision for leisure within Fermanagh and Omagh.

The recently launched draft leisure strategy for the district, ‘Active Together’, sets out the Council’s vision for leisure as one where, by working in partnership with others, everyone has the opportunity to be ‘Active Together’ and to enjoy improved wellbeing.

The draft strategy, which covers the time period 2019 to 2030, has been developed following a review of leisure services and provision across the District and a period of engagement with a range of stakeholders.

It takes into account changing lifestyles and people’s leisure preferences for the future and considers issues around the management of limited resources so that the Council can achieve greatest impact from its available resources.

A series of drop in sessions on the draft strategy will take place across the District in February and March. Everyone is welcome to attend.

As part of the consultation on the draft strategy, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is also seeking feedback on the future development of the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum and the development of a sustainable action plan for play spaces and playparks across the District.

Drop in consultation events are 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 feedback on the draft strategy, the future development of the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum and the development of a sustainable action plan for play spaces and playparks across the District.

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

The draft ‘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.

‘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.