Council services update: Storm Ali

19th September 2018

Amber weather warning for wind

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for wind from 8am until 6pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018. 

Please note: a yellow weather warning for wind was in place from 6am until 10pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Bin collections
Due to adverse weather conditions and access issues in some areas, our refuse crews were unable to collect household bins in some parts of the district on Wednesday 19 September 2018.
If your household bin was due for collection and was not serviced, please bring your bin in and represent the bin on the morning of Thursday 20 September 2018. We will endeavour to collect it as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Closure of parks & open spaces
A number of Council parks and open spaces have suffered damage, including tree damage, as a result of Storm Ali.

It will take Council staff some time to carry out the necessary inspections of our parks and open spaces and to undertake repairs. In the interest of safety, these parks and open spaces will remain closed until further notice. We anticipate that this may take up to 10 days.

Updates will be posted on the Council website and our social media accounts.

Parks & open spaces reopened
The following parks and open spaces have been reopened to the public:

– Grange Park
– McCauley Park
– Lovers Retreat
– Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark sites including Lough Navar Forest & Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk
– Fermanagh Lakeland Forum
– Round O
– Brookeborough play area and surrounding path
– Killyfole
– Derrychara Bridge
– Ardhowen path

Postponement of Council meetings
The Planning Committee meeting scheduled for 2.00 pm and the Special Council meeting scheduled for 7.00pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018 have been postponed.

Both meetings were due to take place in the Council Offices, The Grange, Mountjoy Road, Omagh.

The Planning Meeting will now take place in the Townhall, Enniskillen on Monday 24 September at 10.00 am.  The Special Council meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

Fallen trees and road closures
trafficwatch Northern Ireland is reporting a number of fallen trees and road closures in the Fermanagh and Omagh district.For further information and to keep up to date please visit trafficwatchni.com/emergency-news 

Further information and emergency contact numbers
For further information, emergency contact numbers and advice on the weather warning currently in place please visit the nidirect website.