Community Planning

Community planning brings together partner organisations from the public, private and community/voluntary sectors. Partners work together with local communities to deliver better public services which meet local needs and to improve the lives of local people.

Community planning is a new statutory duty which came into operation on 1 April 2015 as part of the full implementation of local government reform. As the lead partner, the Council is responsible for making arrangements for community planning in its area. You can find out more about the statutory duty here.

The “Fermanagh Omagh 2030” Community Plan is the overarching plan for the Fermanagh and Omagh district, bringing together the knowledge, expertise and collective resources of a wide range of partners, all working towards a single agreed vision. The Community Planning Partnership  believes that services and quality of life for all in the district can be improved by getting the public, private and community/voluntary sectors working together better towards our agreed vision and 8 long-term outcomes.

The plan has been co-designed with input from all key stakeholders including the wider community. The co-design process took place over 2015 and 2016 and the plan itself was launched in March 2017.

The Fermanagh Omagh 2030 Community Plan can be downloaded here


‘From Talk to Action’ – 8 week Consultation

Following the launch of the Community Plan, an Action Plan has been produced including actions which will help to begin to jointly tackle the major issues in the district and require a high level of partnership working to achieve, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Some of the actions can be delivered in the short to medium term, others will take longer to fully achieve. The draft Fermanagh Omagh 2030 Community Plan Action Plan can be downloaded here

The draft Action Plan is available for consultation for 8 weeks between 18 December 2017 and 11 February 2018. The plans are about your place and your future, so your say is important. The Community Planning Partnership is keen to hear what you think about what is included in the Action Plan.

You are invited to complete our online survey here

You are also invited to attend our Drop-in Public Information Events which will be held in January (see below). At the events, you will be given an opportunity to talk to trained facilitators who will talk you through the Action Plan and take notes of your comments.

Lisnaskea Library 16th January 2018, 6pm – 8pm

Omagh Library 17th January 2018, 10am – 8pm

Enniskillen Library 23rd January 2018, 10am – 8pm

Owenkillew Community Centre, Gortin 24th January 2018, 6pm – 8pm

If you require special arrangements to be made to enable you, a friend or relative to attend a workshop, please contact us in advance and we will meet your requests where possible.

Following consultation, a report will be prepared and presented to the Community Planning Strategic Partnership Board for consideration before agreement of the final Action Plan.

You can make comments on the Action Plan via our digital platform through Facebook and Twitter. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are @fermanaghomagh

The Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan also has a hashtag where all communications are brought together for collective viewing: #fermanaghomagh2030

If you would like more information about the Community Plan Action Plan, you can get in touch with Oonagh Donnelly, Community Planning Officer by telephoning 0300 303 1777, ext 20213, textphone 028 8225 6216 or email



Related Files
Action Plan Consultation Document
3 MB | pdf | 15 Dec 2017
Rural Needs Impact Assessment for Action Plan
3 MB | pdf | 15 Dec 2017
Equality Screening for Action Plan
7 MB | pdf | 15 Dec 2017
Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan 2030
6 MB | pdf | 28 Mar 2017
Community Planning Engagement Report 2015
428 KB | pdf | 28 Mar 2017
SEA – Environmental Report_Issued_031016
745 KB | pdf | 08 May 2017
Community Planning