Motion: “On the Ball” Campaign

Council - 4th December 2018

To consider the following motion to which due notice has been given:

“That Fermanagh and Omagh District Council agrees to support the “On the Ball” campaign, the aim of which is to provide free sanitary products in as many sporting grounds and public buildings as possible to combat the ever growing issue of period poverty. As an initial step, the Council will look at the feasibility of its introduction at the Town Hall in Enniskillen, The Grange in Omagh, the Intec Centre and other council offices in both Fermanagh and Omagh, and in keeping with the “On the Ball” campaign will also look at the feasibility of providing free sanitary products in all of the council sports facilities.

The Council should strive to join Derry City and Strabane District Council to proactively help efforts to tackle period poverty and be part of bringing about such positive change. It should be the norm in schools, universities, colleges, workplaces, football/sports grounds, concert venues for free access to sanitary product provision”.

Proposed by: Councillor D Coyle, seconded by Councillor Fitzgerald