Council launches four-year plan for Fermanagh and Omagh district

Published: 4th June 2015

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Chairman, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, launched the Council’s inaugural Corporate Plan 2015-2019 yesterday, defining the Council’s vision for the new Fermanagh and Omagh district as ‘The place of choice – where people, communities and businesses prosper”.

In setting out the Council’s core purpose as “Leading and serving our community, working with others to promote quality of life, quality places and quality services for all”, the Corporate Plan commits to a programme of action geared towards achieving the Council’s vision. The programme of action focusses on the continuous improvement of services and performance across three central themes: People and Community; Place and Environment; and the Council Itself.

A set of six core values, developed by the Council, underpin the implementation of the Corporate Plan and the way in which the Council conducts itself. The core values include: Responsive and accountable civic leadership; Transparency and openness; People and community focussed; Fairness and inclusiveness; Excellence in performance; and Committed to sustainable improvement and innovation.

Speaking at the Corporate Plan launch event at the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“The Corporate Plan is a document which will serve as the Council’s reference guide for the next four years – our blueprint for implementing our vision and programme of action as we enter this new era of Local Government. The Corporate Plan has been driven by the priorities of local communities, the continuation of the programme of work from the former Omagh and Fermanagh areas and the new functions which have been transferred to Local Government.

There are three central themes which underpin the Corporate Plan: People and Community; Place and Environment; and the Council Itself. By focussing on these themes and the priorities within each, I am confident that we, working in partnership with others, can deliver positive change for the people and communities within the district, which are at the heart of everything we, as an organisation, do. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to the people of the district and to delivering improvements to quality of life, quality places and quality services.

By laying out our vision for the next four years, we are creating a contract with our residents to deliver the level of service which they deserve and commit to continuing to pressurise key decision makers to consider and respond positively to the needs of the people of this district.”

In the Chairman’s closing remarks, Councillor O’Reilly reinforced the need for ongoing support from key stakeholders to help the Council fully implement its 2015-2019 Corporate Plan.

In 2016/2017 the Corporate Plan will undergo an in-depth review to ensure the Council’s commitments and priorities are fully aligned with those of the emerging Fermanagh and Omagh district Community Plan. The Community Plan is currently being developed and will be in place by Autumn 2016.

The Corporate Plan was developed in consultation with elected Members, residents of the district and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council employees. Approximately 100 people attended the Corporate Plan launch event, including elected Members, Council employees and representatives from local communities, charitable organisations, public sector agencies and the private sector.

To view the Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019 please download from the related files section on this page or for further information, please contact Kim McLaughlin, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Head of Community Planning and Performance, by telephoning 0300 303 1777.


Related Files
FODC Corporate Plan 2015-19
4 MB | pdf | 03 Jun 2015

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