Have your say on improvements to Enniskillen town centre

Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their say on the overall proposed design of a major improvement programme for Enniskillen town centre at two information events taking place in Enniskillen on Thursday 7 June 2018.

The Department for Communities is investing £4.7 million in the Enniskillen public realm scheme with a further £500,000 being provided by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to improve the appearance and appeal of the town centre.

Public information events will take place in Enniskillen on Thursday 7 June 2018 in the Townhall from 12 noon – 4pm and in Fermanagh House from 5pm – 8pm. Everyone is welcome.

The proposed design will be on display at both events where members of the design team will also be in attendance.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, explained that the proposed overall design has been developed following consultation with members of the public and key stakeholders.

“The Enniskillen public realm project is a significant programme for Enniskillen and the district and we are keen to hear the views of all those with an interest in the scheme on the proposed design. This feedback will be considered by the design team to help finalise the proposal for the submission of the planning application.”

The proposed overall design has been developed and approved by the Project Steering Group which comprises Councillors from the Enniskillen District Electoral Area working in partnership with town centre business representatives. Members include Councillors Debbie Coyle (Chair), Paul Blake, Keith Elliott, Robert Irvine, Tommy Maguire and Howard Thornton and six representatives of the local business community Roci Allen, Joe Kelly, Nuala Lilley, Noelle McAloon, Jonathan Poots and Jonathan Styles.  A representative of South West Ageing Partnership, Valerie Brown, also attends the Steering Group.

The Enniskillen public realm scheme will include improvements to footpaths, street lighting, landscaping and street furniture within the town centre.

The improvement project is designed to significantly enhance the appearance of the town, making it an even more attractive place to live, work, visit and do business.

The designs will continue to be on display for feedback in the Townhall and after the event and will be available to view online on the Council’s website at fermanaghomagh.com.

The feedback will then be considered by the design team to finalise the proposed design which will be submitted for planning approval in July 2018.