Public Consultation on Draft Leisure Strategy for the district

Members of the public are encouraged to have their say on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s draft Leisure Strategy – ‘Active Together’.

This district wide, long-term strategy, which will cover the period from 2019 to 2030, has been developed following a review of leisure services covering the programmes, activities, facilities and venues currently provided together with linkages to other sectors such as sporting bodies and community groups.

It has also drawn on the engagement which has taken place with a wide range of stakeholders across the district in relation to the priorities for public service delivery in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The draft strategy identifies the current context in which services are provided and the key future needs, trends, opportunities and constraints which must be considered and addressed.

It recognises that physical inactivity is one of the biggest challenges to achieving wellbeing.

The ‘Active Together’ strategy will take account of changing lifestyles and how people wish to participate in leisure activities in the coming years.

The strategy will also consider the issues around management of limited resources and the identification of priorities with regard to facilities, services, and programming to ensure that the Council achieves greatest impact from the resources available to it.

The ‘Active Together’ strategy has been developed in line with other regional and local strategies using the Outcomes Based Approach (OBA) adopted by the draft Programme for Government, the Community Plan for the district and the Council’s emerging Corporate Plan 2019-2024.

A series of drop in sessions on the draft strategy will take place across the District during an 8 week consultation period, which starts on Monday 28 January 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Monday 25 March 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Consultation sessions will take place as follows:

Date Venue Call in any time between
Wednesday 6 February 2019 Belcoo Community Centre 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019 Trillick Leisure Centre 6pm-8pm
Thursday 14 February 2019 Omagh Leisure Complex

Conference Room

6pm-8pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019 Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown

Small Hall

6pm-8pm
Wednesday 27 February 2019 Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea

Killypaddy Room

6pm-8pm
Wednesday 6 March 2019 The Milestone Centre, Carrickmore 6pm-8pm
Thursday 14 March 2019 Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Erne Room

6pm-8pm

A copy of the draft strategy is below, and an online questionnaire allows you to provide your feedback to us.

All comments should be received no later than 12 noon on Monday 25 March 2019.

The draft Leisure Strategy – ‘Active Together’ is available to view at the Council offices in Omagh at the Grange and Connect Centre at 16 High Street, the Townhall in Enniskillen. It is also available at the Council’s four leisure centres; Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen; and Omagh Leisure Complex.

If you have any queries, please contact Liz Wilson, Head of Leisure, Recreation & Sport, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by:

Telephone:   0300 303 1777

Textphone:  028 8225 6216

Email:            activetogether@fermanaghomagh.com

Active Together Strategy available to download here.

Active Together Survey – Active Together Questionnaire

If you require this questionnaire in another format please contact us (contact details above).


Fermanagh Lakeland Forum

The Fermanagh Lakeland Forum leisure centre in Enniskillen, which opened in 1976 and welcomes approximately 350,000 admissions each year, has been identified as a facility in need of significant investment.

We would like to consult with the Forum’s service users, members of the local community and other key stakeholders.

Please complete the questionnaire below to give us your feedback on the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum.

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum Questionnaire

If you require this questionnaire in another format please contact us (contact details above).


Play Provision

Fermanagh and Omagh District currently has 109 Council maintained play parks across the district. These play parks range in size from small local play provision, to larger neighbourhood play parks and in addition the Council has 2 Destination play parks at the Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen and the Grange in Omagh which provide more activity options including adventure play opportunities for young people.

Our play parks are ageing and they need a significant amount of maintenance each year to maintain their current condition. New opportunities are available for play park equipment which we are currently not availing of in most of our play parks. We have a lot of small local play parks and evidence suggests some of these are not well used. Current play park provision needs investment to ensure it adequately meets current and future needs. With limited resources, to be able to prioritise the required investment in play parks we need your feedback on your priorities for play as outlined within this questionnaire.

Please take a few minutes to offer your thoughts and should you wish to discuss any issues further please contact: Stephen Forrest at the following email address:stephen.forrest@fermanaghomagh.com.

Play Provision Questionnaire

If you require this questionnaire in another format please contact us (contact details above).

File Type Size Date
Active Together Draft Strategy pdf 7 MB 28th January 2019