DDCP’s Weekly Blog, Thursday 18th June
At our June meeting our Village Plan was reviewed in light of our Feasibility Report having been completed in March of this year. We were also able to remove a number of actions from the Village Plan as they have now been completed, for example, the establishment of a fitness hub at the Community Centre with the erection of a new MUGA pitch. We also lobbied Roads Services to resurface the Main Street and the local Council to tidy up the rear of the village at the Commons area with a visual improvement scheme. We also supported the building of a new toilet block on the Enniskillen Road and we were able to use the old toilet block as a store for DDCP items such as the festive lights and Christmas tree.
The Feasibility Report has given sharp focus to the future direction of our community and we have identified five key areas which we wish to focus our efforts on. These are:-
- Environmental Improvements
- The establishment of a community hub/cafe
- Identifying childcare and elderly facilities
- Job creation through technology and business support and
- Tourism opportunities
Each of these strategic themes have a number of identified actions which will help to deliver outcomes for our community.
This reviewed plan has just been submitted to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and we look forward to working with all the key stakeholders in delivering new opportunities for our community. A lot has been achieved since the partnership was established and much more needs to be done. We would ask for your continued support in achieving our goals.
The Partnership would also like to extend their admiration of the excellent work of our four churches, working together through the auspices of the Irish Church Peace Project and the Partnership. We were delighted to hear that the joint churches’ Soup lunch in aid of the Nepal Earthquake has now raised over £5000.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
“Couch to 5k”, Monday 22nd June, Harps Clubhouse. Derrygonnelly Harps are hosting a Health and Wellbeing initiative based around Derrygonnelly 5k/7k in September: “A programme in which we help each other to prepare, looking at food intake, gentle training and enjoyment. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on June 22nd.” Click here for more information.
Showcase Darts Exhibition, Saturday 27th June, Westville Hotel. One of the largest Darts Event to ever be staged in Northern Ireland, featuring four legends of the game; Wayne Mardle, Dennis Priestley, Martin Adams and Bobby George. The event is open to all ages to attend. Check out their Facebook for more information.
Local Charity Commission Workshop, Monday 29th June, Omagh Community House. Practical session for groups who have been called forward by, or who wish to prepare for registration with, the Charity Commission for NI and will be delivered by Omagh Forum. Click here for more information.
FODC: ‘A New Community Plan’, Monday 29th June, Derrygonnelly Community Centre. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is leading a partnership process to develop their first Community Plan for the new district. Click here for more information.
Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th September 2015. Time and venue to be confirmed. All welcome. In the meanwhile we hope you all have a lovely summer.
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