Weekly Blog, Thursday 14th January

Happy new year to you all. I’m sure Christmas is but a mere distant memory by now and ‘normality’ has once again settled in. The hustle and bustle of everyday life has resumed and we put our heads down and get on with things.

We in the Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership are looking forward to a year filled with various projects and events, and to build on the great relationship we have with 091715_1507_DDCPWeeklyB11.jpgour local people, groups and organisations. We have a few things in the pipeline, so please either come along to our meetings or follow us on our media channels to find out what is happening. You can follow us on facebook and twitter (@ddcp_portal), and you can subscribe to our blog to receive our weekly updates direct to your inbox. We also welcome feedback from our community peers, please send e-mail us: derrygonnelly.district@gmail.com.


On a different note, this time of year can sometimes be quite isolating for some of us for all sorts of different reasons, and simple little things like a smile, a phone call, an invitation to something could all make such a big difference to someone’s day, and our own! Let us look after each other, and also bear in mind the “Five Ways to Wellbeing”:

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Free Planning Advice – Fermanagh House

Community Places continues its free planning advice sessions for people and community groups. Their next advice session is in Fermanagh House in Enniskillen community nion Tuesday, 19 January 2016 from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

On Tuesday, 19 January 2016 Community Places will be in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to provide independent advice on all kinds of planning issues in towns, rural areas and villages.

They can also provide advice on how to object to a development, how planning deals with development that is built without planning permission and information on the planning system.  There is no need to make an appointment.  If you are not able to attend the advice session they can also provide planning advice by telephone 028 9023 9444.

Community Places is an independent charity which provides free planning advice to people and communities who cannot afford private consultants.


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Big Hearty Breakfast and Cake Sale, Saturday 30th January, Community Centre

sillees defib groupThe Sillees Defibrillator Support Group are inviting you all to a Hearty breakfast, in Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Saturday 30th January  between 9.30am and 12noon. A full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings will be served, and for those who have started the New Year more healthily there will be a healthy option. There will be food suitable for the whole family. This is the group’s only fundraiser this year so please make the effort and support this life saving, local cause.


DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 8th February, Community Centre


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership hold a meeting every second Monday of the month at 8pm in the various venues in Derrygonnelly. Here we meet up to discuss how we would like our area to develop, funding opportunities, current issues and upcoming projects and events. We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our community to come along to the meetings and have a say in the future of our village.



Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 8th February 2016. All welcome.

If there is anything you would like us to add to our blog, please e-mail derrygonnelly.district@gmail.com, or send us a message on Facebook.