Weekly Blog, Thursday 3rd March
Have your say on community development for the district
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is encouraging residents to share their views on future community development for the district.
A programme of public meetings have taken place over the last number of days in towns and villages in each of the District Electoral Areas, namely Lisnaskea, Fintona, Omagh, Gortin, Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Belcoo. The public meetings provided residents and representatives from public agencies and the community and voluntary sector the opportunity to have their say on future community development for the district.
Information gathered at these meetings will be used by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to develop a new Community Development Strategy 2016-2019 for the district. The strategy will outline how the Council will deliver community development support to groups and promote Good Relations across the district in the future.
For those who were unable to attend a public meeting, an online survey is available to complete on the Council’s website until 5pm, Friday 4 March 2016. Hard copies of the survey are also available upon request from the Council’s Community Services team.
Encouraging people to share their views before the March 4 deadline, a spokesperson for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, said: “Good community development strengthens local communities, helping them to address social, economic and environmental issues in their area and improve overall health and well-being of residents.
We have been delighted with the response from members of the public and representatives from public agencies and the community and voluntary sector at our series of public meetings.
We want our new Community Development Strategy to accurately reflect the needs of communities in the Fermanagh and Omagh district and encourage anyone who has not yet engaged in the consultation process to complete the survey on the Council’s website or make direct contact with a member of the Community Services team.”
The online community development survey is available to complete until 5.00 pm, Friday 4 March 2016 and can be accessed here.
Alternatively, hard copies of the survey are available from the Council’s Community Services team by telephoning 0300 303 1777.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
Click on the logo for March 2016 Community Support News
An Evening of Conversation with Bryan Gallager, Friday 11th March, Church Hill Band Hall
The Church Hill Silver Band are hosting an Evening of Conversation with Bryan Gallagher in the Band Hall in Church Hill on Friday 11th March at 8pm. Bryan Gallagher is a retired headmaster and a regular contributor to ‘Thought of the Day’ and ‘Your Place or Mine’ on BBC Radio Ulster. He has written ‘There’ll not be a Crowd Till the Crowd Gathers’, a memoir of the Starlight Dance Band. His most recent book is ‘Barefoot in Mullyneeny’. All welcome.
Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership Monthly Meeting, Monday 14th March, Venue TBC
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.
Gerry Guthrie, Easter Monday 28th March, Derrygonnelly Community Centre
Gerry Guthrie plays in the Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Easter Monday 28th March.
Proceeds in aid of Botha Parish Renovation Fund.
Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th March 2016. All welcome.