Council marks 1,000 days


Council chairman Stephen McCann

FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council has marked its achievements following 1,000 days in operation.
Christmas Day was when the milestone was reached by the local authority which was formally constituted on April 1, 2015, following the introduction of the Local Government Act.
Among the ‘interesting facts’ that the council has highlighted for the occasion are the two million visitors to its four leisure centres, the promotion of 587 jobs through the New Business Start-up programme and 3,946 registered births.
It has also highlighted the fact that 6.5 million household bins have been serviced since April 1, 2015, and the fact that £14million has been invested in venues and facilities.
The current chairman, Stephen McCann of Sinn Fein, says that in a relatively short time, the council has achieved so much.
“The council continues to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and earlier this year rolled out the separate food waste collection service to an additional 22,000 households,” he said.
“While it is important to reflect, there is always more to do and it is important to build on these past achievements. As such, the council has commenced detailed budget planning for the next financial year so that the commitments set out in the council’s Corporate Plan and the Fermanagh and Omagh Commnunity Plan can be met and we continue to use our share of the rates to develop the district and improve the lives of our residents.”

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