Foul play – dog owners urged to clean up mess

FERMANAGH dog owners have been urged to clean up after their pets, particularly when visiting local cemeteries where fouling is on the increase. The Council made the appeal last week after a surge in reports of the stinky problem at cemeteries in the local area. “We have been made aware that there has been a significant increase […]

Councillors critical of roads maintenance process here

AT A RECENT meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, several members spoke of their disappointment with  the roads maintenance programme here, which has not addressed the scale of the problem. Despite much correspondence between the Council and its individual members and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and other bodies, many Fermanagh roads remain in […]

Council debate on how to mark Emergency Services Day

A COUNCIL discussion on how best to mark Emergency Services Day ended with sharp exchanges in the chamber. Members heard the organisers encouraged the Council to purchase the scheme’s flag and hold a small event. Chairman, Errol Thompson, stated he would be very willing to facilitate this. While there was a positive response to the […]

Illegal camping causing concern at tourist spot

UNSIGHTLY: UNAUTHORISED camping at Trory jetty, where tourists cross by ferry to Devenish Island, is causing upset and disgust to people visiting the area. On the last bank holiday, one caravaner played loud music and was engaged in anti-social where children and tourists came to relax on a sunny day. The camping raises concerns about […]

Summer scheme programme opens

BOOKING for the Council’s new programme of free summer schemes for local children opened last Friday, 4 June.  The programme will offer children and young people the opportunity to get active and learn new skills at various locations across the district. The weekly coaching programmes will focus on fundamentals of movement and skills required for […]

Questions raised on Public Realm scheme timing

Works are progressing and remain on programme for completion by spring 2022. THE HERALD has raised  questions about the timing and planning behind the public realm scheme which, is still ongoing, obstructing traffic and inconveniencing shoppers at the same time as retail reopened after 14 months of interrupted trade. The Fermanagh Herald asked the contractors, […]

Anti-fracking group questions council’s transparency

THE Council has come under fire for holding meetings on fracking behind closed doors. In a statement, the Council said it recently held an informal meeting with fracking consultancy firm Hatch Regeneris, where “members unequivocally stated their opposition to unconventional hydrocarbon extraction (fracking).” Anti-fracking group, Belcoo Frack Free, have questioned the decision to hold an […]

Free Papers for those in need

The Fermanagh Herald is now offering vulnerable and isolated residents in receipt of a weekly food parcel a complimentary copy of the popular weekly newspaper. The newspaper has donated newspapers to assist those most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic access local news stories, important information and feel connected to their local community. The local council’s […]