Council to fork out on Forum

THE proposed redevelopment of the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum will be the Council’s ‘biggest capital spend’ ever as well as being the first leisure centre building in Ireland to use Passive House design standards. A significant milestone was reached this week when the planning application was submitted for the redevelopment. Plans to transform the popular Enniskillen facility […]

Make Broadmeadow an entertainment hub and move Forum

THE Lakeland Forum should be knocked down and moved elsewhere is the verdict of a prominent Fermanagh business figure. Terry McCartney, who owns the Belmore Court & Motel in Enniskillen and is also a board member of Tourism NI, insists that by re-locating the leisure centre to another part of town, the Broadmeadow could be […]

Elliott welcomes Forum £20 million levelling up fund

THE LAKELAND Forum’s redevelopment has been handed a massive boost with millions to be poured in by the Government. As part of the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ programme, 10 projects – including the Enniskillen-based leisure centre – will be getting a share of a £71 million pot. The Lakeland Forum’s cut is believed to be more than […]

Public views wanted on Forum redevelopment

THE COUNCIL has revealed its plans to redevelop the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen, and is asking the local public for its opinion on the proposals. Plans for the major overhaul project include a wide range of indoor and outdoor leisure and recreation activities, which will help promote health and wellbeing, and increased access to the […]


Have your say on where to walk your dog!

THE PEOPLE of Fermanagh are being urged to have their say on where they will or will not be able to walk their dogs in future, before time runs out.  The Council was at the centre of a publicity storm this summer when it first announced its proposals to introduce dog control orders, which would […]

Vandals target Forum play park – again

MINDLESS vandals forced the closure of a busy Enniskillen play park last week, and not for the first time.  The Lakeland Forum was forced to close its popular playground facilities after it was discovered red paint had been thrown on the adventure area and slide.  With the schools shut for summer, and visitors flocking to […]

Man accused of sex act in front of child

THE Herald and other media  continue to be prohibited from identifying a Fermanagh man charged with sexual activity in the presence of a boy, despite numerous adjournments for medical evidence, coupled with non-attendances of the accused.  The position has been repeatedly challenged by the press at Enniskillen Magistrates Court, but the interim restriction was again […]

Camp Erne still going strong after 25 years!

CANOE FUN…Anna Wilson, Muireann O’Sullivan, Rubben McBreaty, Trevor Foster, Isla Rowland, Niamh Henry, April McGuigan and Luke Bailey get beat to paddle around Castle Island THE very popular Camp Erne is celebrating its silver jubilee this summer. This week is the final week of the 2017 four week camp and 25 years on it’s proving […]