Lakeland Forum pool finally reopens

IT has been confirmed that pool facilities at the Lakeland Forum will reopen to the public on Monday 24, August.  While it is still unknown as to how staff at the Forum will regulate bookings and safe public access to the pool area, customers from across the county are ‘delighted’ with the news.  Following the […]


Forum evacuated in alarm scare

THE Lakeland Forum was evacuated last Tuesday night (December 3) following an incident which resulted in emergency services being called to the centre. High alert fire alarms were set off right across the building, with immediate orders from staff to direct members of the public, including youngsters getting swimming lessons, to clear the area quickly […]


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 […]

Tributes paid to councillor who ‘put Fermanagh first’

TRIBUTES have been paid to the late Ulster Unionist Councillor Eddie Elliott (96) who passed away peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital on Saturday.  Colleagues in the UUP said that Mr Elliott’s death brings “a loss of a great advocate in Fermanagh” who served as party member for over 40 years, during which time […]


Council spends over £100k on surveys for four buildings

THE COUNCIL has spent almost £100,000 of rate payers’ money on condition surveys for just four of its buildings so far this year. In an update to the February meeting of the Council’s policy and resources committee, covering the period ending December 31, an outline was included of capital spending by the Council so far […]


Forum may be demolished to allow for new leisure centre

THE FUTURE of the Lakeland Forum – and whether or not it will be refurbished or replaced with a new leisure centre – will be up for public discussion in the coming weeks. The busy leisure centre in Enniskillen opened in 1976 and welcomes approximately 350,000 admissions each year but concerns have been raised about […]

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 […]