Sports Facility Strategy – Have Your Say!
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is inviting interested organisations to give their views on the future of sports facilities in the newly formed Council area as part of work to produce a Sports Facilities Strategy for Northern Ireland and 11 District Council Area Reports.
The work is being undertaken by Strategic Leisure Ltd on behalf of Sport NI, and the 11 District Councils. The Facilities Strategy will identify the need for sports facilities of Northern Ireland wide significance, sports facilities that are of cultural importance, high performance training and competition sports facilities and local sport facility needs (ie District Council areas).
District Council Area Reports will flow out of the Strategy and identify the need for local facilities and recommend locations for the development and/or refurbishment of sports facilities.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Cllr Naomi Bailie commented, “The Council is keen to engage with all key stakeholders who have views on the future of sports facilities in the district and have arranged consultation sessions to ascertain views on existing facilities in the area, identify any issues there may be with existing facilities, and establish what facilities the community think are needed and where.”
“Consultation sessions will take place in each of the District Electoral Areas (DEA’s) of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Each session will last no more than 90 minutes and will include a brief presentation on the strategy work to date and will provide an overview of the production of club development plans in line with recently launched Sports NI funding programmes.”
Cllr Naomi Bailie concluded, “The Council is urging organisations to attend these important events and to ensure that the contact details we currently hold for their organisation are current. For further information please contact Ciara Toman on 0300 013 2233 ext 5001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org”