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					FERMANAGH DISTRICT                       COMHAIRLE
COUNCIL                                  CHEANTAIR FHEAR
                                         MANACH

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES                   COISTE SEIRBHÍSÍ
COMMITTEE                                TIMPEALLACHTA


Minutes of the meeting of the Environmental Services Committee
held in the Council Chamber, Townhall, Enniskillen on Tuesday, 19
July 2011 at 7.30pm.

PRESENT:            Councillors Paul Robinson (Chairman), Harold
                    Andrews, Alex Baird, Barry Doherty, Sheamus
                    Greene, Ruth Lynch, Brian McCaffrey, John
                    O’Kane, Thomas O’Reilly and Bernice Swift.

IN ATTENDANCE: Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts, Director
               of Technical Services, Executive Officer –
               Sports and Recreation and the Committee
               Clerk.

APOLOGIES:          Councillors Rosemary Barton, Frank Britton
                    and Bert Johnston.


ES53/11    MINUTES

           The Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 14 June
           2011 were approved and signed.

ES54/11    MATTERS ARISING

           Director’s Report ES45/11

           The Committee was informed that Belcoo Sports
           Committee had requested a ticket booth for use at a
           sheep dog trial event on Sunday, 7 August 2011. Cost
           to the Council to a maximum of £100.

           RECOMMENDED: Accordingly.

ES55/11    COUNTRYSIDE

           a) Presentation on National Parks

               The Chairman welcomed Mr David Butterworth,
               Chief Executive, Yorkshire Dales National Park, to
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   the meeting and invited him to make his
   Presentation.

   Members received an informative Presentation and
   questions raised were answered by Mr Butterworth.

   Members raised concerns that a National Park
   designation in Fermanagh would adversely affect
   development in the Countryside.

   The Chairman thanked Mr Butterworth for the
   Presentation and he left the meeting.

   After discussion it was:

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council respond to the
   White Paper on Proposed Enabling Legislation for
   National Parks highlighting concerns in relation to
   the effect a National Park designation could have on
   planning and development in the countryside in
   County Fermanagh.

b) Landfill Communities Fund Application –
   Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group

   The Committee considered a request for financial
   assistance from the Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group
   towards the purchase of survey tools and equipment
   etc.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council provide funding
   of £800 to the Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group
   through the Landfill Communities Fund, subject to
   the project meeting the Fund requirements.

c) Local Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group

   The Committee considered membership of the Local
   Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group.

   RECOMMENDED: That Councillors Rosemary
   Barton, Brendan Gallagher, Ruth Lynch, Paul
   Robinson and Bernice Swift be nominated as
   members of the above Steering Group.

   Due to the timescale involved, permission was
   sought to respond immediately after the meeting.
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d) Statutory List of Buildings of Special
   Architectural or Historic Interest

     The Committee received correspondence from the
     Department of the Environment in relation to the
     following Notice of Entries to the Statutory List of
     Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic
     Interest:

     i)    the Steele Hall including the War Memorial
           Lobby and stairs to the Cloister, Portora Royal
           School, Enniskillen.
     ii)   former Enniskillen Workhouse, front block, Erne
           Road, Enniskillen.

e) Enniskillen Streetscape

     The Committee was informed that, in the interim
     period, pending completion of the Enniskillen
     Masterplan and Public Realm Scheme, some
     maintenance work was required in Enniskillen Town
     Centre. The Department of Social Development
     (DSD) had been approached and asked for
     assistance to carry out this work. The Director of
     Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated that the DSD
     had offered funding to a maximum of £12,650,
     subject to match funding from the Council. The
     offer was subject to a successful Economic
     Appraisal.

     The DSD had suggested that the Council should
     facilitate a Town Centre Forum which would help
     progress the Public Realm Scheme, the Master Plan
     and other development and funding opportunities.

     RECOMMENDED: That the Council

     i)     provide match funding of £12,650 for
            Enniskillen Streetscape Improvements.
     ii)    facilitate an Enniskillen Town Centre Forum.

f)   Enniskillen Main Thoroughfare

     The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
     the Committee that the Council had an outline
     proposal for the Main Thoroughfare of Enniskillen
     and an economic appraisal had been carried out in
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   2009. He indicated that the Department of Social
   Development was now in a position to offer funding
   to design the Project but required an updated
   economic appraisal. The Committee was informed
   that an updated Economic Appraisal required
   additional information in the form of pedestrian and
   traffic surveys.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council engage
   URS Scott Wilson to update the Economic Appraisal
   for the Enniskillen Main Thoroughfare Scheme at a
   cost to the Council of £6,000.

g) The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment
   Act (NI) 2011

   The Director of Technical Services provided a
   detailed report in relation to The Clean
   Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI) 2011 and
   outlined the Council’s draft response to the
   Consultation Paper.

   In order to fully prepare for the introduction of the
   Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI)
   2011 in April 2012, the designation of areas/zones,
   the grades to be achieved and the time available for
   compliance, as identified through the Litter Order
   1994, would have to be reviewed as there had been
   no change to the Order since 1994.

   RECOMMENDED: That

  i)        the Council respond to the Consultation Paper,
            as outlined to the Committee.
  ii)       the Litter Order 1994 designations be reviewed
            and reported back to Committee.

h) The Private Streets (NI) Order 1980: Adoption
   of Street Works

   The Committee was informed that correspondence
   had been received from DRD Roads Service which
   indicated that the following street works had been
   adopted:

           Alexander Rise, Donagh
           Carnmore Rise, Enniskillen
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                   Carran Crescent, Enniskillen
                   Fortview Park, Kesh
                   Grove Park, Ederney
                   Hollyhill View, Enniskillen
                   Milltown Court, Newtownbutler
                   Slieve View, Teemore

             RECOMMENDED: That the normal servicing
             arrangements be put in place.

ES56/11   COMMUNITY SERVICES

          a) Garrison Cultural Centre

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that up until 31 March 2010 the
             Council had paid a lease on the Garrison Cultural
             Centre but this arrangement had since ceased.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council support
             Garrison Cultural Centre with financial support for a
             five year period, effective from 1 April 2010, with an
             option to renew for a further five years on a
             percentage basis up to a maximum threshold in the
             order of £2,600 per annum, subject to the Centre
             continuing to be used as a community centre facility.

          b) Christmas Lights

             The Committee was informed that, over the past
             number of years, the cost of Christmas Lighting in
             Enniskillen had exceeded the allocation, due to
             diminishing contributions from traders and rising
             costs. The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts
             indicated that the cost of Christmas Lighting in
             Enniskillen in 2010 was £34,280, excluding switch
             on costs, the income from traders was £4,184. The
             cost to the Council of £30,096 was in excess of the
             allocation of £19,058.

             The Committee was informed that, despite efforts
             over the past year to work with traders to increase
             contributions and curtail costs, this figure was in
             excess of the allocation set aside for Enniskillen.

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
             that in order to keep the allocation for towns and
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   villages in line with the amount spent in Enniskillen,
   there were three options, details of which were
   outlined to the Committee.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council

  i)     provide a 50% increase in the allocation to
         towns and villages and curtail the Enniskillen
         spend in line with this ie. the maximum spend
         in Enniskillen would be £28,587 plus traders
         contributions.
  ii)    issue correspondence to the Enniskillen
         Traders requesting contributions towards the
         Enniskillen Christmas lights. This
         correspondence would be sent within the
         following few weeks to enable the budget for
         Christmas lights to be finalised by the end of
         October 2011.
  iii)   liaise with the Enniskillen Traders in relation to
         Christmas lighting and in particular the
         considerable additional cost of erecting
         Christmas Lights outside normal working
         hours.

   Due to the timescale involved, permission was
   sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

c) Women of the World – 10th Anniversary

   The Committee was informed that Women of the
   World celebrated their 10th Anniversary in 2011.

   RECOMMENDED: That a Chairman’s Reception be
   organised to recognise the achievements of Women
   of the World on their 10th Anniversary.

d) Funding Fair and Information Seminars

   The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
   the Committee that the above event would be held
   on Thursday, 29 September 2011, venue to be
   confirmed. He indicated that interest and demand
   had been identified for the provision of an event
   which supplied information and guidance to groups
   who wished to access financial assistance and
   support. Members were advised that this event
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     would include input from support organisations and
     funders along with workshops on relevant topics.

     RECOMMENDED: That financial assistance of
     £1,800 be made available towards the costs
     involved in providing this event.

e) ENGAGE Project

     The Committee was informed that ENGAGE was a
     Pilot Community Planning Process in the Fermanagh
     and Omagh District Council areas and was one of the
     three Big Lottery funded community planning
     initiatives in Northern Ireland. Details of partners in
     the Pilot were outlined to the Committee.

     The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
     that to date, ENGAGE had established a local
     steering group which directed their work in
     Fermanagh and had hosted a programme of four
     public seminars which related to Community
     Planning and Community Engagement. Details of
     the work programme proposed by ENGAGE were
     outlined to the Committee and this included testing
     different consultation methods for Fermanagh
     District Council’s Corporate Plan.

f)   Summer Scheme (Min Ref: ES43/11(f))

     The Committee was informed that an application for
     funding from Westville Family Resource Centre had
     been deferred from the previous meeting.

     The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
     that further information had been received and a
     funding allocation of £450 had been proposed.

     RECOMMENDED: That funding of £450 be
     allocated to Westville Family Resource Centre.

     Due to the timescale involved, permission was
     sought to respond immediately after the meeting.
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ES57/11   SPORT AND RECREATION

          a) Fermanagh Walking Festival 2011

            The Committee was informed that following a
            successful Walking Festival in 2010, the Council
            proposed to hold the 2011 Festival over the weekend
            of 8-10 October 2011. The cost of the event would
            be £4,000.

            RECOMMENDED: That the Council provide funding
            for the Fermanagh Walking Festival 2011 to a
            maximum value of £4,000.

          b) National Trails Day 2011

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that it was envisaged that the
             Council would work in partnership with the
             Countryside Access and Activities Network, the
             British Horse Society, the Forest Service and the
             National Trust to deliver National Trails Day 2011.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council accommodate
             National Trails Day by facilitating various
             recreational events ie. equestrian and walking
             events, on Sunday, 2 October 2011. There would be
             no cost to the Council other than Officers’ time.

          c) NI Cancer Fund for Children – Sponsored Abseil

             The Committee considered a request from NI Cancer
             Fund for Children for the use of Coles Monument for
             a sponsored abseil event.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council would not
             permit the use of Coles Monument for an abseil
             event.

             Due to the timescale involved, permission was
             sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

          d) Quit and Get Fit Programme

             The Committee was informed that ‘Quit and Get Fit’
             was a programme which provided opportunities for
             people to stop smoking and participate in physical
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     activity. It was envisaged that funding may become
     available through the Public Health Agency (PHA.)
     The programme would be delivered by the Council,
     in partnership with the Western Group
     Environmental Health Services Team.

     RECOMMENDED: That the Council support the Quit
     and Get Fit Programme by providing the use of
     leisure facilities at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum
     for a period of eight weeks at no cost to the
     Programme. Cost to the Council of £2,760.
     Members noted that if funding was made available
     there would be no cost to the Council.

e) Olympic Torch Relay

     The Committee was informed that the Olympic Torch
     would be visiting Northern Ireland in June 2012 and
     may visit Fermanagh, subject to support from the
     Council. The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts
     indicated that Council support would be in the form
     of provision of community activities to help promote
     the event in which local volunteers would each run a
     relay of approximately 300 metres.

     RECOMMENDED: That the Council advise the
     organising committee of Fermanagh’s interest in
     hosting the Olympic Torch Relay and provide a
     maximum of £5,000 towards the costs involved in
     providing community activities, in the event of a
     successful application.

     Due to the timescale involved, permission was
     sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

f)   Men’s Health Pilot Programme

     The Committee considered a request from the Public
     Health Agency (PHA) for assistance to develop a
     Men’s Health Pilot Programme, details of which were
     outlined to the Committee. The Director of Leisure,
     Tourism and Arts indicated that funding of £5,000
     would be available from the PHA, dependent on the
     numbers participating.

     RECOMMENDED: That the Council work in
     partnership with the PHA to develop a Men’s Health
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             Pilot Programme and avail of funding to a maximum
             value of £5,000 towards the costs involved.

ES58/11   DIRECTOR’S REPORT

          Grants to Groups

          a) Sport and Recreation

             i)     Erne Paddlers – Family Fun Day, 23 July 2011 -
                    use of facilities at the Fermanagh Lakeland
                    Forum – no cost to the Council. *
             ii)    Feile First Fermanaghs – Community Festival,
                    30 June to 3 July 2011 – use of crowd control
                    barriers, portaloos and bunting to a maximum
                    value of £400.
             iii)   Devenish GAA Club – Garrison 10K event,
                    September 2011 – use of crowd control barriers
                    and portaloo - maximum value £200.
             iv)    Letter of Thanks – Irvinestown Lawn Tennis
                    Club.
             v)     Lisnaskea Rovers – Coffey Cup Competition -
                    use of facilities at the Castle Park Leisure Centre
                    - cost of the Council of £300. *

          b) Community Services

             i) Lisbellaw Youth Club – Seeding Grant - £200.
             ii) Maguiresbridge Village & Rural District
                 Community Association – Training Course –
                 Hygiene Level 4 - £500. *

          c) Good Relations

            i)      Mummers Foundation Office – Educational
                    programme on masked traditions and folk
                    rituals connected with the harvest period and
                    folk art programmes – financial assistance of
                    £500.
            ii)     Maguire Family Reunion, 19-21 August 2011 –
                    Reception - £200. *

          d) Arts and Entertainment

            i)      Photographic Exhibition by Denny Lynch, 21 July
                    2011, Enniskillen Library – Reception - £100.
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            ii)    Ederney Community Development Trust –
                   Golden Year Arts and Older People’s Project –
                   deficit funding of £700.

            * Due to the timescale involved, permission was
            sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

ES59/11   TOURISM

          a) Purple Flag (Min Ref: ES75/10(f))

            The Committee was informed that in May 2010,
            Enniskillen was one of four areas which had
            participated in a Pilot Project which tested
            compliance with the Purple Flag model in Northern
            Ireland, details of which were supplied to the
            Committee.

            Following an assessment, the Council was informed
            that Enniskillen met the Purple Flag assessment
            criteria and it was agreed, in principle, that the four
            areas would formally participate in the next round of
            assessments, subject to funding being made
            available by the partners involved. However, due to
            the uncertainty surrounding the future of the CCTV
            scheme in Enniskillen at that time, a decision to
            continue with the project was delayed until CCTV
            funding had been secured.

            Members were advised that the entry cost to this
            scheme for a town the size of Enniskillen would be
            £1,500.

            RECOMMENDED: That the Council

            i)      enter Enniskillen for the 2011 Purple Flag
                    Awards
            ii)     take the lead role in the local Purple Flag
                    Partnership
            iii)    approve expenditure to a maximum of £1,500
                    for the application process.

            Due to the timescale involved, permission was
            sought to respond immediately after the meeting.
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b) Revival of Enniskillen 100 Motorcycle Road
   Races

  The Committee considered proposals which involved
  the revival of the Enniskillen 100 Motorcycle Road
  Races which last occurred in 1952, details of which
  were outlined to the Committee.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council

  i)     assist with efforts to secure a Road Closure
         Order in 2012, date to be confirmed.
  ii)    assist with the organisation of an Enniskillen
         100 parade type event in 2012.
  iii)   support a display of vintage motorcycles and
         memorabilia in Irvinestown on 23 July 2011 and
         an event launch in September 2011 to a
         maximum expenditure of £1,000.

 Due to the timescale involved, permission was sought
 to respond immediately after the meeting.

c) Fermanagh Seaplane Event

  The Committee considered a request for financial
  assistance from Lake and Air Events Ltd for a
  Fermanagh Seaplane Event at Goblusk,
  Killadeas from 24-25 September 2011, details of
  which were outlined to the Committee.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council provide deficit
  funding to a maximum of £3,000 towards the 2011
  Fermanagh Seaplane Event.

  Due to the timescale involved, permission was
  sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

d) Fivemiletown Creamery - Aging Cheese
   Proposal

  The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
  the Committee that a request had been received
  from Fivemiletown Creamery which sought to mature
  cheese in a cave environment and had expressed an
  interest in using the Marble Arch Caves for this
  process.
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  RECOMMENDED: That the Council would not permit
  this proposal at present but this matter be
  investigated further.

e) NECARNE/FDC Necarne Liaison Committee

  The Committee was informed that Council Officers
  had met with CAFRE representatives in relation to
  the maintenance of the Necarne site and it was
  indicated that they had agreed to provide a
  programme of works for consideration. The Director
  of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated that a new
  Necarne Liaison Committee had been appointed and
  a meeting had been scheduled for 27 July 2011.

f) Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland -
   Annual Conference

  The Committee was informed that the Association of
  Municipal Authorities of Ireland proposed to hold
  their Annual Conference in Trim, Co Meath from
  8-10 October 2011 at a cost of €200 per delegate.

  RECOMMENDED: That this Conference be noted.

g) LAMA Autumn Seminar 2011 – The Role of
   Tourism in Economic Recovery

  The Committee was informed that the Local Authority
  Members’ Association proposed to hold their Autumn
  Seminar in Waterford from 23-24 September 2011 at
  a cost of €150 per delegate.

  RECOMMENDED: That this Conference be noted.

h) Franchises –

   i) Catering at the Marble Arch Caves Global
      Geopark Visitor Centre
  ii) Operation and Management of the Lough
      Melvin Holiday Centre

     The Committee was informed that following a
     submission from Camlake Catering they had been
     appointed to operate interim contracts in relation
     to the above franchises. Details of the interim
     contracts were outlined to the Committee.
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               RECOMMENDED: That

               i)   the Council approve the interim contract
                    arrangements with Camlake Catering, at the
                    Lough Melvin Holiday Centre, Garrison and the
                    Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark,
                    Florencecourt.
               ii) Camlake Catering pay £557 for the Catering
                    Franchise at the Marble Arch Caves and Global
                    Geopark to the end of the 2011 season.
               iii) the Council pay £2,500 per month to Camlake
                    Catering for the Operation and Management of
                    the Lough Melvin Holiday Centre, Garrison
                    until 31 March 2012.

ES60/11   PUBLIC CLEANSING

          a) Loo of the Year Awards 2011

            The Committee was informed that correspondence
            had been received from the promoters of the Loo of
            the Year Awards requesting the Council’s nominations
            for the 2011 Competition.

            RECOMMENDED: That the six public conveniences,
            as outlined to the Committee, be entered into the Loo
            of the Year Awards 2011 at a cost of £115 per entry.

          b) Waste Diversion Funding Initiative

            The Director of Technical Services informed the
            Committee of an announcement by the Environment
            Minister which indicated the availability of £400,000
            funding for projects aimed at diverting waste from
            landfill. He indicated that the funding was aimed at
            the creation of new posts, costs associated with office
            accommodation or repair/reuse projects. The
            Committee was informed of the need for an improved
            delivery of education programmes in schools and at
            public events, details of which were outlined to the
            Committee.

            RECOMMENDED: That funding be sought to employ
            a person to undertake an education programme on a
            one year, fixed term contract.
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c) Dog Fouling

  The Committee was informed that there had been an
  increase in the number of complaints received in
  relation to dog fouling in housing developments and
  on footpaths. The Director of Technical Services
  outlined the action taken by the Council to help raise
  awareness in relation to this problem.

  RECOMMENDED: That Council Officers continue to
  monitor all areas in a fair and equitable way, respond
  to complaints and, where need was established,
  continue to erect signage and bins in an effort to curb
  the habit of dog fouling in public areas.

d) Management and Disposal of Used Tyres

  The Committee was informed that correspondence
  had been received from the Environment Committee
  Office of the Northern Ireland Assembly which sought
  the views of the Council on the extent of the problem
  caused by the inappropriate disposal of used tyres.

  The Director of Technical Services indicated that the
  magnitude of the problem of burning tyres on
  bonfires and production at landfill sites had reduced
  significantly over the last 5-10 years due to the
  introduction of legislation controlling the disposal of
  tyre casings. He indicated that all tyres were now
  retained by the tyre supplier and the cost of the
  casings disposal was passed on to the motorist.

  RECOMMENDED: That a response be forwarded to
  the Environment Committee Office of the Northern
  Ireland Assembly indicating the Council’s general
  satisfaction in relation to the current arrangements
  for the disposal of used tyres.

e) SWaMP Waste Processing and Related Issues

  At the outset, Members were reminded of the
  confidentiality requirements in relation to the
  ongoing SWaMP Waste Processing Procurement
  process.

  The Director of Technical Services provided a report
  which outlined the most relevant issues pertaining to
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  the procurement of the residual waste processing
  contract by SWaMP 2008, on behalf of all eight
  constituent Councils. The Committee received details
  in relation to:

    a. Contingency Arrangement
    b. Difficulties caused by lack of clarity around long
       term Central Government Initiatives e.g.
       Reycling Targets.
    c. Waste Growth
    d. Guarantee Minimum Tonnages (GMT)
    e. Legal status of Agreements required.

 The Director of Technical Services also provided an
 update on the progress of other procurement
 initiatives through SWaMP 2008.

 RECOMMENDED: That approval be given to
 withdraw from the SWaMP 2008 procurement exercise
 in relation to the dry recyclable contract and vehicle
 procurement, should the process be further delayed.

f) Snow Removal and Gritting

 The Committee was informed that a meeting had
 taken place with local representatives of Roads
 Service and clarification had been sought in relation
 to the indemnity available under the Roads Order,
 particularly Articles 9(3) and 10(7). The Director of
 Technical Services indicated that practical issues in
 terms of machinery and equipment supply had also
 been discussed and confirmation had been given of
 the provision of assistance, with or without agreement
 having been signed.

 The Committee was informed that a Winter
 Maintenance Conference would be held in Lisburn on
 Monday, 5 September 2011 at a cost of £100 per
 delegate. The Minister, along with representatives
 from the Insurers, the Highway Engineering Section of
 the University of Ulster and Roads Service would be
 present.
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            RECOMMENDED: That:

            i)           an inventory of equipment required for snow
                         removal and gritting be prepared and tendered,
                         based largely on the November 2001 document.
            ii)          the response from Roads Service, when
                         received, be forwarded to NILGA and the
                         Council’s solicitors for further advice.
            iii)         The Chairman of the Council, Chairman of the
                         Committee and an Officer attend the Seminar
                         on Monday, 5 September 2011 at a cost of £100
                         per delegate, exclusive of travel.

ES61/11 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

       a)          Tidy Northern Ireland

                   ii)     2011/2012 Surveys

                           The Committee considered participation in the
                           2011/2012 Borough Cleanliness Survey at a
                           cost to the Council of £2,490 + VAT.

                           The Director of Technical Services indicated
                           that the Chief Executive of Tidy Northern
                           Ireland had previously been invited to attend
                           a meeting of the Environmental Services
                           Committee, however, circumstances deemed
                           this unsuitable and it was proposed that he
                           would attend the October 2011 meeting of
                           the Committee. The Director of Technical
                           Services informed the Committee that Tidy
                           Northern Ireland had undertaken to carry out
                           the first quarterly survey, at risk, in advance
                           of a decision in relation to Fermanagh District
                           Council’s participation.

                   ii)     Tidy Northern Ireland Annual
                           Conference, Lisburn – Wednesday, 14
                           September 2011

                           The Committee considered attendance at the
                           Annual Conference to be held in Lisburn on
                           Wednesday, 14 September 2011.
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       RECOMMENDED: That:

       i)    the Council participate in the 2011/2012
             Borough Cleanliness Survey at a cost to the
             Council of £2,490 + VAT and confirm the
             attendance of the Chief Executive of Tidy
             Northern Ireland at the October 2011
             meeting of the Environmental Services
             Committee.
       ii)   the Chairman of the Council, Chairman of
             the Committee and the Council’s
             representative on the Northern Ireland
             Amenity Council attend the Annual
             Conference in Lisburn on Wednesday 14
             September 2011 at an approximate cost to
             the Council of £260, exclusive of travel.

b) Cross Cemetery

  The Director of Technical Services provided a report in
  relation to the upkeep of Cross Cemetery and informed
  Members of a commitment in the original Policy to
  carry out a Review of the Policy and Procedures for the
  management and operation of the Cemetery after five
  years.

  After discussion it was:

  RECOMMENDED: That a review of the Policy and
  Procedures for the management and operation of Cross
  Cemetery be carried out, as detailed to the Committee,
  and the outcome reported to the Environmental
  Services Committee in October 2011.

  Due to the timescale involved, permission was sought
  to respond immediately after the meeting.

c) Drumcarran Community Association

  The Committee considered a request from the above
  Association for permission to use the open space at the
  entrance to Drumbeg, Enniskillen for a Family Fun Day
  in August 2011. They had also requested that the area
  be mowed prior to the event.
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         RECOMMENDED: That approval be granted for the
         use of the area, subject to the normal conditions in
         relation to insurance, health and safety, marshalling
         and the area being left in the condition in which it was
         found. It was also necessary for the Association to
         have approval from the Northern Ireland Housing
         Executive to hold this event.

         Due to the timescale involved, permission was sought
         to respond immediately after the meeting.

      d) Coleshill in Bloom Competition

         The Committee was informed that correspondence had
         been received requesting the Council’s assistance with
         the Coleshill in Bloom Competition.

         RECOMMENDED: That:

         i)      the Council provide deficit funding to a
                 maximum of £200.
         ii)     assistance with the judging of the competition
                 be provided.

ES62/11 LEISURE SERVICES

       a) Fermanagh Lakeland Forum

          The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts provided a
          report in relation to the activities at the Fermanagh
          Lakeland Forum. He indicated that each year the
          Fermanagh Lakeland Forum received 350,000 users
          who participated in the wide variety of sports and
          activities on offer. The Committee was informed that
          swimming and swimming lessons remained popular
          with 450 children and adults participating in group
          lessons and over 400 people having availed of one-to-
          one lessons during the year. The after school
          activities presented children with the opportunity to
          participate in gymnastics, soccer, dance and a
          successful teen fit scheme offered teenagers a
          discounted rate for the gym. During peak times, the
          Forum facilitated over 20 aerobics and exercise
          classes.
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  The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
  that the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum was the first
  leisure centre in Northern Ireland to have been
  accredited as an Inclusive Sports Facility by Disability
  Sport NI. The Council’s commitment to all sectors of
  the community could also be seen through the
  Fermanagh Active Living GP Referral Scheme,
  Pulmonary Rehabilitation group and the location of
  the Breast Cancer Unit on the grounds of the Forum.

  In addition to the activities offered, the Fermanagh
  Lakeland Forum had played host to many events, for
  example, the Enniskillen 10K, Classic Fishing
  Competition, Loughfest, PSNI Roadshow and the
  Ulster Orchestra.

b) Schools Swimming Programme (Min Ref:
   ES51/11(a))

  The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts provided a
  detailed report in relation to the Primary Schools’
  Swimming Programme which finished with two
  Swimming Galas in May each year. He indicated that
  issues had recently arisen in relation to the
  competitiveness of the Gala and the inclusion or
  exclusion of schools not participating in the Schools
  Swimming Programme in the Fermanagh Lakeland
  Forum.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council

  i)   continue to provide an end of Programme
       Swimming Gala for schools who had participated
       in the Primary Schools’ Swimming Programme.
  ii) consult with primary schools in Fermanagh to
       ascertain the interest in the facilitation of an
       ‘Open Gala’ which would be available to all
       primary schools, not just those who had
       participated in the Schools’ Swimming
       Programme. The primary schools would assist in
       the organisation and judging of the Open Gala.
  iii) prepare a Report for a future meeting of this
       Committee and follow up with a similar Report in
       relation to the Schools’ Cross Country
       Competition.
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RISING:   The Committee rose at 11.40pm.

          All Members were present at the commencement of the
          meeting.

          All those named remained present for the duration of
          the meeting except Councillor Barry Doherty who left at
          9.15pm, Councillor Sheamus Greene who left at
          11.00pm and Councillor Harold Andrews who left at
          11.05pm.

				
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