Greenway Consultation Event
Belcoo Community Centre, Thursday 26 January 10.30am-8pm
Ref: Greenway Consultation event Belcoo Community Centre, 26th January 10.30-20.00
I was wondering if you could come along to (as well as spread the word), about a very important Consultation event in Belcoo to do with the proposed Greenway which will stretch from Sligo to Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, passing through Collooney, Ballintogher, Dromahair, Manorhamilton, Glenfarne, Blacklion, Belcoo and Letterbreen on the way. Leitrim County Council, in partnership with Sligo County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council under the auspices of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) are developing the Sligo, Leitrim, Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) Greenway.
What is a Greenway?
In simple terms, A greenway is a cycleway that caters for people walking, wheeling and cycling in a mainly recreational environment. The development of SLNCR Greenway will attract domestic and international visitors to come, explore and stay in the region. The surrounding areas contain attractive scenery and an opportunity for users to interact with nature whilst benefitting from outdoor activity. The SLNCR Greenway will be a ‘world class’ Greenway linking the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, bringing communities together and promoting cross border tourism.
What is the current stage?
The Project is currently at Phase 1 Concept and Feasibility. The purpose of Phase 1 is to develop and investigate in further detail the feasibility of the Project, to identify a suitable study area for the examination of preliminary route options and to implement the project management structure. Public consultation forms an important part of advancing the design process towards the development of route options and allows the involvement of the public in identifying key constraints.
There is drop in consultation events planned in Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh with the Fermanagh date shown below.
Public Consultation Event: Fermanagh
26 January 2023
Community Centre Belcoo, 68 Lattone Road, Gorteen, BT93 4EA, Co. Fermanagh
If you are unable to attend this, there are 2 other consultation events prior, attached word document for details.
For further details on the project please see the attached documents and visit www.slncr-greenway.com
Here is a screenshot taken from the attached brochure attached to give you an idea of the proposed study area identified for the Greenway.
Please feel free to circulate this email widely to your networks, businesses, local churches, sports group etc, as it is really vital that everyone is given a chance to find out more and have their say. There is also a flyer attached if you wish to display this in shops and community venues locally as well. The consultation will be shared on the FODC facebook page today, so if you could repost this on your own social media, that would be much appreciated as well.
Thanking you in advance.
Community Development Officer (Enniskillen DEA)
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Tel: 0300 303 1777 Extension: 21649
Textphone: 028 8225 6216
Facebook & Twitter: fermanaghomagh