Information on the Public Consultation Process

For more information, please contact:

Policy Officer
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
County Fermanagh
BT74 7BA
Telephone: 0300 303 1777 ext. 21178

This document will be available in a range of formats upon request.  Please contact us with your requirements, through the above contact details.
Purpose of this Consultation

Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 [as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006] requires Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in carrying out its functions, to have due regard to the need to:
  • Promote positive attitudes towards people with disabilities, and
  • Encourage participation by people with disabilities in public life.
The Council is committed to the fulfilment of its Disability Duties in all parts of the organisation, and as required (under Section 49B of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) through this draft Disability Action Plan sets out how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions.

The draft Disability Action Plan for 2019-2022 is a series of actionable measures, outlining the Council’s proposals for fulfilling its statutory obligations. The approved Disability Action Plan for 2019-2022 will provide a framework until 31 March 2022 and details four strategic themes, specifically:
  1. Consultation, development and implementation of the Disability Action Plan.
  2. Increasing the awareness and understanding of the needs of people with disabilities.
  3. Provision of responsive and accessible services to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in public life.
  4. Further development of the Disability Advisory Group and both Access and Inclusion Steering Groups.
How to Respond

In addition to this online survey, we are also happy to receive feedback by:
Letter: ‘Public Consultation’, Policy and Strategic Services, Townhall, Enniskillen BT74 7BA
Telephone: 0300 303 1777 ext. 21178
Textphone: (028) 8225 6216
Or if you prefer a meeting in which to give your comments face-to-face, we will do our best to meet your request.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and for sharing your views with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
* Please note, there is a Data Protection Statement below*
Data Protection 

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (the Data Controller) has a legal duty to protect any information it collects about you.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is fully committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 2018 as well as the the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information you provide, as part of this consultation response, will be used to provide you with an update on the consultation process and outcomes, when the process has been completed.

Any information provided by you will not be disclosed to any other third party, unless law or regulation compels such a disclosure.

To ensure the Council complies with its statutory duty under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, we are asking all respondents to complete the Equality Monitoring section within this questionnaire, as appropriate. This information will be stored securely and confidentially, and will not be included in any consultation report.

Final reports will contain overall statistics and comments and will not include the names of any individuals. There will also be no ability to match the comments, or statistics, to any individual.

The information provided will be retained in line with the Council’s Retention and Disposal Schedule. Further information on how the Council processes your personal date available online at within the Privacy section.

Confidentiality and Access to Information Legislation

Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information legislation: these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act, there is a statutory Code of Practice (section 45) with which public authorities must comply and deals with amongst other things, obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

For further information about confidentiality of responses please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 028 9026 9380 or email (or see their website at

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