What is this and why are we consulting?

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is currently developing its Corporate Plan for the period 2024-2028. This is a key strategic document for the organisation which will inform its workplan over the next four years. Its purpose is to provide clarity on the issues that the Council will prioritise in line with funding, statutory obligations and the key issues / challenges which are impacting the organisation and the district.
 
It is important we hear your views.  We want to know what you agree or disagree with and if we have missed something. This is your opportunity to get involved as a resident, business owner or community stakeholder.
 
The survey should take between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete in full.
 
Please note Questions 14 to 24 relates to equality monitoring information. You do not have to complete these questions in order to submit a response to this survey. However, we welcome this information as the Council is committed to achieving fairness and equality. The information provided will be used by the Council to assist us in complying with our statutory duty under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018,  the Council has a duty to protect any information we hold on you. The personal information you provide on this form will only be used in the development of the Corporate Plan 2024-2028  and will not be shared with any third party unless law or regulation compels such a disclosure.  
 
For further guidance on how we hold your information please visit the Privacy section at www.fermanaghomagh.com/your-council/privacy-statement.
We are proposing to retain the Shared Vision and Mission as well as the Values in their current form:
Our Shared Vision for Fermanagh and Omagh is of a welcoming, shared and inclusive district, where people and places are healthy, safe, connected and prosperous; and where our outstanding natural, built and cultural heritage is cherished and sustainably managed.

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* 1. Do you agree the Shared Vision is still relevant?

Mission: We work in partnership to improve the lives and wellbeing of our communities and to provide the best quality experience for those who visit our district.

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* 2. Do you agree the Mission is still relevant?

Our Values guide behaviour in the workplace and how Officers relate to colleagues, customers, communities and partners.

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* 3. Do you agree with Our Values?

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Leadership
Effectively representing the needs of our district and all its people; building strong leadership at all levels of the organisation and using evidence to determine priorities and focus on what matters most.
Integrity
Acting with honesty and impartiality, treating all in an equitable and respectful manner.
Accountability
Acting in an open and transparent manner, providing clear and accessible information on decisions and performance.
Innovation
Achieving excellence through identifying new ways of working to continuously improve services and deliver on our priorities.
Sustainability
Taking decisions which are in the long-term interests of our district and its people, supporting vibrant urban and rural communities and always mindful of our resources.
Engagement and Involvement
Listening to, understanding and putting the evidence-based needs of our people, across our urban and rural communities at the heart of what we do to create solutions together.
The Council has identified four Core Priorities for the next four years.
These are:
Climate Action: embed sustainability to ensure progress towards a Net Zero Council by 2040

People and Communities: provide opportunities for everyone to live well

Shared Prosperity: drive an inclusive economy and aid prosperity across our district

One Council: ensure an efficient, effective and agile Council founded on good governance practices

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* 4. Do you agree with the Priorities:

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Climate Action
People and Communities
Shared Prosperity
One Council
Under each Priority we have outlined the Core Objectives and what we propose to do to deliver on these.

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* 5. Do you agree that in order to prioritise Climate Action the following Core Objectives are the right ones?

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Sustainable Assets
Ensure our estate is accessible, safe and clean and meets the needs of the residents and visitors, focusing on sustainable, low carbon and renewable energy solutions.
Effective and Efficient Waste Management
Identify, agree and implement waste and recycling service reforms that demonstrate statutory compliance and meet the needs and expectations of residents.
Protect and Enhance our Environment
Nurture and support academic, business, community and other partnerships to build capacity to protect and enhance our environment.
Under each of these Objectives we have identified a number of supporting Actions which details what we will do. These can be found on page 16 in our Corporate Plan.

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* 6. Do you think these Actions are appropriate to achieve our Core Objectives?

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* 7. Do you agree that in order to prioritise opportunities for everyone to live well that the following Core Objectives are the right ones?

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Address Poverty and Disadvantage
Support people and communities to minimise the impact of poverty and inequalities on their quality of life and work to provide equal opportunities for all.
Improve Citizen Wellbeing
Improve population wellbeing and tackle health inequalities to give everyone the opportunity to lead a healthier life.
Support Communities
Support resilient, thriving, empowered and safe communities.
Value and Enrich our Heritage
Protect, enhance and make accessible the rich, diverse natural, built and cultural heritage of our district.
Under each of these Objectives we have identified a number of supporting Actions which details what we will do. These can be found on page 19 in our Corporate Plan.

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* 8. Do you think these Actions are appropriate to achieve our Core Objectives?

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* 9. Do you agree that in order to prioritise Shared Prosperity that the following Core Objectives are the right ones?

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Inclusive Economy
Support the delivery of a strong local economy through a focus on inclusivity, productivity and environmental sustainability.
Capital Investment
Develop and deliver a sustainable capital programme and wider capital investment aligned with strategic priorities.
Quality Places
Ensure that decision making, policies and land use zonings are in place to deliver sustainable development and recognise our unique rural characteristics and place shaping approach.
Under each of these Objectives we have identified a number of supporting Actions which details what we will do. These can be found on page 22 in our Corporate Plan.

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* 10. Do you think these Actions are appropriate to achieve our Core Objectives?

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* 11. Do you agree that in order to prioritise an efficient, effective and agile Council that the following Core Objectives are the right ones?

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Strong Governance
Manage a transparent and effectively governed Council, that is responsible to our citizens, while also maintaining strong financial discipline to ensure that we operate within budgetary limits.
Citizen Focused
Listening and engaging collaboratively with our citizens, communities and partners across the district to deliver services efficiently and to a high standard every day.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
Continuously improve and simplify the delivery of our services, looking at new ways to work and innovate.
Under each of these Objectives we have identified a number of supporting Actions which details what we will do. These can be found on page 25 in our Corporate Plan.

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* 12. Do you think these Actions are appropriate to achieve our Core Objectives?

The Council is committed to continuous improvement and, in line with its statutory duty, will identify, publish and report on annual Improvement Objectives. It is intended that the Improvement Objectives will be aligned to the four Core Objectives set out in the Corporate Plan.

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* 13. Do you agree with this approach?

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* 14. Religious Belief
Please indicate your religious belief.

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* 15. Political Option
How would you describe your political opinion?

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* 16. Racial Group
To which of these Racial groups do you consider you belong?

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* 17. Age

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* 18. Marital Status

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* 19. Sexual Orientation
How would you describe your sexual orientation?

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* 20. Gender

Disability
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, a disabled person is defined as a person with “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities”.

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* 21. Do you consider that you meet this definition of disability?

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* 22. If you answered 'Yes' to Q21, please state the type(s) of disability.

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* 23. Dependants
We are asking you to tell us something about your caring responsibilities. By that we mean looking after a child, whether as a parent, guardian or foster parent, or helping an adult carry out their daily routine. This might mean providing assistance to an adult relative or friend who is disabled or has a long-term illness.

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* 24. If you answered 'Yes' to Q23 please indicate how often you undertake these responsibilities:

Thank you for your contribution to our new Corporate Plan.

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