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Council services continue to engage and entertain customers

While many Council facilities remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mid Ulster District Council has come up with innovative online ways to keep residents and customers engaged and entertained.

Jam-packed online educational and entertainment programmes continue to take place in Council arts venues. The Burnavon, Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House, and Seamus Heaney HomePlace are all providing a wide online offering for residents including engaging educational and literacy activities for children, events and entertainment, traditional music in schools and a Twitter book club.

The Burnavon has also just launched a YouTube channel so it’s easier than ever to catch up on or take part in its online programme. 

To keep up-to-date or to take part in any of the activities follow the facilities on Facebook or subscribe to the Burnavon’s YouTube channel.

To help residents stay physically active from home, Council leisure facilities are also using their Facebook pages to deliver online exercise classes and videos. Physical activity not only benefits the body but the mind also, providing relieve mentally in what are difficult, worrying and stressful times for everyone.

By taking part in these classes from your home you are also helping to save lives by staying home, staying save. To take part in these classes just follow the centre/centres on Facebook.

Those with ‘green fingers’ have not been forgotten either. Through the Council’s new ‘Grow from Home’ scheme, residents can continue, or learn to, plant and grow fresh produce from their own gardens! To get involved in the project email:

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, has praised the Council for continuing to engage with residents and customers during this difficult time.

While the doors of most of our public facing facilities may be temporarily closed to the public, the work continuing to go on behind the scenes gives me and others great hope and a welcome diversion from the crisis It’s all too easy to get caught up and preoccupied on only the negative effects of the current situation. But by delivering these every day, positive, online activities we are helping people to focus on the positive and offering them a little bit of normalcy again, something most of us are craving at the minute. I wish to again thank residents for their unwavering support and assistance during these very uncertain times. Thank you for taking part in the online activities and programmes to date, and for so enthusiastically embracing our new way of engaging with you.

Follow Mid Ulster District Council on Facebook for updates on our latest activities.

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