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Pitch Provision Views Sought by Council

Mid Ulster District Council would like to hear from individuals, sports clubs and organisations, and secondary schools on current pitch provision within Mid Ulster and how it influences participation. 

Launching the strategy consultation, Council Chair, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said,

“The Council are committed to the continuing growth and development of the Mid Ulster district, including its sports provision. The development of this strategy will help the Council to balance the needs of the rural Mid Ulster region, improve its current services and build sustainable services ensuring that the needs of future generations are uncompromised. 

"Ultimately, the strategy's focus is to support the betterment and benefits offered to our citizens and to link with our Community Plan by encouraging active lifestyles, helping to reduce the incidence of a range of life-limiting diseases and improving health and well-being outcomes for people living in Mid Ulster. It is vital therefore that those who use our pitches have the opportunity to feedback their thoughts, view and opinions on current and future pitch provision across the district and how it influences participation.”


Sports Clubs in four sports - gaelic games, association football, rugby, hockey - and secondary-level schools are invited to attend an evening Focus Group on one of three dates: Monday 7 June at Greenvale Leisure Centre, Tuesday 8 June at Cookstown Leisure Centre, or Wednesday 9 June at Dungannon Leisure Centre. Each session starts at 7pm.                 

Opinions can also be given thorough online surveys, which are open from Monday 31 May until Monday 5 July 2021 and can be accessed, along with further information at www.midulstercouncil.org/PitchesStrategyConsultation 

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