West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Youth impatient for Lisanelly Developments

Published: 22 October, 2012

Sinn Fein councillor Glenn Campbell has said pupils of local schools in the Omagh District remain enthused by the Lisanelly Educational Campus, but are keen to see more progress made. He was speaking after hosting a workshop on the issue as a part of the Local Democracy Week, held in Omagh College last week.

Speaking following the debate councillor Campbell said:

"The engagement with pupils of the schools of the Omagh District as part of Local Democracy Week was an excellent opportunity for young people to meet with elected representatives and highlight issues of concern.

"One such issue was raised in a workshop which I facilitated focusing on the educational campus on the site of the former British army base at Lisanelly. The young people in attendance were broadly supportive of the project and looked forward to further developments. One of the concerns raised was that development on the project seemed slow and wasn't being progressed at a quick enough pace".

"Other issues that came to the fore were the merits of a united Ireland, abortion, the representation of females in local politics as well as the representation of young people in the political process.

"Events like this demonstrate that young people have a great grasp of current political developments and are only too willing to engage with elected representatives on a wide range of issues. And indeed, that is the purpose of this event and it is great to see such a buy in from local schools in the area for such an initiative."