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Sport NI Consultation Response Submitted

29 Feb 2012 9:00 AM | Rick McKee (Administrator)

The NI Mountain Biking Alliance has submitted a response on behalf of its members to the Sport NI "Consultation on the issues for the development of the new 10 year Outdoor Recreation Action Plan", which closed on 29 February.  This consultation has been running for some time, and has been supported by a number of excellent evening workshops across Northern Ireland in recent weeks, to allow anyone interested to review the proposals and have an input into the process.

The detailed 7 page response, from a mountain biking perspective, of course, focuses on:
  • Creating a bold and ambitious vision for Northern Ireland's recreation provision
  • Increased responsibility and accountability amongst government recreation providers
  • Clarity of process and communication amongst stakeholders for the development of opportunities
  • The impasse between landowners and recreation providers around access and liability
  • A central cross-departmental driver of opportunities
  • Innovative funding arrangements, including volunteer input, commercial input and benefit in kind 
  • A study of best practice from other regions of the world that we aspire to emulate or better
When all the feedback is brought together, the Action Plan will be redrafted, and we hope to see the themes above dealt with where relevant.  Contact us on for more information, and we will release more information as it comes our way.
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