Voting is open to select a representative for Clare’s Joint Policing Committee

Who do you want to represent you on Clare’s Joint Policing Committee?

Clare Public Participation Network is delighted that two excellent candidates have been nominated as to sit on Clare’s Joint Policing Committee. Unfortunately there is only one seat allocated to the PPN so we have to get you to vote for the nominee of your choice. Voting is open until 5pm on Monday 19th November and all member groups are eligible to cast one vote in this election.

Details of both candidates are below and you can vote by clicking this link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QBBYWQ6

 

‘My name is  Ladigbolu Abiodun, I am the President of the Association for the Nigerian Community in Clare. I have been in the position for the past 3 years and worked my way right from the position of the PRO up. I have vast of experience and training in community activities and organisations.  I am the current president of egbe omo Yoruba in Clare.  I have been representing my association at the quarterly meetings of the garda and the community groups since year 2009.  It would be an honour to give more to the community as their representative on the JPC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Over the last 25 years, Madeline McAleer has worked with, provided training sessions and completed funding applications for a number of community groups in Clare e.g. Clare Haven Services, Clare Family Resource Centre, Disabled People of Clare, Irish Refugee Council / Clare Immigrant Support Centre, Ennis Community Development Project and Haven Horizons.
Madeline was the co-founder of the Clare Family Resource Centre, the first community childcare centre in Clare. Madeline completed the successful application for capital funding for the purpose built community crèche.
When working as the project development officer with Clare Haven Services, refuge accommodation and comprehensive outreach services for victims of domestic abuse in Co. Clare were established. Working in Clare Haven Services involved building positive interagency relationships and working closely with An Garda Síochána.
Madeline is currently the Research and Development Director of Haven Horizons. Haven Horizons focuses on domestic abuse prevention; providing awareness sessions and education / training modules and promoting international models of best practice which change public attitudes and professional responses to domestic abuse.
Haven Horizons is currently working with local and national Gardaí to establish Co. Clare as the Demonstration Division for the St. Paul ‘Blueprint for Safety’ model of domestic abuse prevention, which involves greater collaboration between police, prosecution services, court services, advocacy groups, prison and probation services to close the gaps in the criminal justice system.

 

 

 

Clare Public Participation Network is extremely grateful to all candidates who come forward for election to represent their community and whatever the outcome we are sure you will join us in thanking Madeline and Ladigbolu for coming forward. 

 

 

Call for nominations for Joint Policing Committee and Clare Sports Partnership

Notice of Clare PPN representative elections

The Clare PPN hereby gives notice of election for the following two representative positions:

  1. Clare PPN representative on the Clare Local Sports Partnership Board

This representative role is open to Clare PPN members from the Community and Voluntary pillar.

The Clare Local Sports Partnership (CLSP) was established in 2001 by the Irish Sports Council (ISC), now known as Sport Ireland (SI) as part of the Local Sports Partnership Initiative ‘A New Era for Sport’. This approach was the first national physical activity participation strategy funded through a dedicated state agency.  CLSP works with key stakeholders nationally and within the county, to target audiences and deliver specified activities and projects. The key target markets which have been the focus of development over the previous number of years include:

  • Women in Sport
  • Older Adults
  • People with Disabilities
  • School Children
  • Unemployed People
  • Disadvantaged Youths
  • Immigrant Communities

CLSP is governed by a board of directors and representatives of key agencies throughout the county including Clare Public Participation Network.  Representatives also individually sit on sub-committees with reporting functions to the board.

For more information go to: http://www.claresports.ie/about-clare-sports-partnership/

 

  1. Clare PPN representative on the Joint Policing Committee of Clare County Council

This representative role is open to all members of Clare PPN.

The purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum where a local authority and An Garda Síochána, with the participation of Oireachtas members, local councillors and community interests, consult, discuss and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local area in order to contribute to the improved safety and quality of life of the community.  We would particularly welcome nominations from groups involved with youths.

Functions of the JPC:

  • Serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on policing and crime issues within local authority administrative areas
  • Review levels and patterns of crime and related underlying factors
  • Establish and coordinate Local Policing Fora

For more information go to: https://www.clarecoco.ie/ga/community/information-for-residents/community-contacts/clare-joint-policing-committee/

 

Election Rules and Process

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on 26th October 2018 are eligible to vote in these elections.
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body.
  • Only groups who are members of the Community & Voluntary pillar may nominate or vote for the Clare Local Sports Partnership representative role (contact us if you are not sure)
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote in the relevant election- it is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members in regard to this.

 

How to nominate a candidate: 

Nominations are open from Monday 29th October to Friday 9th November at 5pm– no late nominations will be accepted.

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek the person’s consent first and then must send us an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information:

  1. Name of Community Group.
  2. Position number for which they are nominating a candidate.
  3. Name of proposed nominee.
  4. Contact details of proposed nominee.
  5. A short paragraph (up to 200 words) detailing the nominees’ suitability and experience for the role- this will be shared on social media and on our website in advance of voting.
  6. A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

 

What happens then?

  • Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email.
  • Following the close of nominations, Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to our members and online and voting will be open until Sunday 18th November at 5pm.
  • The successful candidates will be informed immediately.
  • NB: Even if you have nominated a candidate you will still need to vote for them once voting opens to support their election.

For any further information about any of the above roles or Clare PPN’s election processes please feel free to call us on 087 1617375.

Joint Policing Committee 9th July 2018 – Dermot Hayes

Q1
Representative Name
Dermot hayes
Q2
Committee Name
Joint Policing Committee.
Q3
Date of meeting
9th July
Q4
Your college
Social Inclusion
Q5
Municipal District
Ennis
Q6
Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?
no
Q7
Main topics discussed at the meeting:
Fact and figure of previous 3 months in Clare compared to 2017 same time scale. Drugs, more police on the group.
Q8
List any decisions made at the meeting:
Better surveillance of in Shannon on the drug issues.More awareness of Community Alert.
Q9
Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?
Discuss racism and it relevance to Clare.

Joint Policing Committee 9th July 2018 – Ger O’Halloran

Q1
Representative Name
Ger O’Halloran
Q2
Committee Name
Joint Policing Committee
Q3
Date of meeting:
9th July 2018
Q4
Your college
Community & Voluntary
Q5
Municipal District
Ennis
Q6
Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?
No
Q7
Main topics discussed at the meeting:
Cyber Bulling , Crime Stats , Drugs Situation
Q8
List any decisions made at the meeting
Cyber / Social Media event to be held in October involving Parents , Students and Teachers
Q9
Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?
No