Network November – Community Networking and Training Events

 

Network November

When:

  • ENNIS, November 8th Clare Education Centre.
  • NEWMARKET ON FERGUS, November 9th, Obair.
  • KILLALOE, November 16th Killaloe Hotel.
  • KILRUSH, November 23rd Teach Cheoil.
  • ENNISTYMON, November 30th Courthouse Gallery.

All events will run from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm.

What: Free community networking and training events taking place in Clare this November.

Who: These five events are a collaboration between Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Public Participation Network, and Clare Local Development Company.

 

Media Contact: Sharon Meaney, Clare Volunteer Centre Manager  065 68455 13/ sharon@volunteerclare.ie

Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company invite members of the public to join them at one of five free networking and community knowledge events they are hosting around the county this November.  Each event will include three short workshops on the topics of understanding conflict, recruiting volunteers, and making funding applications. These friendly, free events will also give those attending a chance to learn about the host organisations and what they have to offer community groups. After the workshops there will be a light lunch and a chance to network and meet the other attendees.  Sarah Clancy of Clare Public Participation Network said ‘In a rural county like Clare it is really important that our community organisations and groups know how to collaborate and work effectively together. We hope these events will make that process a bit easier and be supportive and enjoyable to those involved in making their communities better places to live’.

Workshops at each event are as follows:

Strengthening your volunteer programme – how to recruit the right volunteer

Do you need to recruit more volunteers for your organization ? How do you find the right volunteer? This short workshop goes through the basics that any organization needs to know.  This session will be delivered by Sharon Meaney, Clare Volunteer Centre Manager.

Fundraising and funding applications for community groups

Does your community group need support with how and where to apply for funding? This short practical workshop will look at some of the different funding opportunities available to community groups. This session will be delivered by Monica McKenna, Community Development Officer from Clare Local Development Company.

Understanding conflict – an introduction

This session will introduce participants to some of the underlying dynamics involved in interpersonal conflict with a view to helping people work positively together. This session will be delivered by Sarah Clancy of Clare Public Participation Network who is a trained mediator.

The Network November events are open to all those interested though advance booking is essential.

You can reserve a place online here (make sure you select the correct location!)

8th November: Ennis tickets
9th November: Newmarket on Fergus tickets
16th November: Killaloe tickets
23rd November: Kilrush tickets
30th November: Ennistymon tickets

or by phone to Clare Volunteer Centre on 065 68 455 13   Places for each workshop are limited to 20.       

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.

Rural Development SPC – 18th September 2018 – Anny Wise

Rural Development SPC – 18th September 2018

Report by Anny Wise

Q1
Representative Name

Anny Wise

Q2
Committee Name

SPC Rural Development

Q3
Date of meeting:
  • Date / Time 09/18/2018
Q4
Your college
  • Environment
Q5
Municipal District
  • Shannon
Q6
Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?

Clarification of Terms of Reference of newly appointment Development Officers

Q7
Main topics discussed at the meeting:

Rural Development areas and Tourism

Q8
List any decisions made at the meeting:

Draft of Policy on Columbrium Walls discussed and approved.  Meeting the newly appointed Tourism officer and agreeing to preparing a County Clare Tourism Strategy

There have been four Local Development Officers appointed: each one having their own Municipal District. 3 attended the meeting.

Realising Clare’s Rural Potential – Our Life, Our Home 2026 has 8 objectives.

  1. 4,000 jobs in rural areas over 10 years
  2. Community-run Multi-Service Centres
  3. Towns working together and Parishes partnering each other.
  4. Managing the Environment
  5. Age-Friendly Communities
  6. Celebrating the rural way of life
  7. Broadband and Digital
  8. Transport, Education and Water
Q9
Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?

Aspect of the Terms of reference for the 4 Local Development offices are within the approved County Rural Development plan called “Realising Clare’s Rural Potential 2016.

Public consultation on Draft Litter Management Plan

Public consultation on Draft Litter Management Plan

As part of the consultative process required under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009, Clare County Council is seeking public participation in the drafting and development of the new Litter Management Plan 2019-2021.

A pre consultation process is commencing today, 24th September 2018, following presentation of a first draft to the Environment and Transportation SPC of Clare Co Council. Public participation in the consultation process is being sought through contact with the following:

– Environment and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee
– Members of Clare County Council
– Voluntary groups and organizations including Clare PPN
– Chambers of Commerce
– Clare Co Council staff

Click here to view: Draft Litter Management Plan 2019-2021

Submissions on the draft are being invited from members of the public.

NOTICE OF ELECTION – 20th July 2018

Nominations have been extended to 5pm, Friday 3rd August.

Clare Public Participation Network gives notice of its intention to conduct an election from among its membership for the following position which has become vacant:

Killaloe Municipal District Secretariat Member.

Clare PPN is managed by a board known as the Secretariat. This secretariat is responsible for running the Public Participation Network in Clare between plenary meetings where the member groups’ views and input are sought.

Clare PPN has two part time staff and an annual budget of €80,000 per year in funding which is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Clare County Council.

The secretariat which is a flat structure meets four to six times per year with those meetings usually taking place in Ennis County Clare. The successful candidate will also be required to attend events and meetings organised by the PPN itself for the purposes of consulting with our member groups.

The ideal candidate will be a person who is well connected with community groups in the area and someone who has a genuine interest in increasing participation by local groups in Local Government Structures.

Current Municipal Districts of County Clare

Election Rules and Process

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Friday, 20th July 2018 are eligible to vote in this election.
  • Only groups with addresses in Killaloe Municipal District may nominate or vote for that Secretariat seat.
  • 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.

If any group is uncertain about which Municipal District they belong to they can contact us on 087 1617375 or by email to admin@clareppn.ie

How to nominate a candidate:

Nominations have been extended to 5pm, Friday 3rd August.

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

  • Name of Community Group
  • Clare PPN membership number (if you are unsure of this please email: admin@clareppn.ie)
  • Name of proposed nominee.
  • Contact details of proposed nominee.
  • 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.
  • A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email.

How to vote:

Following the close of nominations, Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to eligible members and share them online and voting will be open until 5pm on Friday, 10th August. Voting will be by online survey. You must quote your Clare PPN membership number when voting. The name of the successful candidate will then be announced.

NB: Even if you have nominated a candidate you will also need to cast your vote to support their election.

If you have any questions about the election or Clare PPN in general please email: admin@clareppn.ie