Clare PPN policy documents as at January 2019

Clare PPN policy documents as at January 2019

Below please find the current policy documents of Clare PPN as at January 2019

Data Retention Policy

Data Protection Policy Statement

Representatives Charter Clare PPN

Clare PPN’s Travel and Subsistence Policy 2019

Clare PPN Fraud Prevention Policy

Clare PPN Conflict of Interest Policy

Clare PPN Vulnerable Adults Policy

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above policies please do not hesitate to get in contact with us admin@clareppn.ie

Clare PPN representatives on the Clare Rural Development Forum

Clare PPN representatives on the Clare Rural Development Forum

Following elections in December 2018 the following representatives were nominated to the Clare Rural Development Forum of Clare County Council, for the three pillars of Clare PPN; Social Inclusion, Environment and Community & Voluntary.  We wish them the best of luck in their representative role and we are sure that they will be very effective given the huge experience and expertise they are bringing with them.

 

Social Inclusion rep – Elaine D’Alton

Elaine is the coordinator of the Clare Women’s Network, which is part of the National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) and offers support for women to enhance their quality of life on an individual and group basis especially women experiencing social and economic exclusion and isolation.  She is committed to promoting and forwarding recommendations and guidance as identified by women in Clare on how best to address and rectify the obstacles and barriers to their full participation.  She believes that representation specifically pertaining to the needs of women is imperative.

 

Environment rep – Anne Marie Harrington

Anne Marie Harrington brings lots of transferable skills from her career in advertising and marketing to the role of Environmental Rep for Clare PPN. She has lived in Clare for five years, and become very involved in local environmental issues. A former Clare Cool Planet Champion, she is also a founding member of Futureproof Clare, an organisation which aims to share new social and environmental ideas and build local resilience for these changing times. Futureproof Clare is also leading the local campaign against the building of Shannon LNG, a proposed fracked gas terminal in the Shannon Estuary.

 

Community & Voluntary rep – Neil O’Brien

Neil O Brien is from O’Callaghan’s Mills and has lived and worked all his life in rural Ireland. He is a small farmer and business owner and knows the struggles that rural businesses and rural dwellers face on a daily basis. From his business experience in the past and present, and voluntary work within organisations such as local GAA club and county committees in Clare GAA, Macra Na Feirme, IFA and other sports, social and music groups he will represent a voice for all groups and clubs within county Clare. He has enthusiasm and passion for our villages and towns and hope to see them grow once more.

 

Planning Consultation on the Clare Garda Divisional Policing Plan 2019

Planning Consultation on the Clare Garda Divisional Policing Plan 2019

 

The Joint Policing Committee is forwarding a letter on behalf of Chief Supt. John Kerin, in relation to the Planning Consultation on the Clare Garda Divisional Policing Plan 2019.

Planning Consultation on the Clare Garda Divisional Policing Plan 2019

The Joint Policing Committee (JPC) provides a forum where a Clar County Council and An Garda Síochána, with the participation of Clare PPN, 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.

The functions of the JPC are to (a) serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on policing and crime issues within local authority administrative areas, (b) review levels and patterns of crime and related underlying factors, and (c) establish and coordinate Local Policing Fora.

Please send your replies directly An Garda Síochána by 6th January 2019, via email Clare_DV@garda.ie or by post to Divisional Office, An Garda Síochána, Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Voting is now open for a Community & Voluntary rep on the Clare Rural Development Forum

Voting is now open for a Community & Voluntary rep on the Clare Rural Development Forum

 

Clare Public Participation Network is delighted to announce two excellent candidates for the position of Clare PPN Community & Voluntary representative on the Clare Rural Development Forum.  Voting is now open at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSTWDF7

  • Voting is only open to Clare PPN Community & Voluntary member groups (if you are unsure about your group’s status please email admin@clareppn.ie).
  • Each group has only one vote.
  • All survey fields must be completed in order to validate vote.
  • Voting will close on  Monday, 31st December 2018 and and the successful candidate will be announced on Tuesday, 1st January 2019
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

Mary Mather Leahy – Clare Community Cluster

Mary has a good knowledge of rural and urban communitites with long time experience of living and volunteering in Clare including

  • Chairperson: Clare Community & Voluntary Forum
  • Vice Chair: Clare County Development Board
  • Clare Community Forum Volunteer
  • Ennis Joint Policing Committee Clare Gathering Committee

Currently Mary is involved in the community as follows:

  • Volunteer: Clare Community Cluster: & Mid West Drugs & Alcohol Forum (Limerick)
  • Volunteer Member of Clare Older People’s Council
  • Founder Member of Clare Age-Friendly

Education:
History & Sociology Maynooth NUI & Women’s Studies UCD
Fetac Tourism Level 6 Fetac
World Development Education at Mary I, Limerick

Neil O’Brien – O’Callaghan’s Mills GAA

Hi my name is Neil O Brien, I’m from O’Callaghans Mills a small village in the heart of East Clare. I’ve lived and worked all my life in rural Ireland. I’ve grown up in the O’Callaghans Mills parish and seen how emigration has hit home badly in our beautiful county Clare. I’m a small farmer and business owner. I know the struggles that rural businesses and rural dwellers face on a daily basis. Community and sporting groups are no different and face huge challenges with rural isolation and depopulation. From my business experience in the past and present, and my voluntary work within organisations with a diverse element, from my local GAA club and county committees in Clare GAA, Macra Na Feirme, IFA and other sports, social and music groups. I will represent a voice for all groups and clubs within county Clare. I have enthusiasm and passion for our villages and towns and hope to see them grow once more. Local communities groups are the life and sole of our towns and villages and we need them to flourish once again. I hope you will support my nomination for election of Clare PPN Community and Voluntary College Representative

Call for nominations for Clare County Council’s Rural Development Forum

Clare PPN is seeking nominations for three representatives to sit on Clare County Council’s Rural Development Forum.

December 4th 2018

NB: Closing date for nominations is December 14th

The Rural Development Forum which meets three times per year is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations in County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the consultation and launch of Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026 which can be read at the link below:

http://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/publications/clare-rural-development-strategy-2026-26009.pdf

Clare PPN’s representatives on the Rural Development Forum will have the chance to discuss and influence policy decisions, projects and strategies for the development of County Clare and to network with the other 40 members of the forum. We are seeking energetic people for all three roles who are willing to play an active role in both the Rural Development Forum and in consulting and feeding back to Clare PPN’s member groups.

We are now seeking nominations from Clare PPN member groups for the relevant positions:

1 Clare PPN Environmental College Representative

2. Clare PPN Community and Voluntary College Representative

3. Clare PPN Social Inclusion College Representatives

All groups who are members of Clare PPN on December 4th 2018 can nominate one person for one of these positions. If you don’t know which ‘College’ your group is in please contact us at admin@clareppn.ie  and we will check it for you.

Election Rules and Process

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on 4th December 2018 are eligible to vote in these elections.
  • No individual can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body.
  • Only groups who are members of the particular college can nominate a candidate for that college’s seat.
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may then cast one vote in the resultant election should we receive multiple nominations. 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 December 5th 2018 until December 14th 2018

In the event of an election being necessary voting will be open from December 14th – December 21st.

The next meeting of the Rural Development Forum is January 15th 2019 and it is our intention to have representatives in place for that meeting.

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 eligible members and online  voting will be open for seven days.
  • 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.