Another July Newsletter!!

Let no one tell you the community sector are on holidays – here’s another newsletter for you!

Clare PPN Newsletter July 2019 (2)

 

Just after we sent out the July newsletter, we got more notices for our members and so here they are, some news of funding, a survey for you and a reminder of our Climate Adaptation Strategy Consultation Meeting. Read and enjoy and don’t forget to follow us on twitter and like our facebook page for all the up to date news.

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Do you want to influence Clare County Council?

Clare County Council are currently inviting submissions on a new draft scheme for its Strategic Policy Committees 2019- 2024 The Strategic Policy Committees or SPCs as they are more commonly known are advisory committees that discuss and make recommendations on policies to Clare County Council. They are comprised of Councillors and external interests such as farming, business or community organisations. Clare PPN has seats on all of these committees and those seats will all be up for election again in September and member groups will be able to stand, nominate and vote for candidates for each seat. The draft scheme here lays out the rules and methods of operation for these committees and so we invite any comments you might have about how they work or how you would like to see them work so that we can make a submission to the council on it. You can read the draft scheme here:

https://www.clarecoco.ie/your-council/publications/draft-scheme-for-the-strategic-policy-committees-2019-2024-20170.pdf

You can drop a mail to sarah@clareppn.ie if have any views on what should be included in Clare PPN’s submission regarding this draft scheme.

We will be advertising a training and information day for anyone interested in being a representative on these committees in late August so watch this space!

 

 

Clare Climate Action Get Together and Focus Group

Clare PPN is hosting a working get together for those interested in the environment in County Clare.

It will take place on Monday July 29th from 6.30 – 9.30 pm in our premises in the Clonroad Business Park and we will provide lovely food from Moonbear catering, which means that it will be vegetarian and everything will be compostable for those attending because no one can work on an empty stomach.

Please email sue@clareppn.ie if you want to attend so we know what numbers to expect.

At the meeting we want to:

-Go through Clare County Council’s Draft Climate Adaptation Strategy which is currently open for submissions to get your views and ideas on it for a group submission which we will submit and to help any individual or group to make their own submission. The deadline for submissions for this strategy is August 9th.

– Advise environmental groups and individuals of the forthcoming elections for seats on the strategic policy committees of Clare County Council and explain how and why people might want to be involved.

-Discuss the Clare Environmental Network and how it and/ or Clare PPN might better serve environmental groups over the next few years.

All those interested in working for environmental sustainability and to mitigate climate change are welcome.

Don’t forget to book by emailing sue@clareppn.ie !

 

Clare PPN Quarterly Report April – June 2019

Clare PPN reports on its activities and finances to both Clare County Council and the Department of Community and Rural Development. For Clare County Council we prepare quarterly reports and for the Department we report on an annual basis.  You can read our most recent report at the link below. We welcome any comments on it from our member groups- you can drop us a mail at info@clareppn.ie  Clare PPN April to June 2019 1