Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) representative election

Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) representative election

Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) representative election

Clare PPN is delighted to announce that we have four excellent candidates for two Clare PPN Community & Voluntary representative positions on the Clare Local Community Development Committee.  Clare PPN Community & Voluntary member groups are eligible to vote for their preferred candidate at the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/PntPL97A4j

  • Only registered Community & Voluntary member groups can vote.
  • Each group has one vote
  • Closing date for voting is Monday, 1st April 2024
  • As there are two seats, the candidates with the highest and second highest number of votes will be deemed elected, with their consent and subject to them agreeing to abide by our Representatives Charter Clare PPN 2024

 

The candidates are as follows (in alphabetical order):

NOIRÍN LYNCH – CLARE SOLIDARITY NETWORK

Noirin Lynch is a Limerick woman who has made her home in Clarecastle for almost two decades now, and who works in Spanish Point in west Clare.
She is nominated as a member of Clare Solidarity Network, a network of individuals who work in solidarity with people who come to live, work and integrate in Co Clare.  She is also an active advisory committee member of Women’s Collective Ireland – Clare.  In her work as pastoral coordinator for several Irish RC diocese’ and as pastoral worker with the Irish parish in Munich, Noirin developed, with others, grassroots programs, courses, and events in areas of welcome/hospitality, inclusion/engagement, pastoral and faith development and diocesan planning.

Noirin strongly believes expertise in communities lies with those living the issues and is willing to use her voice to relay and advocate the lived experience of people in communities experiencing an intersection of challenges and disadvantages. She is deeply committed to the concept that each person’s dignity is rooted in respect for all people’s dignity, and believes Clare PPN offers a practical, inclusive model that allows the voice of the whole community to be heard, in a constructive way, by those who are making decisions on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the whole community.

 

 

 

 

TRACEY LYNCH – LOOP HEAD TOGETHER

Tracey is currently the manager of Kilkee Waterworld Clg. Since her appointment, she has secured 2.3 million in funding to provide an energy upgrade to the facilities. Additionally, she has moved the social enterprise from loss-making to profit-making. More importantly, she has introduced a timetable that is inclusive and engaging across the community to develop programs and provide school swimming lessons and training programs. Previously, Tracey worked in the private sector as the Quality Manager for CRH’s insulation division in Ireland. In 2008, she moved into the non-profit sector and has successfully managed several non-profits for over 20 years, including Tait House Community Enterprises. Under Tracey’s leadership, it grew to 16 social enterprises and 160 employees with €1 million in reserves when she stepped down to care for a family member in 2020. During her tenure as CEO, Tracey managed the development of many social enterprises from inception to operation, including Southill Children Nursery, Tait Afterschool, Hairdressers, Mr. Tait’s Café, Computer Training Centre, Treaty Steel, Community Action Centre, Beauty Salon, Phoenix Counselling Services, SDC Environmental Retrofitting Services, Urban Farm and Garden Training Programs, and a Community Garage. Tracey also managed the Limerick Mental Health Association. She also co-ordinated Limerick Mental Health Week 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

BERNIE O’GORMAN – QUARE CLARE

Originally from Dublin, Bernie has been living in Co. Clare since 2007. She worked as Parish secretary in Kildysart and coordinated the KildysART! Community Gallery . She was a member of the Peadar Clancy Festival Committee in Cranny/Coolmeen for 7 years and was involved in many community activities during her time there. She has always been actively involved in whichever community she lives in.  Since moving to North Clare she has been lucky enough to spend time in a Direct Provision Centre doing activities with the children there and is grateful for the welcome she has received. She currently sits on the board of QuareClare , an LGBTQIA+ County wide community group where she regular leads out social events and organises fundraisers. She is a member of Clare Solidarity Network and other voluntary groups.  She is in awe of the incredible community spirit and activism in Co. Clare and realises the need for individual groups to come together in solidarity and strength to make the changes for inclusion for those who have been systematically ignored and neglected by policy makers.  She has a keen interest in social and environmental issues. She loves a good tune and a bit of craic.

 

 

 

 

 

IFY UGWUERU – ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN COMMUNITY IN CLARE

Mrs. Ify possesses a remarkable combination of passion, empathy, and leadership that sets her apart as an exceptional candidate for this role. Through her unwavering commitment to social justice and grassroots activism, Ify has consistently demonstrated a profound understanding of the needs and challenges facing our community.

One of Ify’s most notable achievements is the ability to mobilize resources, engage diverse stakeholders, and effect positive change speaks volumes about her effectiveness as a community leader. Furthermore, Ify embodies the core values of integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration that are essential for successful community activism. They consistently advocate for the voices of marginalized groups, strive to build bridges across divides, and inspire others to join in the collective pursuit of a more just and equitable society.

 

Notice of Election to LCDC (Community & Voluntary College)

Notice of Election to LCDC (Community & Voluntary College)

Notice of Election for 2 Clare PPN Community & Voluntary Reps to LCDC

Clare PPN would like to give notice of an election for two Representatives from member groups of Clare PPN’s Community & Voluntary College to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

The Local Community Development Committee comprises Council officials, Elected Councillors, and various business and community representatives. The LCDC was set up:

  • To prepare and adopt the community elements of the 6 year Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP)
  • To co-ordinate, manage and oversee the implementation of local and community development programmes
  • To administer various funding streams tackling poverty and social exclusion

The LCDC meets at least six times per annum and reps are required to attend a pre-meeting with Clare PPN in advance to discuss the agenda and any issues raised by our member groups.

https://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/lcdc/

The representative(s) must agree to the Clare PPN Representatives’ Charter 2023 which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of this voluntary role.

**Please note that due to Clare PPN’s rules, any person who has publicly declared their intention to run for local, general or EU elections can not act as a representative for Clare PPN until 6 months have passed since the date of the relevant election*

Election Rules and Process:

  • Each Community & Voluntary pillar member group may nominate one candidate and may vote for one candidate in this election. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this.)
  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Wednesday, 6th March 2024 are eligible to participate in this election.
  • Only groups who are members of the Community & Voluntary College/Pillar can participate in this election.
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body.

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before Friday, 22nd March at 5pm:

  • Name of PPN member group.
  • Position for which they are nominating candidate(s).
  • Name of proposed nominee(s).
  • Contact details of proposed nominee(s).
  • 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(s) which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to relevant member groups on Monday 25th March and they will be invited to cast their votes using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 1st April. No votes will be accepted after this time. The successful candidate will then be contacted and offered the position.

If you need any more information or wish to discuss the role further please email admin@clareppn.ie or call 087 1617375

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

 

Notice of Election to LCDC (Environmental College)

Notice of Election to LCDC (Environmental College)

Notice of Election for Environmental Rep to LCDC

Clare PPN would like to give notice of an election for a Representative from a member group of Clare PPN’s Environmental College to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

The Local Community Development Committee comprises Council officials, Elected Councillors, and various business and community representatives. The LCDC was set up:

  • To prepare and adopt the community elements of the 6 year Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP)
  • To co-ordinate, manage and oversee the implementation of local and community development programmes
  • To administer various funding streams tackling poverty and social exclusion

The LCDC meets at least six times per annum and reps are required to attend a pre-meeting with Clare PPN in advance to discuss the agenda and any issues raised by our member groups.

https://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/lcdc/

The representative must agree to the Clare PPN Representatives’ Charter 2023 which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of this voluntary role.

**Please note that due to Clare PPN’s rules, any person who has publicly declared their intention to run for local, general or EU elections can not act as a representative for Clare PPN until 6 months have passed since the date of the relevant election*

Election Rules and Process:

  • Each environmental pillar member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote in each of these elections. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this)
  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Wednesday, 6th March 2024 are eligible to participate in this election.
  • Only groups who are members of the Environmental College/Pillar can participate in this election.
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body.

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before Friday, 22nd March at 5pm:

  • Name of PPN member group.
  • Position for which they are nominating a candidate.
  • 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. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to relevant member groups on Monday 25th March and they will be invited to cast their votes using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 1st April. No votes will be accepted after this time. The successful candidate will then be contacted and offered the position.

If you need any more information or wish to discuss the role further please email admin@clareppn.ie or call 087 1617375

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

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank Theresa O’Donohoe for her tireless work as an Environmental Rep on the LCDC.

Notice of Spring Plenary Meeting

Notice of Spring Plenary Meeting

Notice of Spring Plenary Meeting – Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Clare Public Participation Network warmly invites all member groups to attend our first plenary meeting of 2024 which will take place on Wednesday 27th March 2024 from 7pm to 9pm in Ennis (venue to be confirmed).

What is a Plenary Meeting?
Plenary meetings are the main decision-making forums for Clare PPN. At these meetings, all member groups are invited to attend and to put items forward for the agenda for discussion or for inclusion in the work plan of Clare PPN. At each of these meetings the staff and secretariat of Clare PPN present an update on the work, finances, and activities of the PPN and present their work plan for discussion and input from member groups. Clare PPN’s representatives who sit on 11 boards and committees in the County will also have an opportunity to present updates from their committees and to take any questions or input from member groups at this meeting.

Call for agenda items
All current member groups can propose agenda items for this meeting on or before Wednesday 20th March. Please send these using the subject line: ”Agenda Item Plenary Meeting” to admin@clareppn.ie

Submitting a motion
If you would like to bring a motion to the Plenary, please email admin@clareppn.ie by Wednesday 20th March, with the wording of the motion and outlining why you would like to see the motion passed.

FREE to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by emailing admin@clareppn.ie

 

Call for nominations – Community representative on the Joint Policing Committee

Call for nominations – Community representative on the Joint Policing Committee

Due to enquiries that Clare PPN received over the long weekend while we were all off, we have EXTENDED THE NOMINATION CLOSING DATE to Friday 22nd March.

The Joint Policing Committee provides a forum where the Clare Local Authority and Senior Garda Officers – with the participation of elected members and community interests – can consult, discuss and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the County.  Clare PPN’s community representative position on this committee has recently been vacated due to term limits.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Madeline McAleer for her years of dedicated commitment on behalf of community groups in Clare.

The JPC meets quarterly on average.  As a PPN rep you will also be required to attend a quarterly PPN plenary meeting and a short pre-meeting before each JPC.  The position is voluntary but travel expenses are paid by Clare County Council in line with public sector rates. For more information please go to: https://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/community-participation/clare-joint-policing-committee/

Please note that due to Clare PPN’s rules, any person who has publicly declared their intention to run for local, general or EU elections can not act as a representative for Clare PPN until 6 months have passed since the date of the relevant election. Local Area Reps for a political party are also unable to be PPN representatives.

Election Rules and Process:
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote in each of these elections.
  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Monday 4th March 2024 are eligible to participate in this election.
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body
How to nominate a candidate

If you or any member of your group are interested in taking up this role, we are accepting nominations until 5pm, 22nd March.  Send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information:

  • Name of PPN member group.
  • Position for which they are nominating a candidate, ‘JPC rep’
  • Name of proposed nominee (after seeking consent).
  • 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. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to relevant member groups on Monday, 25th March and they will be invited to cast their votes using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 5pm on Monday 1st April. No votes will be accepted after this time. The winning candidate will be notified and offered the position.

If you need any more information or wish to discuss the role further please email admin@clareppn.ie or call 087 1617375