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 Election to Biodiversity and Heritage Forum (Environmental College)

Notice of Election to Biodiversity and Heritage Forum (Environmental College)

Notice of Elections to Biodiversity and Heritage Forum (Environmental College)

Clare PPN wishes to give notice of an election for the following position:

Environmental representative on Clare County Council’s new Biodiversity and Heritage Forum:

Clare County Council was recently tasked with creating two separate plans for Clare:   the County Clare Heritage Plan 2023 – 2029 and the County Clare Biodiversity Plan 2024 – 2030. In order to do this they established the Biodiversity and Heritage Forum, which held its inaugural meeting last July. This forum was proposed to meet on a quarterly basis until both of the above plans have been created and on a twice yearly basis after that. Clare PPN is seeking nominations from our Environment College member groups for a person with strong expertise and experience in issues relating to protecting and restoring biodiversity in Clare. It would be particularly welcome if the nominees are also interested in or have expertise in issues relating to built and natural heritage.

The ideal candidate will be well connected with environmental groups in the area. They should have a genuine interest in action to protect, restore and sustain the natural environment as well as in increasing participation and policy development by local groups in Local Government Structures.  They will also 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, 31st January 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 or candidates must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before Friday, 23rd February 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 26th February and they will be invited to cast their votes using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 4th March. 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 Biodiversity and Heritage Forum (Environmental College)

Notice of Elections for Environmental College

Notice of Elections for Environmental College Representative Roles.

Clare PPN would like to give notice of elections for the following positions:

1.

Environmental representative on the Physical Development Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Clare County Council

The Physical Development SPC is responsible for all areas of policy concerning the council’s roads, water, environment, fire and major emergency management functions. The SPC meets quarterly 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/your-council/about-the-council/policy-groups-and-committees/strategic-policy-committees/physical-development-spc/

2.

Environmental representative on the Rural Development Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Clare County Council

The Rural Development SPC is responsible for all areas of policy concerning the council’s town and village enhancement, community, information and communications technology functions. This SPC meets quarterly 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/your-council/about-the-council/policy-groups-and-committees/strategic-policy-committees/rural-development-spc/

3.

Environmental representative on the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

The Local Community Development Committee is comprised of 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/

Environmental representative on the Rural Development Forum coordinated by Clare County Council The Rural Development Forum, which meets three times per year, is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations throughout County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026:

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

Environmental representative on Clare County Council’s new Biodiversity and Heritage Forum:

Clare County Council is tasked with creating two separate plans for Clare in the immediate future. These are the County Clare Heritage Plan 2023 – 2029 and the County Clare Biodiversity Plan 2024 – 2030. In order to do this they established the above named forum which held its inaugural meeting last July. This forum is proposed to meet on a quarterly basis until both of the above plans have been created and on a twice yearly basis after that. Clare PPN is seeking nominations from our environment college member groups for a person with strong expertise and experience in issues relating to protecting and restoring biodiversity in Clare. It would be particularly welcome if the nominees are also interested in or have expertise in issues relating to built and natural heritage.

The ideal candidates will be well connected with environmental groups in the area. They should have a genuine interest in climate action and in protecting, restoring and sustaining the natural environment as well as in increasing participation and policy development by local groups in Local Government Structures.  They will also agree to the Clare PPN Representatives’ Charter 2023 which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of this voluntary role.

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 Monday, 18th September are eligible to participate in this election.
  • Only groups who are members of the Environmental 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 or candidates must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before Friday, 6th October 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 9th October and they will be invited to cast their votes using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 16th October. No votes will be accepted after this time. The successful candidate will then be contacted and offered the position. Should candidates be successfully nominated for more than one position they will be invited to select their preferred role and the next candidate in line will be offered the other 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 for Social Inclusion College

Notice of Election for Social Inclusion College

Notice of Election for the Social Inclusion College

Clare PPN would like to give notice of election for the following position:

Social Inclusion representative on the Rural Development Forum of Clare County Council

The Rural Development Forum, which meets three times per year, is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations throughout County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026:

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

The ideal candidate will be well connected with social inclusion groups in the area and have a genuine interest in increasing participation and policy development by local groups in Local Government Structures.  They will also agree to the Clare PPN Representatives’ Charter 2023 which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of this voluntary role.

Election Rules and Process:

  • Each Social Inclusion Pillar Member Group can nominate one candidate and may cast one vote should there be an election. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).
  • Only Social Inclusion Pillar member groups who were members of Clare PPN on Monday, 18th September are eligible to participate in this election.
  • Only groups who are members of the Social Inclusion 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, 6th October 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 9th October. Member groups will then be invited to vote for their chosen candidate using our online form and voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 16th October. 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 Elections for the Community & Voluntary College

Notice of Elections for the Community & Voluntary College

Notice of Elections for the Community & Voluntary College

Clare PPN would like to give notice of election for the following positions:

1

Community and Voluntary representative on the Social Development Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Clare County Council

The Social Development SPC is responsible for all areas of policy concerning the council’s housing, estate management, culture and sport functions. The SPC meets quarterly 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/your-council/about-the-council/policy-groups-and-committees/strategic-policy-committees/social-development-spc/

 

2

Community and Voluntary representative on the Rural Development Forum of Clare County Council

The Rural Development Forum, which meets three times per year, is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations throughout County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026:

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

 

The ideal candidates for these roles will be well connected with community & voluntary groups in the County, committed to social justice and have a genuine interest in increasing participation and policy development by local groups in Local Government Structures.  They will also agree to the Clare PPN Representatives’ Charter 2023 which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of this important voluntary role.

 

Election Rules and Process:

  • For each of these two roles Clare PPN’s Community and Voluntary College member groups may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote in the event of an 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 Monday, 18th September are eligible to participate in these elections.
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body.

 

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate candidates must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before Friday, 6th October 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 all candidates to relevant member groups on Monday 9th October. Groups will then be invited to vote using our online form and voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 16th October. 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 either of the roles 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.