Notice of Plenary Meeting: Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 7pm (online)

Notice of Plenary Meeting: Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 7pm (online)

Notice of Plenary Meeting: Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 7pm (online)

Clare Public Participation Network warmly invites all member groups to attend our final Plenary Meeting of 2021 which will take place on Wednesday, 8th December 2021 at 7pm.  Please reserve your place at this meeting by emailing your name and member group name to admin@clareppn.ie on or before Tuesday, 7th December.  Only those registered in advance will receive the link to the meeting.

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.

Online Meeting:
Due to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, this Plenary Meeting will be held online via zoom. You will need a smartphone or computer and an internet connection to use Zoom.

Call for Agenda Items:
All current member groups can propose agenda items for this meeting on or before 29th November 2021. 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 Monday 29th November, with the wording of the motion and outlining why you would like to see the motion passed.

September Plenary minutes
You can read the draft minutes of our September plenary here:
https://clareppn.ie/clare-ppn-autumn-plenary-draft-minutes-september-15th-23rd/

 

Reps report from Mary Coffey – Clare Rural Development Forum 3rd November 2021

Reps report from Mary Coffey – Clare Rural Development Forum 3rd November 2021

Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?
No this was my first meeting so it was to early to start to raise issues, it was to see how things work and meet the representatives involved

Main topics discussed at the meeting:
The review of the Clare Rural Development programme. Overview of the pillars followed by workshops to consider actions that worked and areas for further development or new ideas that would benefit the community in Clare

List any decisions made at the meeting:
A range of suggestions were put forward for consideration. What would be most useful would be to revisit the linked areas – municipal districts and try to identify topics that would be beneficial to larger groups. Focus on the economy of the area, linking economic development with climate change and social inclusion, the role of tourism and the infrastructure necessary to support development of the local communities.

Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?
No i don’t think so

Have you any additional observations or comments?
One thing that I did wonder is whether there could be some consideration given to the Council or other government body supporting the local playgrounds. They are a brilliant addition but the cost of maintenance currently falls on the local communities and this is very costly for small areas. It would be a pity to see the fall into disrepair and already there are signs of this happening. Forward planning should consider ongoing maintenance and not simply funding for setting things up initially, history shows that this often fails in the longer term

Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Clare Public Participation Network, is seeking proposals for a researcher or researchers to lead the development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy for Clare.  Closing date for applications: Monday, 1st November 2021

For details please visit Activelink:
https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/tenders/85672-clare-public-participation-network-request-for-tender