by Sarah Clancy | Apr 19, 2023 | Members News, PPN News |
Notice of Summer Plenary Meeting – 10th May 2023
Clare Public Participation Network warmly invites all member groups to attend our first plenary meeting of 2023 which will take place on Wednesday 10th May from 7pm to 9pm in Mná ag Gáire, Tracklands, Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare.
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 Thursday 4th May. Please send these using the subject line: ”Agenda Item Plenary Meeting” to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitting a motion
If you would like to bring a motion to the Plenary, please email email@example.com by Thursday 4th May, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Sarah Clancy | Apr 12, 2023 | Members News, PPN News |
Click Quarterly report January to March 2023 to view the latest work report from Clare PPN
by Sarah Clancy | Mar 15, 2023 | Members News, PPN News |
Clare PPN would like to thank Bulelani Mfaco of Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) for being with Clare PPN yesterday evening to co-host an information session on Refugees and International Protection Applicants. We could have been there all night with the questions being asked and the myths being debunked. In case you missed it, you can view the presentation slides here:
Refugees and International Protection Applicants Slideshow PDF
by Sarah Clancy | Mar 9, 2023 | Members News, PPN News |
VIDEO – What does a PPN rep do?
Are you still trying to decide whether you want to be nominated to a reps position? Here is a short video to give you some background to the work of the PPN and the importance of representatives. If you have any questions please let us know at email@example.com
by Sarah Clancy | Mar 6, 2023 | Local Community Development Committee, Members News, PPN News, SPC for Physical Development, SPC for Rural Development |
Clare PPN would like to give notice of election for the following positions:
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.
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.
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 ideal candidates will be well connected with environmental 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:
- Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Monday, 6th March 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,
- Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).
How to nominate a candidate:
Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information on or before Friday, 17th 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, 20th March. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday, 27th 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 email@example.com or call 087 1617375
NB: Even if you have nominated a candidate, you will still need to cast your vote to support their election.