Energy Matters Presentation from CLDC/SEAI

Energy Matters Presentation from Gloria Callinan of CLDC

Clare PPN hosted a webinar on Sustainable Energy Opportunities for householders, small businesses and community groups on June 22nd 2021. This included a presentation from Gloria Callinan of Clare Local Development Company who is the Clare Community Energy Mentor for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.  The presentation contains very useful information on the supports and schemes available from SEAI and you can read it here: Opportunities for Clare Communities in Energy Transition

 

Invitation to Clare PPN Plenary Meeting December 8th 2020 7pm Online

Notice of Plenary Meeting: December 8th 2020 at 7PM (Online)

And don’t miss our Christmas prize draw with two fabulous prizes:

Anyone from any of our member groups who attends our online Christmas Plenary will be entered in a draw for these two great prizes:

1st Prize €100.00 Voucher for Hotel Doolin which can be used for any of the services on offer there from accommodation, to the restaurant or tickets for one of the many arts and music events that are due to take place in the months ahead.

2nd Prize €50.00 voucher for The Rowan Tree Cafe Bar in Ennis where you can go out for lunch or treat someone to dinner over the Christmas season.

Clare Public Participation Network warmly invites all member groups to attend its second online Plenary Meeting which will take place on Tuesday December 8th 2020 at 7pm.

Please reserve your place at this meeting by emailing your name and member group name to admin@clareppn.ie on or before Monday December 7th 2020

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 from the preceding three months and present their work plan for discussion and input from member groups for the forthcoming three months.

Online Meeting:
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions this Plenary Meeting will be held online via zoom. Any member or person who would like to receive training in how to use Zoom should email newsletter@clareppn.ie and William Hederman will arrange a session with you to help familiarise you with how to participate using this tool. You will need a smart phone or computer and an internet connection to use zoom. If possible each member group should nominate someone who has these facilities to represent them at this Plenary Meeting.

If any group is unable to attend online please feel free to send us submissions or items for our agenda via email to admin@clareppn.ie or by calling us on 087 1617375.

Call for Agenda Items:

All current member groups can propose agenda items for this meeting on or before December 3rd 2020 Please send these using the subject line ”Agenda Item Plenary Meeting” to admin@clareppn.ie

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.

At the beginning of each plenary meeting we will present an introduction to the Public Participation Network in Clare for new member groups and a question and answer session will be held.

Please reserve your place at this meeting by emailing your name and member group name to admin@clareppn.ie on or before Monday December 7th 2020.

Minutes and report on Clare PPN’s Plenary Meeting October 12th 2020

 

Please find below minutes from Clare PPN’s Plenary Meeting of October 12th 2020.

The attached files detail the preliminary findings of Clare PPN’s Wellbeing Vision Survey which were discussed at this meeting and the individual college discussions on same. All of these will be taken into account in the drafting of Wellbeing Vision Statements for County Clare and its four Municipal Districts. Members have been notified of further opportunities to discuss their vision for their Municipal Districts before drafting begins.

Preliminary Findings of Clare PPN’s Wellbeing Vision Survey: ClarePPN Wellbeing survey_preliminaryOverview

Thanks to all who attended our Plenary Meeting we value your contributions greatly.

Minutes and Notes: Clare PPN Plenary Meeting October 12th 2020 – Online

Attending:

Sarah Clancy, Sarah Ferrigan, William Hederman, Tracy Watson, Theresa O’Donohoe, Peggy Ryan, Pat Neville, Padraic Hayes, Orla Ni Eili, Oonagh O’Dwyer, Noel Kearney, Monica McKenna, Maureen Rynne. Mary Coffey, Kay Murphy, Jean O’Keefe. Hilary Tonge, Helen Liddy. Emma Karan, Damon Mathew Wise AU, Cornelia Wahli, Colette Bradley, Cillian Griffney, Mary Mather Leahy. Fionnuala Collins, Madeline Mc Aleer.

Apologies: Mary O’Donoghue, Dermot Hayes.

Work report presented

Secretariat Environment College Elections Announced

Ratifications of new representatives as follows:

  • Dermot Hayes, Social Inclusion Secretariat Member, proposed by Hilary Tonge, seconded by Cornelia Wahli.
  • Kay Murphy Shannon Municipal District Secretariat Member, proposed by Theresa O’Donohoe, seconded by Colette Bradley.
  • Monica McKenna Community and Voluntary Secretariat Member, proposed by Maureen Rynne, seconded by Oonagh O’Dwyer.
  • Elaine D’Alton, Social Inclusion Secretariat Rep proposed by Padraic Hayes, seconded by Noel Kearney.
  • Cornelia Wahli Environment Rep on LCDC proposed by Colette Bradley, seconded by Tracy Watson.
  • Dermot Hayes Social Inclusion Rep on LCDC proposed by Martin Vernon, seconded by Orla Ni Eili.

Notice of pre-draft consultation on County Development Plan. Clare PPN to contact all colleges to organise submissions.

Winners announced of Wellbeing Vision Statement Draw as follows our thanks to Mary Howard Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council for selecting the winners.

Fishbowl Youth €500 Donation

Kay Murphy €100 voucher

Bonnie Boyle €100 voucher

Claire O’Meara €100 voucher

Louise Mitchell €100 voucher

Overview of Wellbeing Vision Survey presented and notice given of 8 x Municipal District Zoom Meetings taking place week of 19th – 24th October for further input and discussion.

College Discussion Break Outs on Wellbeing Vision were conducted – notes attached here: Clare PPN College Discussions Clare PPN Plenary

Members Agenda Items:

Proposed by Cornelia Wahli:

As part of our approach to the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis: Clare PPN seeks to work towards ‘An Organic Clare’ and to promote this idea in whatever forums, submissions or other opportunities we are engaged in. As part of this proposal Clare PPN should engage with Clare County Council about the lands under the guardianship of the Local Authority. This proposal was adopted.

Proposed by Cornelia Wahli:

Slim Your Bin Challenge – to Clare PPN itself, to Clare County Council and for promotion to the wider public. This proposal was discussed and Clare PPN staff agreed to take it on as an organisational approach when they return from remote working. The idea was not adopted formally as it however a commitment to come up with ways to promote and encourage this approach through Clare PPN was agreed on.

Proposed by Emma Karan

That Clare PPN undertake to contact councillors and the Local Authority to seek action on industrial waste at Aughnish on the Shannon Estuary. This was proposal was adopted. It was further proposed that Clare PPN should investigate the possibility of making a submission in respect of this to the Marine Spatial Plan process.

Proposed by Theresa O’Donohoe

Clare PPN, and Clare County Council previously adopted positions indicating their opposition to any plans for shale gas extraction commonly known as ‘fracking’ on the Island of Ireland. Clare PPN as part of its policy work on the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis also previously adopted a motion of opposition to the proposed Shannon LNG Terminal. An agreement not to proceed with Shannon LNG formed part of the current programme for national government.  Theresa noted that Clare PPN should extend its position to include our opposition to the importation of fracked gas from any other jurisdiction or country. This proposal was adopted.

Proposed by Mary O’Donoghue via Sarah Clancy

That Clare PPN should reaffirm its solidarity with the Traveller Community in Clare and nationally and our commitment to work against discrimination in our community and local services. That we should extend our sympathies once more to the families and friends of those whose lives were tragically lost in the Carrickmines fire five years ago.  This proposal was adopted.

Meeting Closed.

 

Calling all members – PPN Plenary Meeting October 12th 2020 7PM

Calling all members – PPN Plenary Meeting October 12th 2020 7PM

Notice of Plenary Meeting: October 12th 2020 at 7PM (Online)

Clare Public Participation Network invites all member groups to attend its first online Plenary Meeting which will take place on Monday 12th October at 7pm.

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 from the preceding three months and present their work plan for discussion and input from member groups for the forthcoming three months.

Online Meeting: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions this Plenary Meeting will be held online via zoom.  Any member or person who would like to receive training in how to use Zoom should email newsletter@clareppn.ie and William Hederman will arrange a session with you to help familiarise you with how to participate using this tool. You will need a smart phone or computer and an internet connection to use zoom. If possible each member group should nominate someone who has these facilities to represent them at this Plenary Meeting.  If any group is unable to attend online please feel free to send us submissions or items for our agenda via email to admin@clareppn.ie or by calling us on 087 1617375.

Call for Agenda Items:

All current member groups can propose agenda items for this meeting on or before October 5th 2020 . Please send these using the subject line ”Agenda Item Plenary Meeting” to admin@clareppn.ie

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.

For part of this meeting Members will be split up into three groups – representing the three colleges of Clare PPN – Environmental, Social Inclusion and Community & Voluntary and asked to identify their priorities for Clare PPN to address until the end of 2020.

At the beginning of each plenary meeting we will present an introduction to the PPN for new member groups and a question and answer session will be held.

Please reserve your place at this meeting by emailing your name and member group name to admin@clareppn.ie on or before October 11th 2020. 

 

 

 

 

 

Help us imagine a better Clare for future generations

Help us imagine a better Clare for future generations

Help us imagine a better Clare for future generations

Fill out our short ‘Vision for Community Wellbeing’ survey about what your area needs – and you could win a prize for you or your organisation

How can we make Co Clare the best it can be for this and future generations? We want to hear what your vision is for a community in which all people can thrive. Complete our short survey for a chance to be one of four winners of a €100 voucher or a €500 for an organisation.  

Here at Clare PPN we are excited to be undertaking a really important project – we want to hear the views of people and groups from across the county to produce a Vision for Community Wellbeing. This will be a kind of proclamation for Co Clare, setting out our shared vision for the kind of community we want to live in, a document that will guide us when we engage with the local and national policies and plans that affect all our lives. 

You can play a key role in creating this vision by taking some time to think about what you value most about your area and community already, and about what your area and community needs to make it the best it can be for the many generations to come. When you’ve given it some thought we would like to invite you to take a few minutes to fill out our survey

The survey is anonymous and confidential, although we will publish the findings and use them to inform Clare PPN’s work. However, to help encourage people to take the survey we are offering great prizes and if you would like to be in the draw for these prizes we need your email address. 

Prizes: one person in each of Clare’s four Municipal Districts will win a €100 voucher for a local outlet of their choice. And one person will win our bumper prize of €500 for an organisation of their choice. You can nominate any PPN member organisation in the final question of the survey.

No one will be identifiable from any report or publication arising from the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Clare_Wellbeing

Start survey

 

 

What is community wellbeing? 

We often think about wellbeing in terms of good physical and mental health, but it can also describe the wider conditions we need as individuals and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. Some of these are things we can easily measure, such as the number of pre-school places, or how quickly an ambulance can get to a sick person. Others are less easily measured, such as our pride of place, our heritage and the way in which we all look after each other. All aspects of community wellbeing are interconnected and that’s why our survey includes questions on a variety of topics. For example, if our natural environment is poor, it can affect our mental and physical health as well as our economy. 

Why is the Vision for Community Wellbeing important?

The Vision for Community Wellbeing will set out the hopes and aspirations of people in Clare and of the members of Clare PPN. It will be a written statement that we can use to base our suggestions and submissions on when we engage with local and national bodies. It can help us as the PPN to take a longer term view of how Clare might develop into the future.  The PPN and all our voluntary representatives will use this Community Wellbeing Vision as their mandate and work towards having it recognised and supported by all the bodies we engage with. 

By considering all aspects of society, people, the environment, economy and democracy together, wellbeing can help us to identify and prioritise positive actions that can be taken by local and national governments, as well as by communities. Communities themselves need to participate actively in setting out their shared view of what their community would be like if it were the best that it could be. 

How will this process work? 

We are inviting you, the people and community organisations who live in Clare, to shape this Vision for Community Wellbeing, under headings such as health, social and community development, the environment and public participation. See diagram below. 

We had planned to hold public consultation workshops in each of Clare’s four Municipal Districts. However, this has not been possible, due to the Covid-19 and the restrictions it has imposed on us and so instead we are beginning the process with an online survey. After the survey is completed we will organise online meetings to discuss the results for each Municipal District and gather any further ideas from those. The results of the survey and meetings will help to create a Vision for Community Wellbeing statement for each Municipal District and one for the county as a whole. 

You can help to shape the future of life in Clare by filling out our short survey about your or your organisation’s hopes and aspirations for your community:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Clare_Wellbeing

Start survey

 

 

The survey will close on Tuesday, October 6th. We look forward to hearing from you!