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Here are our latest advertisements, events, plenary meetings, training courses and notices of upcoming members events.

For further information on any of the events listed below please contact our Development Officer, Siobhán Cronogue on 087 261 5583 or e-mail ppn@longfordcoco.ie

Vision for Community Wellbeing in County Longford

“County Longford has beautiful natural resources which are sustained, valued and protected. It is rich in history, values, culture and traditions and is inclusive of all people supporting community participation and volunteerism. It has adequate services, supports, facilities, infrastructure and a thriving diverse economy.”

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PPN Community Well-being Consultations

Ballymahon Municipal District

Venue: Ballymahon Library

Date and Time: 10th May 2018 @ 7pm

For the attention of all PPN members in the Ballymahon MD area i.e. Ardagh, Edgeworthstown, Lanesborough, Kenagh, Legan, Colehill, Taghshinny, Abbeyshrule, Newtowncashel etc.

As one of 4 PPN's we are delighted to have been chosen to roll out this National Community Initiative but we need your help in spreading the word and attending on the night to represent the interests of your town and village.

Longford Municipal District

Venue: Room 1, EDI Centre, 11A2 Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford

Date and Time: 15th May 2018 @ 7pm

Can all PPN members in Longford Town, Lisnamuck, Stonepark, Clondra, Tarmonbarry, Newtownforbes etc. please come along and have a say on your future and future generations well-being.

What is Community Wellbeing

Wellbeing is an increasingly common term that can describe wider conditions than good physical and mental health, which we need as individual and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. Some of these are things that we can easily measure, like the number of pre-school places, or the speed with which 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 wellbeing are connected to each other.

Under this programme the County Longford PPN and the other 30 PPNs in the country will look at community wellbeing under the same headings; social and community development; environment and sustainability; work, economy and resources; health; values, culture and meaning; and participation, democracy and good governance. By using these 6 headings across all the country, we can see whether we in County Longford have the same concerns and causes for celebration as others. This community wellbeing event is being run in conjunction with Social Justice Ireland, Irish Environmental Network and The Environmental Pillar. Dr. Harriet Emerson will be the main facilitator on the night.

Most of you will have heard of the National Planning Framework 2040 plan and some of you will have raised concerns about the lack of focus on rural counties like Longford. As a PPN we would like to capture all elements of a community’s wellbeing not just employment and infrastructure although these are both vital parts of building and maintaining a strong community.

Social & Community Development  

How can we be an inclusive community where we support each other and ensure no one is left out?  What are the important social services and facilities we need to live well from childhood to old age? 

Environment & Sustainability

How do we value our natural environment and man-made heritage? What can be done to conserve, protect and restore these? How can we interact with the environment in a sustainable way, and hand it on to the next generation in a better state?

Work, Economy & Resources

How can our communities thrive economically, with good jobs, and supports for enterprise, business and for people not in work?  What resources do we have and are they used effectively and sustainably without causing harm to social and environmental sustainability?

Health

How can all members of our community enjoy the best possible physical and mental health?  What about people with special needs, older people, and carers?

Values, Culture & Meaning

What is needed to ensure that everyone both feels, and actually is, included and valued, and that our different values and cultures are respected and nurtured? What are the important parts of our culture that we want to hand on to future generations? 

Participation, Democracy & Good Governance

What is necessary to ensure that our local government structures support the wellbeing of our community for this and future generations? What is necessary to ensure that we have a voice in the decisions that affect us and that all voices are being heard?

If you live in any of these areas but are working with groups in another MD please come along and have your voice heard.

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COMMUNITY WELL-BEING STATEMENT CONSULTATION, GRANARD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT - NOW CLOSED

County Longford PPN are delighted to be chosen to pilot a new National Initiative on Community wellbeing which we will be rolling out in the Granard Municipal District (MD) on the 12th March 2018 @ 7pm in Granard Library.

What do we need for the wellbeing of the community of the Granard Municipal District? This is the vital question and we need to hear from all PPN groups in the area. Developing a Wellbeing Vision means thinking about what we have and what we need to help the Granard MD to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours. All information gathered will be brought together and used to guide the work of the PPN and its representatives in influencing policy, and working towards achieving the community’s goals.

What is Community Wellbeing

Wellbeing is an increasingly common term that can describe wider conditions than good physical and mental health, which we need as individual and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. Some of these are things that we can easily measure, like the number of pre-school places, or the speed with which 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 wellbeing are connected to each other.

Under this programme the County Longford PPN and the other 30 PPNs in the country will look at community wellbeing under the same headings; social and community development; environment and sustainability; work, economy and resources; health; values, culture and meaning; and participation, democracy and good governance. By using these 6 headings across all the country, we can see whether we in County Longford have the same concerns and causes for celebration as others. This community wellbeing event is being run in conjunction with Social Justice Ireland, Irish Environmental Network and The Environmental Pillar. Dr. Harriet Emerson will be the main facilitator on the night.

Most of you will have heard of the National Planning Framework 2040 plan and some of you will have raised concerns about the lack of focus on rural counties like Longford. As a PPN we would like to capture all elements of a community’s wellbeing not just employment and infrastructure although these are both vital parts of building and maintaining a strong community.

Social & Community Development  

How can we be an inclusive community where we support each other and ensure no one is left out?  What are the important social services and facilities we need to live well from childhood to old age? 

 

Environment & Sustainability

How do we value our natural environment and man-made heritage? What can be done to conserve, protect and restore these? How can we interact with the environment in a sustainable way, and hand it on to the next generation in a better state?

 

Work, Economy & Resources

How can our communities thrive economically, with good jobs, and supports for enterprise, business and for people not in work?  What resources do we have and are they used effectively and sustainably without causing harm to social and environmental sustainability?

 

Health

How can all members of our community enjoy the best possible physical and mental health?  What about people with special needs, older people, and carers?

 

Values, Culture & Meaning

What is needed to ensure that everyone both feels, and actually is, included and valued, and that our different values and cultures are respected and nurtured? What are the important parts of our culture that we want to hand on to future generations?

 

Participation, Democracy & Good Governance

What is necessary to ensure that our local government structures support the wellbeing of our community for this and future generations? What is necessary to ensure that we have a voice in the decisions that affect us and that all voices are being heard?

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JOB OPPORTUNITY - PART-TIME ADMINISTRATOR

Background

In 2014, under the direction of the Dept. Environment, Community & Local Government, Public Participation Networks (PPNs) were set up to be the main link through which local authorities connect with community & voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups and organisations. The PPNs replaced the Community Fora. The aim of the PPN structures and processes is to facilitate and enable people and organisations to express a diverse range of views and interest within the local government system.

Requirements: County Longford PPN is looking for someone part-time with administration skills, who can support the PPN Resource Worker in implementing the actions of the PPN Workplan.

Time Frame: It is envisaged that the successful candidate will work approx. 20 hours a week for 6 months initially with the possibility of further work as the need arises. Due to the nature of the work involved a degree of flexibility will be required by both parties.

Requirements for the Expression of Interest: Through submission of a CV and covering letter please provide:

Evidence of knowledge & understanding of the public participation network

  • Evidence of administration experience

  • Evidence of experience in relation to the required duties as laid out in the Job Description which can be obtained by contacting the PPN office or visiting the PPN website www.longfordppn.ie

  • The names of two referees.

To apply please down load the job description below and send your CV to: ppn@longfordcoco.ie or post to Siobhán Cronogue, Co. Longford Public Participation Network, Community & Enterprise Centre, Business & technology Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford.

Closing date for application noon Friday March 2nd 2017

Part time administrator Job Description

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COUNTY LONGFORD PLENARY MEETING

22nd November 2017 @ 7.30pm

in Longford Library

More details to follow .......

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Longford Joint Policing Committee

Notice of Public Meeting

  on Thursday 2nd November, 2017 at 4.00 p.m.

in the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.

The theme of the meeting will be “Embracing our Diverse Communities ”.

Members of the public are invited to attend, air their views and ask questions of the Committee.

 

All questions should be submitted in writing to the Meetings Administrator, Longford Joint Policing Committee, Longford County Council, Aras an Chontae, Great Water St., Longford or by email to policing@longfordcoco.ie no later than Monday, 30th October, 2017.   The name, address and contact details of the person submitting the question should be included but will not be publicised.

The public are advised that in some circumstances, for legal reasons, it may not be possible to consider a matter if it:

  •  relates to a specific investigation,
  •  relates to an individual or,
  • involves information received by An Garda Síochána or the Local Authority in confidence.

Those who require alternative arrangements for the submission of questions may contact the following number: 043-3343433.

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