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Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) are local authority committees in city and county councils whose membership includes elected councillors, representatives of business, farming interests, environmental/conservation groups, trade unions and the community. The PPN is responsible for the election of Community Reps onto SPCs.

To find out more about the scheme, you can read the STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE SCHEME 2019-2024 on the Cork County Council’s website.

It is the task of the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs), as committees of the council, to advise and assist the council in the formulation, development and review of policy. They have no remit in relation to routine operational matters regarding the delivery of services. The SPC system is intended to give councillors and relevant sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy making process from the early stages.

There are eight Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) in Cork County Council.