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Public Participation Networks Annual Report 2019

2019 has been another remarkable year in the development of PPNs nationally. The continued growth in the number of groups affiliated to the PPN is a testament to the great work being done on the ground nationally. At the end of 2019, PPN membership nationally stood at 15,599, an increase of some 1,600 over the 2018 figure and this increase in membership has continued into 2020.

In this, the 2019 Annual Report, you will see first-hand the impact of the work of PPNs throughout the country. PPN representatives have contributed to local government policy and decision-making across a wide range of matters such as byelaws on open spaces (parks, beaches), transport routes, and restructuring the LEADER programme. PPNs have also been used as a vehicle for a range of consultations and collaborations with local authorities nationwide, including on the Healthy Counties initiative, Digital Strategy Consultation Workshops, and the development of Biodiversity Plans. Much of this work was enabled by the engagement of a Support Worker in 2019 by each PPN, funded by the Department, to assist the Resource Worker in their day-to-day activities.

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Taking a seat at policy-making level

Cork County Council Welcomes Local Representatives to Policy Committees Demonstrating that democracy is rooted at local level, Cork County Council welcomes Local Representatives to Policy Committees from community groups who …

Re-Registration

The Cork County PPN are calling on all existing PPN groups to re-register with us. This is to ensure all our groups are still active and wish to be engaged …

Training Information

The Cork County PPN are delighted to announce three free training sessions for all PPN groups between October and December 2021. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills …

Call for Nominations

We are thrilled to announce the Call for Nominations is now open and will run until Friday 5th November. Cork County PPN is calling for nominations to fill the 37 …

West Cork Islands Community Council

Sherkin, Heir, Long, Cape Clear, Whiddy, Bere, and Dursey Islands Website: westcorkislands.comFacebook: @westcorkislands The West Cork Islands Community Council (WCICC) is made up of the seven inhabited islands of West Cork, …

Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley - PPN Resource Worker and Support Worker

Cork County PPN welcomes their new staff

Cork County PPN are delighted to announce the appointment of two new PPN Staff, Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley. They began their roles on Monday 31st May 2021 and have …