Kildare Public Participation Network
Your PPN, Your Voice
Kildare Public Participation Network
Kildare Public Participation Network is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the, Social Inclusion, Environmental and Community and Voluntary groups within County Kildare.
Kildare PPN was established to allow communities within County Kildare to have greater involvement with the Local Authority and to give the community a greater voice and influence on issues and policies of interest to them.
Public Participation Networks (PPN’s) were set up following the enactment of the Local Government Act 2014 to act as an inclusive and independent structure that facilitates public consultation and public participation in policy and decision making.
The PPN provides the structure to facilitate the two way flow of information between the Local Authority and the Community and Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental groups in County Kildare. The PPN facilities this through electing PPN representatives to sit on various committees within Kildare Council to have their impact.
Benefits of Membership
Elect representatives to decision making committees on behalf of the PPN
The opportunity to influence local government policy
Access to relevant information of benefit to your group i.e. funding, grants, training opportunities
Network with and learn from other PPN groups in your MD or in your sector
The opportunity to feed into consultations at local authority and national level
The Kildare Public Participation Network in support of the Kildare Integration Strategy 2020/2026 undertook to develop a hub of information for ease of access for communities and individuals living in Kildare.
It is hoped that this hub will make it easier for people to access information, in multi-languages about Kildare and some of the services available. We hope that in time it will become a one-stop location for all services as the hub develops and evolves.
If you would like to list your service, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Kildare PPN
Membership to Kildare Public Participation Network is free of charge. As a member, you will be part of a community strong collective voice to influence policy and plans that will directly impact County Kildare.
You will be better informed about plans and decisions for your area. You will be informed about funding opportunities. As a member you will have access to free training , consultations and networking opportunities. All members and organisations can share information, experiences and supports to strengthen there voices and make Kildare a better place for everyone.
Kildare PPN Members
All members of Kildare Public Participation Network are listed under this section.
Members must select from one of three Pillars, which best represents their organisation along with the Municipal District they are from. The three pillars of Kildare Public Participation Network are:
- Community & Voluntary
- Social Inclusion
Meet the Kildare PPN Secretariat
Kildare Public Participation Network has a Secretariat made up of eleven members, representing the Pillars and Municipal Districts in Kildare. They are the main decision-making body between Plenary meetings.
Meetings & Events
Events in October 2022
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7:00 pm: Secretariat Flat Structure Training
7:00 pm: Community Leadership - New Landscape, New Perspectives’
The workshop is designed to engage participants in a process of discussion, self-reflection and self – awareness in their role as community leaders. Whilst at the same time, building capacity to lead their organisation/group successfully forward by being pro-active as opposed to reactive.
7:00 pm: ‘Let’s Unpack’ - Conflict Management
Conflict can sometimes be inevitable where a group of people are trying to achieve something on a committee or as part of a community organisation. The important thing is how that conflict is dealt with.
The focus of this conflict management workshop centres around:
7:00 pm: Secretariat Meeting
7:00 pm: Writing Effective Submissions
This session will provide a brief introduction to social analysis, give you tips on how to make an effective submission, sourcing relevant data sources to support your submission and learn how to network and work collaboratively on issues.
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10:00 am: Sustainable Gardening for Community Groups