What is the
organisational structure of the PPN?
The PPN is made up of a broad range of member organisations including Tidy Towns groups, Residents Associations, Sports Clubs, Community Councils, Youth Clubs, Environmental Groups and many more types of social inclusion, community & voluntary groups. The PPN is the network formed by all of these groups. Membership to the PPN ensures that organisations receive important information from Laois County Council and other public bodies. The PPN facilitates the sharing of information on funding opportunities, public consultations and policy development in Laois County and it also acts as a focal point for groups with similar interests to connect with one another and share information and expertise.
What is the aim of Laois PPN?
To facilitate and enable the public and
To facilitate the local authority in making better and more timely decisions through a structure that ensures public participation and representation on decision-making committees and bodies within local government.
Why should your group join?
How can your group benefit?
- Get information on funding, grants
andinitiatives which are of interest to your group/ organisationand community
- Be part of a new way for the local authority to consult with the general public on its plans/strategies and services,
including:Local Areas plans, County Development Plans etc.
- Elect representatives to local authority policy-making committees and influence what happens at these committees
- Networking: share information and ideas, learn from other
groups /in your area or sector organisations
- Use the PPN’s interactive web platform to link directly with other like-minded groups and
organisationsacross the County
- Register with a Special Interest Group and focus on areas that interest your group
Local News Feed
FUNDING & RESOURCES WORKSHOP
Laois Public Participation Network are holding a Funding & Resources Workshop for all Community Groups in Laois, on Monday 25th March from 5.00pm – 9.00pm in The Midlands Park, Portlaoise.
This will be an exhibition style event with different organisations, companies etc, providing relevant information to community groups about grants, supports, resources, training, insurance etc.
For further information please call Suzanne O’Connor, Laois PPN on 057 8665661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL COMMUNITY/ VOLUNTARY GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, RESIDENTS COMMITTEES ETC IN MOUNTRATH
DO YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR TOWN / AREA?
LAOIS PPN WILL HOST A PUBLIC MEETING WHERE YOU ARE INVITED TO VOICE YOUR VIEWS AND CONCERNS IN RELATION TO YOUR AREA. THIS WILL FEED INTO A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT THAT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE MOUNTRATH TOWN TEAM.
WE WILL ALSO HOST AN ELECTION TO ELECT ONE PERSON TO SIT ON THE BOARD OF THE MOUNTRATH TOWN TEAM. (IN ORDER TO TAKE PART IN THE ELECTION YOUR GROUP MUST BE REGISTERED WITH LAOIS PPN.)
THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 at 7:00pm in Mountrath Community School