What is the PPN?
The Public Participation Network provides a new way for the public to engage with the Limerick City & County Council. It is made up of organisations from the community and voluntary, social inclusion and environment sectors. There are currently 400 members in Limerick PPN.
The PPN ensures that Limerick communities have a say in how local government works. By becoming a member of the PPN, your group / organisation can play a part in making decisions that affect your community. You will also be better informed about Limerick City & County Council’s services, activities and funding.
Role of the PPN
The role of Limerick PPN is to:
- provide a mechanism for the Council to consult with the public on new plans/strategies, policies, services and other community supports
- act as a platform for groups/organisations to develop policies and positions on issues of common interest and to advocate for these with the Council
- facilitate the representation and participation of the public on Council committees (ie: Strategic Policy Committees, Local Community Development Committee, and Joint Policing Committee)
- strengthen the capacity of groups /organisations to contribute positively to their local community and the wider City/County
- provide networking opportunities and act as a hub around which information and ideas is shared
Benefits of the PPN
- 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, City & County Development Plans
- elect representatives to local authority policy-making committees and influence what happens at these committees
- networking: share information and ideas, learn from other groups / organisations in your area or sector
- get information on funding, grants and initiatives which are of interest to your group/organisation and community
- use the PPN’s interactive web platform to link directly with other like-minded groups and organisations across the City & County
- avail of free & low cost support and training
- create a sense of solidarity and collective action across the City & County