Linkage Groups are subgroups of the PPN – each group has its own theme. PPN members can get involved in any of our Linkage Groups. Each Linkage Group works with their elected PPN Representatives to highlight community issues and influence relevant policy. Issues discussed at Linkage Group meetings are fed back to the relevant committee (listed above) through their PPN Representatives and other policy making arenas.
The development of our Linkage Groups is going well. They are a very effective way to influence policy, highlight community issues and find out what is going on in the relevant areas. A round of Linkage Groups takes place over each quarter of the year. Over the course of the 3rd round of linkage groups for 2017, we averaged an attendance of 11 individuals at each one. It is important to note that these individuals often represent multiple groups.
A wide range of issues were raised at our Linkage Groups recently with many of them being discussed at Strategic Policy Committee level within Fingal County Council.