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Arts Culture Heritage Community & Sport

Name of Representatives

Lorcan Blake – Community & Voluntary

Arun Gilles Rao – Community & Voluntary


Next Linkage Group Meeting

The next Arts Culture Heritage and Community Linkage Group meeting is scheduled for

Date: 5th September 2017

Time: 7pm

Location: Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords

These meetings are open to members of the PPN, for further information contact

Dates of previous Linkage Group Meetings

  • 13th June 2017
  • 14th March 2017
  • 6th December 2016
  • 13th September 2016

Role of our FPPN Representatives

  • Represent FPPN and be accountable to the FPPN membership
  • Do not represent their own organisation
  • Represent the views and take direction from members of the Arts Culture Heritage and Community linkage group
  • Attend and participate at all Arts Culture Heritage and Community Strategic Policy Committee meetings.
  • Bring issues to the Linkage Group, FPPN Plenary
  • Report back to FPPN Plenary on issues being raised
  • Report to the Secretariat and Resource Worker

Issues raised at Linkage Groups Meetings

  • Requirement for greater interlinking of FCC services provided
  • FCC effective communications strategy
  • Facilitation to best understand existing policy
  • Annual Budget for all policy areas in the SPC was requested by the member organisations present in order to better assess and evaluate expenditure against purpose, service and value
  • Expend resources fairly and evenly across Fingal and to measure expenditure against effect and value for money going forward.
  • Community sports facilities, such as the Bremore All Weather facility, where facilities are shared, on a commercial basis, be the sports facility model for the future.
  • Financially support new Sports groups for 3 to 5 years Better recognition of water sports, park runs and walking groups in the Sports Strategy
  • Increase effort to encourage children to take part in a variety of sports – sport ‘swaps’
  • organisation, promotion, communication and leadership of heritage trails and the inter-linkages between trails was considered to be a priority
  • Artist-in-residence Programme (ARP), under the Youth & Education Programme for art – schools need a follow up strategy when the programme finishes
  • Emphasis on Arts for Older People – musicians, artists etc. – to form part of the Age Friendly Strategy.
  • Libraries are resourced equally as is appropriate to the population of the catchment area.
  • Policies/Plans should be reviewed annually – with input/feedback from the Community.

Purpose of Committee

Arts Culture Heritage Community SPC is a committee of Fingal County Council

  • It is tasked to advise and to assist the Council to develop policy
  • Final policy decisions will rest ultimately with the full Council
  • System is intended to give Councillors and relevant sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy-making process from the early stages

Issues considered by the SPC

  • Development of the Arts, Culture, Heritage & Community Development SPC Work Plan
  • Establishment of Swords Create Alliance – group of artists and art groups that are feeding into the Swords Civic Centre
  • Establishment of Coiste Irish Language Committee
  • Promotion of all Community Services – Library, Sports, Arts, Community, Heritage

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