Fingal PPN Activity Report April 2018

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Click here to download the April 2018 activity report: 2018_April_Activity_Report

Message from the Secretariat

It has been a very busy six months for the PPN since our last activity report in November 2017. We are proud to be
launching our Fingal PPN Strategic Plan 2018 to 2021, PPN Community Issues Paper and our Fingal Wellbeing Statement.
These pieces of work will support us in strengthening our purpose and mandate, while adding value to the work that we do.
We would like to thank the PPN Strategic Plan Steering Committee who led the development of this work.

Secretariat

It is a time of change for the Secretariat. We welcomed two new members to the Secretariat in November 2017, Ema Idowu
and Michael Walsh, bringing to 5 the number of new Secretariat members in 2017. We enter April 2018 with 6 vacancies
arising in the Secretariat due to a mix of retirements and terms coming to an end. We would like to thank Ann Lynch, John
McGrath, Maria Tormey, Pat Murphy, Peadar Kelly and Tony Brennan for their service, all of whom have made an enormous
contribution to the PPN since being elected as members of the first Fingal PPN Secretariat back in 2015. It is apt that we
enter our next phase of development with a fully renewed Secretariat to take the reins on our next set of challenges.

LCDC

Significantly, we are also renewing our PPN Representation on the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).
Adaku Ezeudo, Alice Davis, Jeff Murphy, Máire O’Brien and Tony Brennan have served the PPN well since their election onto
the LCDC in 2015. In 2017 alone, they oversaw many programmes and initiatives that benefit communities directly on the
ground, including the Community Facilities Scheme and RAPID scheme worth in in excess of €125,000, the tender process
of the multi-million euro Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme, the Healthy Ireland Fund worth in excess
of €130,000 and LEADER funding worth over €200,000. As the LCDC enters the mid-point of their Local Economic and
Community Plan, we are happy to be renewing our representation on this committee.

Membership

Membership of the PPN continues to grow steadily and now stands at 582 organisations, evenly distributed across Fingal.
Engagement levels between the PPN and our members remains good and this is something we will continue to work on,
in particular through our Linkage Groups which we look forward to re-launching with a broader focus and more community
ownership.
Finally, we would like to thank our membership for their continued commitment to the PPN. Whether it is participating in
training sessions, filling out surveys, attending Linkage Group meetings, providing content for our Newsletter, coming along
to our Plenary meeting or just spreading the word.

Click here to download the April 2018 activity report: 2018_April_Activity_Report

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