Following the PPN Plenary Meeting on 8th May 2019, a Steering Committee was established to conduct a consultation process on the PPN Constitution and report back to the Plenary with suggested amendments.
Following an 8 week consultation period, including 2 Open Meetings, 9 submissions were received and 200 amendments were considered.
The Steering Committee
The Steering Committee that conducted this work was made up of 13 PPN members nominated from Linkage Groups, the Plenary, PPN Representatives and the Secretariat. Those members were the following:
|Tom O’Brien||St. George’s Youth|
|Gill Blackburn||Naul Community Council|
|Brian Arnold||Lusk Community Council|
|Claire Ann Ferry||Meakstown Community Council|
|Denise McDermott||Fingal Counselling Service|
|John Melvin||Malahide Tennis Club|
|Maria Tormey||Blakestown Drive Community Group|
|Angela Rogers||KRC Residents Association|
|Ray Smyth||Briarswood Huntstown Lawn and Woodlands Residents Association|
|Doreen Keaney||Rathbeale Residents Association|
|Nuala Kane||Little Learners Childcare Facility|
|Kathleen McCann||Donabate Portrane Community Council|
The Steering Committee were also supported by Michael Quirke of Carmichael Ireland, where requested.
The Amendments Proposed
Following the work of the PPN Constitution Steering Committee, the following amended constitution is proposed to be adopted at the Fingal PPN Plenary on 6th November 2019.
The amendments proposed are predominantly corrections to grammar, formatting and layout. A reduction of duplication. Members will notice a change in membership criteria, more guidance on gathering signatures, a new complaints policy and generally more clarity on the provisions within the constitution.
The document highlights the amendments in green text.