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Active citizenship means citizens taking opportunities to become actively involved in defining and tackling the problems of their communities and improving their quality of life.

Active citizenship allows for:

  • Participation in the community
  • Empowering people to influence the decisions which affect their lives
  • Knowledge and understanding of the political,social, and economic context of their participation so that they can make informed decisions
  • Able to challenge existing structures

The PPN is an opportunity and provides:

  • A formal structure for active citizenship & participation
  • Provides a nominating structure for community & voluntary interests
  • Provides a link for the Local Authority to connect with Community groups promoting consultation
  • To facilitate and articulate a diverse range of views and interests