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Nominations for two seats on the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are open until Friday 05 November.  One seat is for a person from an organisation in the Voluntary and Community Pillar, and one from the Environmental Pillar.  The LCDC is a 19-person committee, and the PPN has 5 seats on it.  Ideally, the nominees will also be interested in setting up an LCDC linkage group, and working on a template to report back from the committee, to the wider PPN.  Further details on the roles and responsibilities, and nominations process available.

Please save the date for the next Plenary on Thursday 25 November.

For all Dublin City PPN Events, please check the Events Section of our website here.  We are looking forward to the Evaluation of Impact training with Philip Isard, from Quality Matters on 03 November, from 6.00pm – 9.00pm  We are also particularly excited about the next session from former Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague on writing good submissions to the council.  He will give part two of this training to the Planning and Urban form linkage group on 08 December.

These training sessions are FREE, have been designed for Dublin City PPN members, and are a great way to meet others from our network.

The PPN will hold it’s Kick-off Event to start its Migrant Thematic Group on Thursday 11 November.  This group is open to any organisations and groups, who work with migrant issues, and intercultural and ethnically diverse themes.  This meeting will be part of Dublin City Council’s Integration and Inclusion Week.  If you would like to come to this meeting, please email Beatriz on

Ruth was on the Northside Today programme on Wednesday, updating John Healy about all the progress the PPN has made since January, and you can listen back to the interview here.  If you would like to showcase your work and activities or highlight a particular campaign, or fundraiser, please email Ruth on and she can arrange a slot with NearFM.

The four Dublin local authorities (DCC, DLRD, Fingal & SDCC) have prepared a draft Air Quality Plan to improve levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), in ambient air in Dublin.  The draft Air Quality Plan is now open for public consultation and the final version of the Air Quality Plan must be completed and submitted to the European Union by the end of 2021.  You can download the plan and make a submission here.

News from the wider PPN

The Wheel have a training session called Why We Need to Care About Inclusive Communications with Adaku Ezeudo on 03 November at 11.00am

The National Council for the Blind would like to share information about its Local Advocacy Networks (LAN).  Join regional groups of people who are blind or vision impaired who come together to identify and remove barriers to access for people who are blind or vision impaired in their local communities.  You can find out more about the LANs with this link:  Become an advocate – NCBI

You can access a full list of the courses, supports and services offered by An Cosán here.

The Independent Living Movement Working Group on Deinstitutionalisation: Discussion space to inform ILMI representation on key spaces, inc HSE advisory group in relation to under 65s in Nursing Homes:  ILMI is calling disabled people to join a working group – email for details of this event on 28 October at 2.00pm

If you would like to involve volunteers in your organisation, Dublin City Volunteer Centre have a range of supports and resources to help you get started.  From planning and recruiting volunteers to checking references and interviewing, so that you get the right volunteer for the role, DCVC can help you.

Please follow Dublin City PPN on Facebook and Twitter if you can, or browse our website.  Please contact Ruth on info at Dublincityppn dot ie or Beatriz on support at Dublincityppn dot ie if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

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