Elections are live
The elections for the two vacant seats on the LCDC are live. The primary contacts of relevant organisations were sent email ballots on Wednesday morning at 7.00am and the elections will be open until 11.45pm on Wednesday 17 November. Information about the nominees is here
Plenary – please register here
Our second plenary of the year will take place on Thursday 25 November from 7.00pm – 9.00pm and we would love as many members to come as possible. Sadly, Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland is unavailable to come to the event, but she will send a Deputy to make some opening remarks. Ellenora Lynch will present a draft plan of our first ever 5 year strategic plan, and we will watch one of Paul Woodward’s PPN films. There will be time for networking in groups. Connect the Dots are helping us with the event, so please make sure to register above.
Five Year Strategic Plan – questionnaire and consultation session
We would be very grateful if you could complete this questionnaire about our 5 Year Strategic Plan, and you can do so here.
If you would like to come to the open consultation workshop on Wednesday 17 November between 7.00pm – 8.30pm please email Ruth for the zoom link.
Planning and Urban Form Linkage Group & Robbie’s update
Robbie Sinnott, your Planning and Urban Form representative, would like to share the following update about Voice of Vision Impairment:
Voice of Vision Impairment is Ireland’s national representative organisation for blind and partially sighted people. VVI is always
welcoming new members and representatives. As a representative
organisation under the Convention on the Rights of People with
Disabilities, VVI is the best way to make sure your voice counts in
achieving rights of accessibility to information, services, and your
local environment. To join, if you are visually impaired or a parent
of a visually impaired person, simply write to with your
name and local authority area.
For more information, see
The Planning and Urban Form Linkage Group will meet again on 08 December, for a follow up session on “how to make a good submission”. This is in reference to the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028 and will be delivered by Andrew Montague, who delivered the first session back in September. Further details here.
Environment motion from Steven Doody
Steven Doody, of the Secretariat, sent out a motion to all Environmental Pillar groups on Wednesday. The motion is about the use of Glyphosate and Biocides, and it’s Steven’s hope that, once agreed with the Environmental Pillar, we will send this motion out to all the PPNs across the country. If you would like a copy of the motion, please email Steven, or your Environmental Reps: Trevor and Robert.
Thematic Groups – DTG and MTG
The next Disability Thematic Group meeting will take place on Monday 13 December. The group will be joined by Antonia Martin, from Dublin City Council, who will update everyone on the new Walking and Cycling Action Plan. The group is open to all, and for those who can’t attend, we will be updating our website with the minutes from these group meetings, after the next website upgrade.
The first meeting of the Migrant Thematic Group met on Thursday evening as part of Dublin City Council’s Inclusion and Integration week. This is a completely new group, and we are very grateful to all those who volunteered their time and took part.
As a follow up to #DublinCityInclusion21 you might be interested in Age Friendly’s seminar at 2.00pm on Friday 12 November, followed by the launch of the film “Dreams Interrupted”. You can follow this event here.
If your organisation would like to make a submission about the following issues, please follow the links below:
The second round of public consultation on DART and South West, is now open and will continue until 17 December 2021. Further details here.
The draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022 – 2027, is the government’s plan to address water quality issues. The meeting will discuss the plan, and how you can influence it to improve local waters. Registration for a zoom on 23 November from 7.00pm is here and further details can be found here.
Information from the wider PPN
Development Perspectives would be very grateful if you could complete this survey, about the accessibility, quality and effectiveness of Development Education in Ireland, and you can go to the survey here.
Franzi, from Dublin City Volunteer Centre would like to share the following update:
Are you ready to move on from COVID lockdowns? Would you like to connect with people in your community again? Do you enjoy motivating people to take positive action? As part of their new “The Experience Bank” project, Dublin City Volunteer Centre (DCVC) is looking for mature volunteer Community Ambassadors who are interested in supporting people in their local community to embark on their personal volunteering journey. Find out more here.
Dublin City Volunteer Centre are also offering places on their Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement Training. This is a new, 2 module, FREE online course, designed to meet the needs of volunteer managers in a changing world. This short course is excellent for those who are new to the topic of volunteer management and leadership, or who wish to improve their skillset.
You can register now for one of the three dates options by clicking on the blue highlighted:
- Workshops on November 16th & November 23rd
- Workshops on November 30th & December 2nd
- Workshops on February 1st & February 3rd
You can also access a full list of the courses, supports and services offered by An Cosán here for other training interests.
Strength in using a common structure.