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We are recruiting for a PPN Support Worker, to work side by side with Ruth and the full job specification and application form is on Activelink here.  The closing date for the applications is Monday 10 July, and interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 July.

This week the Planning and Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee (SPC), and the Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC took place and you can watch these meetings back from the archive here.  The next Planning Linkage Group will take place online on 20 July, and you can read Robert Moss’s update from An Taisce here.  (Robert is one of the Climate SPC reps).

Calling all Environmental Groups:  we will be holding “three environmental days” on 15 September, 28 October and 27 November, for groups from our Environmental Pillar.  In the mornings there will be a sustainable gardening/living or wreath making workshop with Aoife Munn, and after a light, nutritious lunch, Stephen Rourke will spend some time with the groups, to discuss how we can make the PPN Environmental Pillar more engaging and meaningful.  Further details here.

The Department of Rural and Community Development have developed their National Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2023 – 2027 and you can read the strategy here.

Dublin City Active Travel Network invite you to read about the East Coast Trail North Phase 1 (Alfie Byrne Road/East Wall Road Section) which you can do here.  There are updates, an overview and information about the design and FAQs and downloadable documents.

CoRá invite you to an event on 03 July, from 10.00am – 11.00am online, called, “The Future of Social Innovation” and you can find out more about the event and register for your zoom link here.

City of Dublin ETB is excited to help bring scholarships for six GOOGLE professional certificates to Ireland.  There is more detail about the scholarships (application process and criteria) here.

Families for reform of CAMHS ask you to sign their online petition, which calls for an urgent reform of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  You can find out more about the ask, and the petition here.

Crosscare ask you to please share this important information with anyone who may be experiencing food poverty.  Crosscare can support those most in need.  Phone 01 891 3022 or email for more information.  One of their team will meet a person in need, help with food and plan for a better future for an individual or family.

Dublin City Volunteer Centre offer you tips on how to develop a good volunteer role description, which will help you plan, engage and retain the volunteers with the skills and qualities you need, to help meet the needs, of your organisation.  You can find out more about volunteer role descriptions, and why we need them, here.

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) invite you to the launch of their Budget Choices policy briefing, on 03 July, at 11.00am, and you can sign up to this launch here.

TU Dublin invites you to complete a short survey about “Festivals and Digital Experience:  FADE” and to share it with other people in your groups and organisations.  More information here.

PPN Secretariat member Ernest Beggs, would like to share the following update:

The Friends of The Elderly Summer Solstice/Midsummers Event was a tremendous success. The Community Music Collective (CMC) film commissioned by PPN was shown to great applause. Filmmaker Paul Woodward gave a short speech about how vibrant Friends of the Elderly are, which was reflected in the movie. He also relayed the importance of these films for Community Groups in getting their message out to the wider community. Google collaborated with the event. The PPN was represented by Ernie Beggs, Secretariat, Environmental Pillar, who also spoke about these movies being a wonderful initiative. Deputy Lord Mayor Darcy Lonergan joined in the fun.

On Midsummers Day in Ballymun United FC Sports Complex, The Finglas Maypole Festival in collaboration with Community Music Collective (CMC), hosted a Charity Soccer Match for Debra Ireland. In a very competitive and highly skilled game, The Finglas Maypole Legends just edged out Valeview by 2 goals to 1Afterwards,in the Clubhouse referee and Author, Paddy Osborne read from his novel “Baxter’s Boys”. Paddy shared the great news that his book has recently been optioned for film rights. The Goatees provided the musical entertainment. Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy attended as did Sinn Fein TD Dessie Ellis. A very special thank you to Gary and Liz Scanlon for attending, but most of all we wish to extend our gratitude to their beautiful daughter Claudia for taking the time to come to the event. To donate to Debra Ireland, there is a link on their page”.

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