The Public Participation Network is the new way for the public to engage with the Meath County Council. Meath PPN currently has over 500 member groups from the Community & Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment sectors across the county.
The PPN is designed to give communities a say in how Local Government works. It gives your group the opportunity to play a part in decision making by the Council. It is a chance for your group to be better informed about the activities and services of the Council and to network with other groups in your local area, or from your sector.
- Is the main way that the Council will consult with the public on plans, strategies, policies and services.
- Is a platform for groups and organisations to develop positions on common interest and advocate for these with the Council.
- Facilitates the representation and participation of the public on Council Committees, such as Strategic Policy Committees (SPC), Joint Policing Committee (JPC) and the Local Community and Development Committee (LCDC).
- Provides networking opportunities and is a hub around which information is shared.
Why should your group join the PPN?
- Be part of the way that the Council consult with the public on its strategies and plans.
- Elect representatives to local authority policy making committees and influence what happens at these committees.
- Networking – share information and ideas and learn from other groups in your area or sector.
- Get information on initiatives, consultations, grants and other funding which are of interest to your group and your community.
- Create a sense of solidarity and collective action across Meath