• Cllr Brian Dennehy

RUSH LIAISON COMMITTEE

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

MEETING OF BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE

(SERVICES B – STRATEGIC AND GENERAL MATTERS)

11th October 2018

ITEM NO. 65


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Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy

“That the Chief Executive reinstate the previously existing Rush Liaison

Committee in order to enhance / encourage and guide the existing strong

community spirit in Rush and create a focal point / conduit for the various clubs

and organisations in the town of Rush.”

Report:

A review of Local Government structures is underway at national level as part of

a commitment given in Partnership Government. This process has already

produced a report on the Municipal Districts structures outside of the Dublin

region and a report on structures within the Dublin region is expected.

The Department Housing, Planning and Local Government have confirmed that

this review is still ongoing.

The setting up of a Community Information and Liaison Committee in each

electoral area will be considered in the context of the foregoing review once the

report on same has been published.

It should be noted that the Public Participation Network was established to

provide a platform for community, voluntary and environment groups to have a

voice in local decision and policy making at local authority level. The PPN

provides a nominating structure to elect community representatives onto

decision making committees.

There are currently 728 groups registered on the Fingal PPN comprising 572

community groups, 19 environment groups and 137 social inclusion groups.

Agenda Item 65

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Sharing of information regarding local initiatives is facilitated via the monthly

FPPN newsletter.

The Council’s website, www.fingal.ie, as well as the various corporate and

departmental social media accounts, are also used to disseminate information

to citizens as is the bi-monthly newsletter, Fingal News. The Council also

regularly issues press release on a wide range of Council activities to local and

national media.

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