Call for nominations for vacant seats on Secretariat

Due to resignations during the year, there are TWO positions currently open on the PPN Secretariat. The Secretariat is the steering committee of the PPN. Its job is to consider the many issues facing the community sector in Co Monaghan and what the community’s stance should be, then to support the various community reps on the decision-making structures to get that stance heard when the decisions are being made. The Secretariat meets once a month, usually the 3rd Tuesday, from 8 to 10pm. Travel expenses are reimbursed for those who give their time to serve on this important body.

If you are interested in serving, we are currently recruiting for the following vacancies on the Secretariat:

Clones Ballybay MD rep.
– Monaghan MD rep.

To put yourself forward for either of these positions,
– You must be a member of a community group which is registered with the PPN
– Your group must be registered under the Municipal District in which you are standing
You can check if your group is registered, and which MD it’s listed under, here: https://ppnmonaghan.ie/meet-your-ppn/member-groups/

Nominations will be accepted up until Friday 13th November, and appointments will be ratified at next Tuesday’s Plenary meeting. If there is more than one nominee for either or both of the seats, an election will be held on the night.

For this reason, we are asking all nominees to supply a paragraph on themselves and their community experience to help voters to choose their candidate.

You can download the nomination forms here:

Nomination form for MONAGHAN MD seat

Nomination form for CLONES BALLYBAY MD seat

 

Please return to clambe@monaghancoco.ie before 5pm on Friday 13th November.

Nominations Invited for community reps to serve on the Board of Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd

If you’re involved in a group which is working to improve the lives of our most vulnerable people, you will no doubt be aware of Monaghan Integrated Development and the valuable support they provide to disadvantaged communities throughout Co. Monaghan.

MID have asked the PPN to source three Community Sector Representatives to serve on their Board of Directors.  They would like one from each Municipal District, and preferably from groups which work with disadvantaged target groups such as the elderly, the unemployed, young people, people from the immigrant communities and people with a disability.

Meetings usually take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm in Castleblayney. Reps usually serve for 2-3 years, and you will be required to report back to the PPN on any issues of significance for the community sector.

We are now calling for NOMINATIONS from people interested in serving as Rep for their MD.  If more than one nomination is received, we will hold a postal ballot determine the successful candidate.

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE

Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 15th May, so get moving!

Funding available for groups in Monaghan Municipal District

Municipal District of Monaghan
Granting of Financial Assistance to Local Community Groups

The Municipal District of Monaghan has made provision for the granting of financial assistance to local community groups. Applications are invited from community groups accordingly. Application forms may be obtained from The Municipal District of Monaghan, Monaghan County Council,
County Offices, Glen Road, Monaghan, Co Monaghan or E-mail: monaghan@monaghancoco.ie.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday 20th March, 2015.

Public Consultation Days – Draft Flood Maps for Ballybay and Monaghan Town

Are you at risk of flooding?
Public consultation day is being held on draft flood maps which show the extent of flooding
in your area. Your comments on the draft maps and your experiences of flooding in the
area would be most welcome.

RPS Consultancy, who are conducting the North Western – Neagh Bann Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study on behalf of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and with the support of Monaghan County Council, are publishing Draft Flood Maps for Ballybay and Monaghan Town.

The maps will be on display at the following times and venues:

Maps on display for:         Date and time:                                           Venue:
Ballybay                                Wed 18 Feb 2015  3pm to 7pm              Ballybay Wetlands Centre

Monaghan Town                Wed 18 Feb 2015  3pm to 7pm              Four Seasons Hotel
Members of the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study project team will be available to discuss and explain the maps to all attending the events and to collate any local flooding information. The Draft Flood Maps will be on display on the date stated and will also be accessible on the Study website http://www.northwestcframstudy.ie from that date. Interested persons may provide observations on the Draft Flood Maps at the public consultation events and/or through the study website.

Draft Flood Maps for the other Areas for Further Assessment (AFAs) in the North Western and Neagh Bann districts are currently being drafted and will be available for public consultation during the coming months. Details of public consultation days will be advertised on the study website http://www.northwestcframstudy.ie.

Monaghan Municipal District PPN elects rep to County Secretariat

At a very well attended meeting in the YWCA on Tuesday 27th January last, community and voluntary groups from across north Monaghan came together to identify the key issues which impact on the quality of life of people in north Monaghan, and to elect a representative for the MD onto the County Secretariat of the Public Participation Network.

Municipal District Co-Ordinator Donal McElwain was on hand to explain the new Council structures to those present. Afterwards, the discussion was lively on how the Council could help to improve the quality of life for all in the MD. The issues raised in the workshops will feed into the preparation of the Local Community Plan which will be embarked upon shortly by the new Local Community Development Committee.

The evening concluded with the appointment of a rep from the MD to serve on the new County Secretariat of the PPN. Gavin Shipley of Monaghan Allotments was the successful candidate.

Gavin served as Treasurer on the PPN’s precursor organisation, Monaghan Community Forum, so his appointment will help to ensure that the good work of the Forum is carried forward to the PPN.

Congratulations, Gavin!