Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668

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How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

Register your group now Click Here
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Community Wellbeing

 

The Kerry PPN is working with its membership and wider Community to produce a shared vision for the Future Wellbeing of county Kerry for this and future generations.

This vision will be used to guide the work of the PPN and its representatives and in influencing policy and working to achieving the Communities goals. 

Community Wellbeing combines a number of issues such as health, social and community development, the environment and public participation.

It is hoped all the different aspects of community wellbeing will be captured during the meetings 

 

 

 

We will be holding meeting in each Municipal District.

Tralee M.D.                Monday 27th January 2020             6.30pm to 9.30pm         Manor West Hotel, Rathass Tralee

Kenmare M.D.           Tuesday 28th January 2020             6.30pm to 9.30pm         Cahersiveen Library, Cahersiveen

Listowel M.D,             Wednesday 29th January 2020       6.30pm to 9.30pm         Family Resource Centre  Listowel

 

Please RSVP re the above meetings by 24th January to Caroline Toal ctoal@kerrycoco.ie  066 7183672

or EamonO’Keeffe@kerrycoco.ie

 

          We will be holding further meetings as shown below

Castleisland/             Wednesday 12th February 2020      6.30pm to 9.30pm          t b a

Corca Dhuibne M.D. Thursday 13th February 2020          6.30pm to 9.30pm          t b a 

Killarney M.D,           Thursday 27th February 2020          6.30pm to 9.30pm          t.b.a.

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P.P.N. NEWS

 

 

THERE ARE ONLY THREE WEEKS TO THE ELECTION WE WOULD ASK ALL MEMBERS TO CHECK THE VOTERS REGISTER TO MAKE SURE THEIR ON IT.

THEN PLEASE USE YOUR VOTE ON 8TH FEBRUARY 2020.

 

 

 

 Our SPC Representatives from the three pillars have been approved by the Full Council and they appear on this web site ( click on the ‘read more’ of the What is the Kerry PPN )

 

 

 

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND CAN BE FOUND ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS FORMS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMUNITY AWARDS CAN BE FOUND ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTIONS OF THIS WEBSITE. THIS IS NOT A GRANT APPLICATION , 10 AWARDS OF €1000 AND 10 AWARDS OF €500 ARE GIVEN TO GROUPS/ORGANISATIONS WHO THE JUDGES DECIDE HAVE DONE NOTABLE WORK FOR THEIR COMMUNITY/AREA.

SO LET THE JUDGES KNOW THE GREAT WORK YOUR DOING’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WINTER DRIVING

 

The Road Safety Authority have issued a simple checklist on how to prepare for Winter Driving and I would ask everyone to just take a few moments to read the tips below and be prepared.

TOP 10 TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING

Taking a number of simple precautions can ensure safety on Irish roads during winter. Don’t get caught out if severe weather hits, make the necessary checks on your vehicle now. There are a number of simple precautions the RSA advises for driving over the winter months:

 

  1. Get a Grip & Check your Tyres. They are your only contact with the road. Tyres should be at least the minimum legal thread depth of 1.6mm but need to be changed before they get this worn. Tyres need to be to the correct tyre pressure to give the motorist the best chance in extreme conditions.
  2. Check & Use your lights. As we come into the winter months, motorists are advised to use dipped head lights during the day so you are easily seen. Headlights and taillights should be in working order.
  3. Give yourself a ‘Brake. Know your braking distances. Ensure you know the stopping distance in different conditions such as rain, ice or snow.
  4. Keep a Safe Distance. It takes longer to stop a car during the winter weather so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the car in front. Watch out in particular for conditions such as fog or driving rain which can impede your vision and increase stopping distances.
  5. Make sure you can clearly see. All too often motorists do not de-fog or de-ice windows and mirrors which can compromise visibility. This winter ensure windows and mirrors are clear, and carry a de-icer and screen scraper. Never use boiling water as this can crack the windscreen. Be careful of the sun as its lower in the sky and the glare can be blinding particularly at junctions and roundabouts.
  6. Beware of “Black Ice. Black Ice is one of winter’s biggest hazards as it is difficult to see. Watch out for sheltered/ shaded areas on roads, under trees and near high walls.
  7. Be prepared. During these winter months it is advised that motorists carry a number of essentials in the boot of their car.
  • High visibility vest
  • Appropriate footwear in case you need to leave your vehicle e.g. boots
  • A hazard warning triangle
  • Spare wheel (Check that your spare wheel is in good condition and is fully inflated. Some cars may have an inflation repair kit instead of a spare wheel. Make sure that you know how to use it.)
  • Fully charged phone in case of emergencies.
  1. In the event of a breakdown. Drivers need to ensure their vehicle is well in off the road so as not to obstruct other vehicles. The driver should also put on their hazard warning lights.  If on a motorway section of road, pull over as far as you can onto the hard shoulder, leave your vehicle, get behind the barrier (on the embankment) and call the Gardaí, on their mobile phone or roadside telephone.
  2. Keep up to date. Listen to local weather and traffic reports. Pay heed to the weather warnings of unsafe and dangerous driving conditions.
  3. Slow Down. Speed is still the biggest killer on our roads and add speed to the winter weather conditions and you have a recipe for disaster.

 

If you want more information, check out the RSA’s website for more detailed advice on what to do if severe weather strikes.

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