To all Kerry PPN members, please find contents of the Kerry PPN Community Newsletter below and please share it to all members of your group and beyond.
Have a lovely weekend.
Breeda and Andrea.
Kerry Public Participation Network Development Officer & Kerry Public Participation Network Support Officer.
(Breeda) 066-7183579 (Andrea) 066-7183686
Contents of the Newsletter is as follows:
Integration of Migrant Communities in Kerry
Kerry Local Community Development Committee and partner agencies are developing a five-year Integration Plan in County Kerry. As part of this process, independent researchers and consultants are carrying out an extensive consultation process with key stakeholders across the county to inform the Plan.
The survey below is for 1st and 2nd generation immigrants living and working in Kerry. The survey is anonymous, available in multiple languages from this link and open until 31st of October..
Link to survey: https://forms.gle/CTWLBD2U4hEJ7JBi7
Engagement on Kerry County Council’s Local Authority Climate Action Plan 2024-2029 Have your say !!!
Kerry County Council is inviting members of the public to comment on the Council’s Draft Local Authority Climate Action Plan and to join the discussion on how the local authority can support communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Submissions or observations can be made from Thursday 19th of October until Friday 1st of December 2023 (both dates inclusive).
Copies of the Draft Local Authority Climate Action Plan 2024-2029, Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Natura Impact Report may be inspected at the following locations:
Online through https://consult.kerrycoco.ie/
-Public Libraries in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Kenmare, Castleisland, Dingle /Leabharlann Dhaingean Uí Chúis, Ballybunion, Killorglin, and Caherciveen, and –
Room 13, Planning Department, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee.
Public Consultation Drop-in Event
Time and Date
– Dingle/ Daingean uí Chúis Library
Thursday November 2nd, 6.30pm-7.30pm
– Tralee Library
Tuesday November 14th , 6.30pm-8pm
– Caherciveen Library
Thursday November 16th, 6.30pm-8pm
– Killarney Library
Tuesday November 21st, 6.30pm-8pm
– Listowel Library
Thursday November 23rd, 6.30pm-8pm
Submissions may be made as follows:
Submissions or observations can be made within the period specified in this notice from Thursday 19th of October until Friday 1st of December 2023(both dates inclusive).
Saturday 11th November:
Local Community Public Workshop – Pond Creation and Management
This workshop is intended for anybody who wishes to create their own pond large or small. We will look at the value of ponds for biodiversity; the role ponds, wetlands and water management can play in climate resilience; how to build your own pond – where to source water, whether to use a liner and how to encourage wildlife; and what is involved in pond management into the long term.
The day will include a talk and slide presentation by Féidhlim Harty and a walk around the diverse pond habitats of the Tralee Bay Wetlands park. There will be plenty of scope for discussions and Q&A so bring your own pond plans and ideas to get fully ready to put the theory into action as soon as possible.
Sunday 12th November:
Landowners, Farmers and Landscapers Workshop – Pond Creation, Management and Buffer Zones for keeping water clean
This workshop is intended land owners, farmers, landscapers and anybody who is involved in land management. We will look at the value of ponds for biodiversity; the role ponds, wetlands and water management can play in climate resilience. We will examine the construction process; explore when to use artificial liners or when existing ground conditions may be suitable; and look at the pros and cons of planting a new pond. We will also discuss buffer zones within the urban and farming landscapes; how these can help filter water; and what their limitations and benefits are. The day will include a talk and slide presentation by Féidhlim Harty and a walk around the diverse pond habitats of the Tralee Bay Wetlands park. There will be plenty of scope for questions and answers, so bring any current pond plans and projects for discussion and feedback.
These workshops are funded by LAWPRO and are a collaboration between Transition Kerry & Tralee Bay Wetlands.
For further information and to book your place, please contact https://traleebaywetlands.org at:
Climate Action Tracker
Ireland’s seventh Climate Action Week was a huge success from Halloween Swap Shops, to Climate Comedy and Cabaret, exploring climate change through storytelling and screening Fashion Reimagined. We want to say a huge thank you to each and every person who got involved. All that’s left to do now is complete the Climate Action Tracker and celebrate your results. Please complete it by Friday 27th October here.
We have a very exciting €200 voucher for refurbed up for grabs, for all your sustainable tech needs, as a thank you for completing the Climate Action Tracker above.
Catch up on Feel the Change and explore climate change through storytelling with Oisín McGann.
Tune in to the Let’s Fix Fashion panel discussion hosted by Fionnuala Moran.
Watch the Food Waste webinar with FoodCloud and Carysfort National School.
Last chance to apply!
2024 Applications are closing soon!
If you know someone who would make a great Climate Ambassador please share the application with them: Become a 2024 Climate Ambassador! Applications are closing at the end of October so there’s only a few days left.
Please follow the link to resister Climate Ambassador Application 2024 Survey (surveymonkey.com)
Social Media Training – Thursday 30th November 2023 – 10am~3pm Online
An introduction to creating great content! The social media revolution is here. Whether it’s a mystery to you or you want to share your experience, this session will challenge, inspire, and enthuse you to take action and go social. This interactive course will help you understand the landscape of social media and plan an approach that empowers and excites the people you want to engage.
The day includes plenty of group work, exercises, and discussion – you definitely won’t be staring at power point all day. You’ll also be given lots of opportunities to discuss your own experiences and develop personal strategies to aid your work.
You’ll explore social media, how it can work well, how to create engaging and shareable content and how to fix things when they go wrong. There will be lots of opportunities to discuss how you currently use social media and give you a chance to step back and really examine how to get the most from all platforms.
The course will cover:
– Why use social media
– Finding the right platform for you
– How to create engaging content
– What to include in a social media strategy
– How to enhance your marketing
– How to plan your content effectively
– Creating a social media policy & crisis management
– Measuring what works and what doesn’t
If you have one, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any device you use for your social media. You will be practicing live exercises on the day.
Who should attend this course?
This course is specially designed for those new to social media but can also help those more experienced gain confidence. Whether you’re just about to launch a social media strategy or you want to add new skills, you’ll find this course is for you. What this course won’t include is how to create different kinds of social media accounts, but we will discuss which networks are best suited to your needs. We’ll also direct you to the online instructions & films if you’ve not yet created Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts.
Large Business: £399.00
Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses – £299.00
Smaller Charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals – £199.00
Book your place HERE!
Minister Joe O’Brien launches a Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making
Minister of State, with responsibility for Community Development, Charities and Integration, Joe O’Brien TD, announced on Wednesday 25th October, officially launched an updated, second version of ‘A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making.’
The launch was held at an event showcasing the learnings from the project, which developed and tested strategies to ensure that marginalised and disadvantaged communities have real opportunities to be heard in local planning and decision-making processes.
Building on the original version of the guide, and using learnings from three pilot programmes and feedback gained from the process, the guide has been updated to include additional case studies and resources to support local authorities as well as any organisations engaged in planning and decision making at a local level.
Speaking at today’s launch, Minister Joe O’Brien said:
“I am very pleased to be here today to launch this updated guide. My department, with Pobal, has worked with the Community and Voluntary Sector, to use the experience and feedback gained over the last number of months to develop this expanded guide which gives additional tools to local decision making bodies to ensure the voices of marginalised groups are heard and included in local planning and decision making.
“I’ve said this before and will continue to say it – the best decisions are those we make together, where all are given the opportunity to share their perspectives and I am delighted that the process is dynamic and flexible so that we can adapt and improve as we learn what works best.
“I urge everyone here today to bring this guide back to their organisations, use it, champion it and embed it in your work.”
This guide builds on Ireland’s commitment to the Sustainable Development principle of ‘Leave no one behind’, and has been developed by the Department together with Pobal, Community Work Ireland, as well as members of the Irish Local Development Network and local government.
Training programmes on the guide as well as on inter-cultural awareness and the Public Sector Duty have already been rolled out this year. Further training will be provided to local authority staff over the coming weeks on facilitation skills, as well as a series of videos to assist in bringing the principles of engagement to life.
This Dormant Accounts Funded project is part of the wider variety of actions being delivered under Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities, the whole of Government Strategy to support the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland 2019-2024.
In anticipation of Halloween Night, Community Gardaí in Tralee have introduced a thoughtful initiative. Specially designed door signs that allow households to indicate whether they are open to welcoming Trick -or -Treaters to their doors.
Recognising that, for various reasons, some homes may not be able to participate in the Halloween tradition. This can often lead to confusion and disappointment for the young ones all dressed up for the occasion. By displaying this door sign on your front door, you can effortlessly communicate your willingness to participate in Trick-or-Treating or kindly opt-out.
This simple yet effective communication tool is designed to make Halloween night more enjoyable for all. The door signs are currently being distributed throughout the community, and for added convenience, they can also be picked up at Tralee, Listowel & Killarney Garda stations.
Happy Safe Halloween
This workshop takes place online, places will be limited to ensure you can engage with the facilitators. For more information, register now on this link
As they have to limit the number of places, we would encourage you to register as soon as possible for this event. There will be certificate for 5 CPD hours issued to all participants .
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