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County Longford PPN Municipal District Plenary Meetings March 2022

By March 3, 2022 No Comments

The PPN Secretariat are delighted to invite you and your group members to your plenary meeting in your municipal district.

  • Tues 8th March @ 7pm sharp, Granard Library           
  • Wed 9th March @7pm sharp, Ballymahon Library        
  • Thurs 10th March @7pm sharp, Longford Arms Hotel (small ballroom)

At the meeting, you will hear about the PPN work plan and take part in the Local Community Safety Partnership (LCSP) workshop which will be facilitated by the LCSP Coordinator, Janine Bartley.

The concept of community safety is about people being safe and feeling safe in their own community. Ireland is generally regarded as a safe country, with relatively low crime rates and a general feeling of safety and security.

However, the LCSP recognise that this is not the case in every section of the community and that people from disadvantaged areas or backgrounds, from vulnerable groups (such as older people, LGBTQI+, ethnic minorities) can have a different experience of  ‘safety’ in their community.

The LCSP (previously the Joint Policing Committee) is responsible for developing a tailored and prioritised local community safety plan for Longford in conjunction with both community and public services.

We want to build the capacity of local residents to help them to engage meaningfully in the Local Community Safety Partnership and grow local community leadership and participation.

Longford LCSP has identified 5 broad themes to develop the Community Safety Plan. There are lots of sub-topics that come under each theme so priorities can be identified. We want to know what you think the LCSP should focus on when developing a Community Safety Plan for Longford

  1. Policing and Emergency Services

(Crime, Garda Response, Drugs related Crime, Crime Prevention)

  1. Community Engagement and Development

(Improving Longford’s Image, Capacity Building, Community-Led Initiatives, work with minority/vulnerable groups)

  1. Youth;  Prevention Initiatives & Education

(Services and projects for young people, Education supports- all types, Awareness Campaigns for drugs, social issues, supporting jobs)

  1. Public Spaces and Amenities

(Improving public areas, dereliction, public lighting, Town Centre Renewal, CCTV)

  1. Community Services and Family Supports 

(Community & State agency supports, helping people accessing services, building better collaboration)

LCSP are also running a survey as part of a public consultation to develop the Community Safety Plan. Please click on the link below to take part in the survey

<https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xsuRoHYITaNqmy>

Please click on the link below to read more about the LCSP project.

<https://www.longfordcoco.ie/longfordcoco/services/economic-community-development/community-development/longford-local-community-safety-partnership/>

The meetings will close with refreshments and the PPN Spin the Wheel raffle.

Look forward to meeting you all again in person. Please share this information with your group members.

Kind Regards,

Siobhán on behalf of the Longford PPN Secretariat

Siobhán Cronogue

PPN Development Officer,

Public Participation Network

E-mail  ppn@longfordcoco.ie or scronogue@longfordcoco.ie