Leitrim PPN Newsletter 4th June 2018

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The big news this edition is the merging of the Community Facilities Fund into the new Community Enhancement Scheme. The Funds was announced with € 129, 233 being allocated to County Leitrim. The application forms are not quite ready for submission but if you want to get a head start take a look at our article about being funding ready.

As we come into summer there are loads of events so get in touch with your local community events and festivals. Check out local conferences and lectures too.

Staying safe and enjoying the good weather is important too. News of the local Irish Water Safety Courses on over the summer included in this edition. Enjoy.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

a splash of water

UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

Links to current funding opportunities on the site:

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

As part of the Healthy Ireland initiative a Healthy Leitrim Strategy is being developed.. The sports Partnership is keen to hear the views of individuals and organisations, both local and national, who have an interest in health and well-being within the county and what they would like to see happen in the future..

As part of that process they will host consultation meetings. All are welcome.

Dates and times of community consultations:

Manorhamilton Tuesday 12th of June @7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre

Ballinamore Wednesday 13th of June @ 7pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre

Carrick on Shannon Wednesday 20th of June @ 7pm in the main Leitrim County Council Offices

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Blánaid Carney Healthy Leitrim Project Coordinator on 0877956680

For more on the Healthy Ireland initiative CLICK HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

Copyright © 2018 Leitrim Public Participation Network, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@leitrimppn.ie

Want to change how you receive these emails?
If you would rather not receive these newsletters please email us and you will be opted out.




 

Inside this issue:
What’s New
PPN Representation
Current Project Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding
Public Consultations
Consultations

June 4th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 11

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN Members have been making the best of the good weather. Long may it last.  We’ve managed to get the dreaded GDPR out of the way since the last newsletter – if you’re still struggling and/or not totally fed up with it and want to find out more CLICK HERE.

The big news items today are the announcement of the Community Enhancement Programme – funding for community groups – and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The application forms and guidelines not been released yet but if you want to do some homework take a look at our article on Being Funding Ready. Don’t forget to look at the other funding opportunities below: HSE Lottery Funds, Biodiversity Projects, and European visits under Town Twinning.

 

The main things we’ve been busy with are mapping the county’s defibrillators, progressing with solutions to waste water treatment for planning and getting your concerns about community insurance heard and addressed. Updates below.

We have representative feedback from two of the Strategic Policy Committees. The NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force only met yesterday so we’ll have an update from that meeting in the next issue. Just when we’re having such a good spell of weather, the Department of Rural & Community Development is getting ready for the coming winter and want your input on this year’s information. Healthy Ireland

Amendment: There was a little error in the last newsletter with no link to the report on the Public Joint Policing Committee Meeting held in Manorhamilton on May 3rd. CLICK HERE for full report

ice cream with sprinklesDON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water
CLICK HERE for  Irish Water Safety courses in Leitrim over the Summer.

PPN REPRESENTATION

PPN Representative Updates:

Strategic Policy Committee on Housing Social and Cultural Development:
Healthy Leitrim as a part of Healthy Ireland was discussed at length. Conversation focused on how the programme is being rolled out in Leitrim and what other initiatives could be introduced. The committee was also updated on the current budget for and status of delivery for Social Housing in Leitrim.

Strategic Policy Committee on Environment, Transport and Infrastructure:
Irish Water gave a presentation on their activities in Leitrim, including Capital Works
An update presentation was also given on Leitrim’s Rural Water Programme (including Group Water).  All the excellent work of Leitrim’s Tidy Towns and other community schemes was highlighted during an update on Litter in the county during which current incentives were reviewed.

Your PPN representative, Kealin Ireland asked for an update on the appointment of a Heritage Officer for Leitrim. The Director of Services advised her that the interviews were concluded and an offer of appointment had been made.
She also asked for an update on forestry and reminded the Executive that it has undertaken to review the County Development Plan to ensure that all forestry applications were in line with achieving sustainable development in all areas.

If you have any questions or comments for any of Leitrim’s PPN Representatives relating to their committees please get in touch.

UPDATES

Mapping Public Defibrillator locations

Arising from community concerns, we are working with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service to map and register all the public defibrillators in Co. Leitrim. So far we have locations for defibrillators in:
  • Newtowngore
  • Carrigallen
  • Kiltyclogher
  • Rossinver
  • Bornacoola

We know there are more out there. Just a note – the registering of the location and access codes for the defibrillators is just so the ambulance service can locate the nearest unit for people in an emergency. You don’t have to become first responders.
Please help us with this potentially life-saving work. For Registration Form CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment and Planning in Leitrim

A major barrier to one-off housing in Leitrim is the cost of waste water treatment. Last March Leitrim PPN Plenary meeting of all groups gave the go ahead to explore the possibility of cheaper solutions through technological advances. The President of Sligo Institute of Technology was approached and we are currently liaising with Dr Brian McCann, Dept of Civil Engineering & Construction on this matter. He is collating some research into existing new technologies and research and we’ll keep you updated as and when we have more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

POWERFUL COMMUNITIES” CONFERENCE
How can our communities

  • Reduce electricity and heating bills?
  • Move away from oil to biomass?
  • Set up solar farms?
  • Access grant-aiding?
  • Know more about the “Powerful Communities” campaign to empower communities to combat Climate Change?

These questions and more will be discussed at the

Powerful Communities Conference
When: Friday 15th June 2018, 10 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Institute of Technology, Sligo (I. T. Sligo)

All are welcome, lunch provided and entrance is FREE.
This conference is hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI)
in partnership with I.T. Sligo.
The conference is part-funded by EPA

CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MELVIN VINTAGE CARE & TRACTOR RUN

Join the folks of Kinlough and Askill in celebrating this long-running event next Sunday 10th June.

The vehicles assemble in Kinlough, take in a circuit of lovely Lough Melvin and then a festival atmosphere ensues at the Askill Community Centre from
around 3 pm.  

CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018

Prof. Atwal, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Thursday, 7th June at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel presented by Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society

Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954,was politically active in Ireland and India.

Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.

Irish Water Safety in Leitrim and Nearby

Drumshanbo Outdoor Swimming Pool, Drumshanbo: 02/07/18 – 07/07/18 & 16/07/18 – 21/07/18. Registration will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Drumshanbo from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30 for both weeks.

Cleighran Mor, Ballinagleara: 06/08/18 – 17/08/18. For information please contact Kathleen at 0871302309.

Kealdra Lake Amenity, Cloone: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18. For information please contact Olive at 0860518777, or Dympna at 0861922544.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Bernward at 0861012038.

Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen: 16/07/18 – 27/07/18. For information please contact Sheila at 0863268075.

Changing huts at Lake Gulladoo

Also find “Leitrim Irish Water Safety” on Facebook!

Also nearby, Bundoran: 9th to 13th July, Contact Valentine O’Kelly 0874170462
Lough McNean, Blacklion, 2nd to 13th July. Contact 0872521106

Changing Huts at Lake Gulladoo, Carrigallen

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host two events in North Leitrim in the coming weeks.
Kiltyclogher Branch Library: Wed. 13th June 2-3 pm
Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.

FUNDING & TRAINING

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force invites applications for the 2018 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups / agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

The maximum award per applicant to the Small Grants Scheme will be €1,500 and must directly relate to one of the pillars of the National Drugs Strategy and/or actions of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery ‘A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025. You can view or download a copy of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery for HERE

Priority will be given to groups/agencies who can demonstrate that they have an existing drug and alcohol brief.
Closing date for Applications is June 22nd. For more information and application form CLICK HERE.

For More detail CLICK HERE.

Other Funding:

Always keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on Funding. 

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant – closes Fri. 8th June
National Youth Film and Animation School Bursary – Closes Fri. June 15th
Biodiversity Funds – Closes 6th July 2018
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – Closes Fri. July 13th
Annual Report Funding – Still open.

CONSULTATIONS

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