Welcome to County Wicklow PPN

Co. Wicklow PPN is a network of community groups from all the municipal districts in Co. Wicklow that focus on environmental, social inclusion and other community activities across the county.

Represent

We provide a structure for Co. Wicklow community groups to nominate community representatives to decision and policy making bodies in the county.

Participate

Become a member of this Network that supports the community to participate in local and national policy and decision making.

Support

We support member groups to grow, develop, be informed, and have their voices heard.

Our story

County Wicklow Public Participation Network (PPN) was formed in July 2014. Since then, Co Wicklow PPN has worked towards branding itself, developing transparent structures and procedures, providing community information, supporting member groups, representing the community on various committees, and raising awareness of the PPN itself.

County Wicklow PPN is a non-party political and non-sectarian representative organisation that acts as a voice for all community and voluntary organisations in County Wicklow.

The PPN’s purpose is to provide an inclusive and independent structure that enables community consultation and participation in policy and decision making so as to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people in the county.

Facebook

County Wicklow Public Participation Network

Welcome to the Facebook Page of County Wicklow Public Participation Network – “The Voice of Community & Voluntary Groups in County Wicklow”. County Wicklow PPN is a non-party political and non-sectarian representative organisation that acts as a voice for all community and voluntary organisations in County Wicklow. The PPN’s purpose is to provide an inclusive and independent structure that enables community consultation and participation in policy and decision making so as to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people in the county.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
A call for volunteers in Bray tomorrow morning (Sat. 1st October)
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Environmental Rights Webinar Series

Tuesdays (4th, 11th & 18th) in October

9.30am to 10.30am

Join Community Law and Mediation and guest speakers for a webinar series on environmental rights – specifically, on what is known as “the Aarhus Convention.” Legal experts, journalists, and activists will explain why environmental rights matter and how individuals and organisations can benefit from exercising these rights.

Oct 4 – Access to Information on the Environment

Oct 11 – Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making

Oct 18 – Access to Justice on Environmental Matters

This webinar series is free and open to all. However, they would strongly encourage those with no prior knowledge of environmental rights or the Aarhus Convention to join, as well as those working with organisations or grassroots groups on issues related to health, housing, social inclusion, poverty, anti-discrimination, or equality.

Environmental rights are fundamentally connected to these issues, and may provide new perspectives in thinking about how such issues can be addressed.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tB0adChSSRCf-VpfdpIysw
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
“Show and Tell”
A “Meet the Artist” Event in Signal Arts Centre, Bray
with Denise French and Yvonne Pettitt
on Tuesday 4th October, 2022 – 7pm to 9pm

Denise French and Yvonne Pettitt will present their art and take questions.

https://signalartscentre.ie/
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
The first item on the WCC Agenda for Monday 3rd October is to be a discussion on the possibility of introducing charges for using the Wicklow Recycling Centres. (See/download the Agenda here: https://www.wicklow.ie/Portals/0/adam/Documents/5NMUsaVqI0qDXx4ZidpI6w/Link/Agenda%20Ordinary%203rd%20October%202022.pdf)

Co Wicklow PPN has run extensive consultations with communities this year and the subject of waste management was brought up at a number of them. The message we heard was that recycling needs to be encouraged and there should be more opportunities to do so. We think that applying charges could discourage people from recycling.

We pulled together some of the inputs from our consultations into a brief submission and sent it to the Wicklow County Council Elected Members today with the hope that it will help support and feed into the discussions. A copy of our submission will be uploaded to our website later today. Find it under the submissions tab at www.countywicklowppn.ie
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Community Healthcare East: Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow is providing suicide prevention and understanding self harm training this autumn. For more information go to: #focus=ev-sqn3-20221010093000″ target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer”>https://bookwhen.com/che#focus=ev-sqn3-20221010093000