Plenary (Members Meeting)
The Plenary is the ultimate decision-making body of the PPN. All members of the PPN are welcome to attend the Plenary. All Full Member groups have one vote per group. The Plenary facilitates: election of PPN Representatives to county policy and decision-making bodies; an update on PPN activity; dialogue on PPN strategy; and the highlighting of local issues.
2022 Mid-Year Plenary: Celebrating Diversity in our Community
Co. Wicklow PPN’s first in person Plenary since 2019. The Plenary was held in CEART, Wicklow Town on Saturday 25th June from 10am to 1pm.
Those in attendance received a presentation on the work and finances of Co. Wicklow PPN. New PPN Members, New PPN Representatives and a revised PPN Constitution and Financial Report were ratified by the Plenary.
The PPN worked with a number of its member groups: Wicklow Travellers Group and its Social Enterprise – Shuttleknit , Tres Brazilian Culture Club and the Africa Irish Society of Wicklow to use the occasion to focus on and celebrate diversity of our community in Co. Wicklow.
Working with Street Feast the PPN created a party atmosphere and there was plenty of time for members to catch up and network.
2021 December Plenary: Connecting Communities
The initial section of the 2021 End of Year Members’ Meeting (Plenary) was devoted to updating member groups about the work and finances of the PPN as well as providing them with an opportunity to steer the work of the PPN for 2022 and ratify new PPN Representatives and Policies.
The remainder of the meeting provided an opportunity for our members to connect in a relaxed and easy way with others active in Community in Co. Wicklow. Small breakout rooms gave people the chance to share, catch up and chat.
There was some entertainment from three Member groups and the annual Christmas fun quiz and draw. The evening finished with a selfcare guided imagery piece.
2021 June Plenary
The initial section of the PPN 2021 Mid-Year Plenary was devoted to updating you about our work and finances as well as providing you with an opportunity to steer our work for the rest of the year.
The reminder of the evening focused on gathering your input for a submission on the National Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland. We heard from:
- Wicklow/Bray Travellers Group
- Africa Irish Society of Wicklow
- Grand Hotel/Rathmore Direct Provision Centres
The presentations were followed by focus group discussions based around the following themes:
- Access to Justice
- All forms of media and communications, including new technologies
- Employment, education, health & accommodation
- Inclusion & Participation
2020 December Plenary
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this Plenary was held via Zoom. The PPN reported on the work undertaken during 2020, this included a Financial Report, and they outlined its Workplan for 2021. Outgoing PPN Representatives were thanked for their time and commitment during their term and new PPN Representatives were warmly welcomed. The New PPN Website was launched and the opening sequence for a short animation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was shared with PPN Members.
The meeting also included a feature on ‘How the Arts Contributed to Our Wellbeing During COVID-19’. Members were treated to and informed about some local artistic creations and projects, including visual arts, poetry, drama, and music.
The meeting ended with the annual fun festive quiz.
2019 December Plenary
At the 2019 December Plenary PPN member groups got an update from the PPN on workplan and finances and there was a presentation and consultation held on the County Development Plan Review. The PPN’s submission on the County Development Plan was based on this consultation.
2019 June Plenary
This Plenary was themed on – Let’s Tell Our Stories & Preserve Our Heritage: Groups got to hear from the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and the National Museum of Ireland about existing and upcoming opportunities for communities to record, preserve and share their local heritage. The meeting also heard about the work and plans of the PPN.
2018 December Plenary
At the December 2018 plenary, PPN elections for Representative positions were held. The PPN gave a presentation on its work, finances, plans and the development of a Vision for Community Wellbeing for the County. In addition, the meeting also received a presentation from Donal O’Keeffe from Wicklow County Council on Co Wicklow’s Digital Strategy.
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2018 June Plenary
In addition to the PPN presentation on its work, finances and plans the meeting also received a presentation from Christine Flood from Wicklow County Council informed those present about the various town teams that have been set up around the county and what projects they have undertaken.