Co. Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

The LCDC was set up in compliance with the Local Government Act 2014.

It has a number of statutory functions which include:

To find out more about about Co. Wicklow Local Community Development Committee and to access copies of the Committee minutes click HERE

Our PPN Representatives

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Community & Voluntary College Representative to the LCDC

 

Patrick Mboci

Social Inclusion College Representative to the LCDC

Patrick is interested in social integration and economic welfare for all, and passionate about climate action. He is experienced in business development and information technology.

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Tom Cavanagh

Social Inclusion College Representative to the LCDC

Tom is an active member of Wicklow’s Older People’s Council’s (OPC) Executive Committee and represents the OPC on Wicklow’s Social Inclusion Network Group (SING) committee. The OPC is two-tier structure that has a wide membership base representing all older people (over 55-year-olds) in the community across Wicklow.   The OPC provides a citizen (or service user) perspective in monitoring the implementation of Wicklow’s Age-Friendly strategy, which is a Government developed national programme.    Prior to retiring, Tom was the support staff on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Older People’s Council.  

Tom has also chaired an Interim Committee for ‘Aughrim Tidy towns CLG’ and is a founding member of Aughrim Men’s Shed.

In 2022, Tom received an Athletics’ Wicklow Star Award for his volunteering.

At national level, Tom volunteers with LGBT Ireland’s telefriending service.  He helped present LGBT Ireland’s successful application for the national lottery good causes awards to the judging panel.    He is also a member of a committee campaigning to legally ban ‘conversion therapy’.

Jason Mulhall

Environmental College Representative to the LCDC

Jason has been volunteering and getting involved in the local community sector for the last 15 years and is a current member of the West Wicklow Environmental Network (WWEN), the Blessington and District Forum (Secretary), Blessington Tidy Towns (Chairperson), the Blessington Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Group and the Blessington Access Group (a partnership with DFI). In 2019 Jason was recognised nationally for his involvement in Tidy Towns when he was named Overall Winner of the National Tidy Towns Community Hero Award for Ireland. Jason has worked in the IT Sector since 1998 and currently lives in Blessington but originally hails from the village of Coolboy in South Wicklow.

Carina Holmes

Community & Voluntary College Representative to the LCDC

Carina is an active member of Delgany Community Council (DCC) and Wicklow Planning Alliance (WPA) and has lived in the Greystones area for close to 18 years.    She is also an active member of the Public Participation Network (PPN) and sits on the PPN Secretariat.   Ciara has a good understanding and insight into the challenges faced by the community and voluntary sectors, which, compared with other EU countries, are in Ireland the backbone of the delivery of social and community services and voluntary facilities and sports amenities.   Carina believes these sectors need to be fully supported with enhanced financial supports and that her representation on the LCDC, which is a budgetary and financial committee, could help provide greater funding for the wonderful community and voluntary services, facilities and sports amenities throughout Wicklow.   Carina has also become increasingly involved in and concerned about the substantial and imminent threats to the natural and built environment, in particular, the detrimental impact that climate change is having on wildlife habitats, water resources, air quality, biodiversity and woodlands/forests, and the need to preserve and protect both the environment and built heritage – the great work done by tidy towns, community and marine groups needs to be fully recognised and supported.  She am keen to contribute to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in Wicklow having worked for over 30 years as an economist on national economic, financial and fiscal policies in both the Central Bank of Ireland and H.M. Treasury in London.    It is Carina’s belief that the best policy results and actions are always achieved when the legitimate interests of all stakeholders, in particular, those in the community and in voluntary groups are incorporated and reflected in policies, actions and financial support.  This inclusion and funding helps to build long-term trust and enables greater buy-in and respect among all stakeholders.     

LCDC News & Submissions

Call for nominations for Volunteer PPN Representative positions – Can you help?

Closing Date for receipt of nominations is 9am on Tuesday 30th January 2024 One of the main functions of the PPN is to ensure that the voice of the local community is represented on county policy and decision-making bodies.  We...

Call for nominations for Volunteer PPN Representative positions – Can you help?

One of the main functions of the PPN is to ensure that the voice of the local community is represented on county policy and decision-making bodies.  We currently have a number of vacant PPN Rep positions, and we would be very grateful...

Environmental College Submission to the Local Economic & Community Plan – 2015

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Submission to the LEADER Local Development Strategy – 2015

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Submission to Co Wicklow LCDC in relation to SICAP Annual Plans 2017

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Submission to SICAP 2018-2020 Survey

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Submission to Co Wicklow Partnership SICAP 2020 Plan

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Submission to the Bray Area Partnership SICAP 2020 Plan

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