Report – Environment PPN Linkage Group Meeting

Meeting Report 


Name of Meeting


 Environment PPN Linkage group meeting
 Name of PPN Rep(s):

 & Note Taker


Peter O’Connor, John Galloway, Kate Moloney, Brid O’Heir  and John Hawkes

Date & Location of Meeting:


 21 April 2016, Park Hotel, Dungarvan 


PPN member groups from around the County
 Two excellent presentations – the first one was from Bernadette Guest – the Council’s Heritage Office. The presentation covered the Council’s Heritage Plan time line and the input (and possible funding opportunities) wanted from the community. JH has asked the 2 PPN reps on the Heritage Forum for their feedback on the process – there will be interest in this from PPN members. (Please ask John if you would like a copy of Bernadette’s presentation)

The second presentation was from Alan Walsh from the Local Authority Water and Communities Office (LAWCO). This is a new body looking at managing our water resources – rivers, sea, lakes etc. Alan is also interested in making contact with PPN member groups who have an interest – Tidy Towns etc. I’m still waiting for a copy of Alan’s presentation and plan to send copies to PPN members who I can think of who will be interested – please let me know if anyone wants a copy of this presentation – well worth having a look.

Ivan Cuddihy from Trees for Life has kindly offered to take over coordinating the Linkage Group from Alan Walshe – we will look at linking in with a member group meeting for our next meeting – probably in the City. Coordinating with a member group AGM tends to generate a better attendance that a standalone meeting.

Ivan and John will liaise on planning our next Environment Linkage Group meeting.