Tipperary Public Participation Network Invites Tipperary Communities And Voluntary Groups To Join Local PPN

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Pictured at the launch of a national awareness campaign for Public Participation Networks (PPNs) is Charles Stanley Smith (Tipperary PPN) and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, Charities and Integration, Joe O’Brien TD.

Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN) has today issued an invitation to community and voluntary groups in Tipperary to join their local PPN and help build a better future for the county. The call-out comes as a new national brand identity and awareness campaign for Public Participation Networks was launched by Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien in Dublin this week.

Each county and city in Ireland has its own PPN. Tipperary PPN is one of 31 PPNs that have been established in all local authority areas in the State, and its membership stands at 1449 organisations. 

Public Participation Networks allow local authorities to connect with community groups around their county. PPNs give people a greater say in local government decisions that affect their communities.

Mike Edwards, a member of Tipperary PPN secretariat, says “Joining Tipperary Public Participation Network is a fantastic way of getting involved in local decision-making and contributing to a thriving community.

Tipperary PPN regularly hosts events and trainings for its members; shares information on funding, grants and proposals or decisions being made in the county. It’s also a great opportunity to network and meet other community groups in the area.

Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath says: “The Tipperary PPN continues to make a valuable input to the development of policy, decision-making and community responses at local level. 

“Well-functioning PPN structures allow inclusion and democracy to be at the heart of every community” concluded Mr MacGrath.

For further information, visit the website of Tipperary PPN: https://www.ppntipperary.ie/