Mayo Public Participation Network is the main link through which the local authority connects with the community, voluntary and environmental sectors.
Mayo PPN aims to enable community organisations to articulate a diverse range of views and interests within the local government system, and to allow a diversity of voices and interests to be facilitated and involved in the decision-making process of Mayo County Council and other relevant bodies.
Who joins Mayo PPN?
All community and voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups register for the PPN. These include, but are not limited to: Community Centres, youth groups, residents' associations, active age groups, sports clubs, community councils, community projects, tidy towns, social support projects, etc.
Mayo PPN provides networking and training events around the County every year. Last year saw community groups in Claremorris and Westport participating in Data Protection training and receiving their certificates on the night. Setting up a Facebook page was the highlight for community groups in Crossmolina and Balla.
A re-registration process of all community groups registered with Mayo PPN will be taking place in the coming weeks. This is to facilitate changes that may have taken place within a group and the new Municipal District boundaries. Mayo PPN will be in touch shortly to assist in updating details.
Mayo PPN have developed a brand-new website which contains information on training, events of interest to community groups and funding streams available. Check it out at www.mayoppn.ie Not yet registered with Mayo PPN – visit www.mayoppn.ie its free to join. Phone: (094 ) 9064358 or email: [email protected]