Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668

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How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

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National Fire Safety Week

Kerry Fire & Rescue Service wishes to bring your attention to National Fire Safety Week is to highlight issues of fire safety and create awareness of the dangers of fire.

 

This year’s theme is “STOP Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

 

The aim is to increase public understanding about our STOP fire safety message, with the overall aim of zero accidental fire deaths.

 

STOP Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.

The ‘STOP’ in the campaign slogan creates a distinctive acronym, capturing the key behaviours that will help people stop fires starting and therefore reducing the number of casualties and deaths as a result of fire.

 

S is for Smoke Alarms

 

T is for Testing Smoke Alarms

 

O is for Obvious Dangers

 

P is for Plan Your Escape

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Community Wellbeing Vision

To Kerry PPN Groups 

In the early part of 2020, the Kerry PPN started to undertake the development of a Community Wellbeing Vision for the county of Kerry, undertaking it Municipal District by Municipal District.

Fortunately, we just managed to complete all our consultation workshops in the different areas, when lockdown occurred due to COVID-19, where we all faced challenging unprecedented times.

It had been agreed at all meetings held throughout the County, that before I send out the draft to the wider community, it would be sent to those who attended the workshops in each Municipal District to first look over the document and see if it was a true reflection of what came up on the night and to add anything if they wished

This happened, and we were ready to move to the next phase until the pandemic put a halt to that

The Kerry PPN Secretariat felt that the community had enough information coming at them with regards to COVID-19, so we decided to step back and wait awhile.

We have now asked all the groups within the various Municipal Districts, to take time and have a look at the inputs that were highlighted at their workshop and if they wish to add anything to this list.

The submissions from each Municipal District have now been received and have been added to the information already gathered. All this has been examined by the PPN Secretariat and  a draft “Community Wellbeing” report will be circulated .The next step will be to produce a final Wellbeing Document agreed by all.

 

What is Community Wellbeing?

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Kerry Community Response to COVID-19

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

Municipal Districts