The table below shows the membership of the new Local Community Development Committee for South Cork.
The Local Government Reform Act 2014 (the same legislation that abolished Town Councils) provided for the establishment of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each local authority area. The stated purpose of LCDCs is to enhance strategic planning for the local authority area and to co-ordinate local and community development activity. LCDCs will also be administering the very valuable European LEADER funding.
Because County Cork is so large, Cork County Council has been permitted to set up 3 LCDCs. That which is relevant to us in Carrigaline-Ballincollig is the South Cork LCDC. During this 5-year term, this LCDC will:
- prepare the community elements of a 6-year Local Economic and Community Plan (the Plan);
- coordinate, manage and oversee the implementation of local and community development programmes as part of implementing the Plan, and
- coordinate local and community development activity generally within the operational area of the LCDC.
Membership of South Cork LCDC:
|Local Government||Elected Members
2. Michael Hegarty
3. Ger Keohane
4. Marcia D’Alton
2. Head of LEO
|State Agencies||1. ETB
3. Udaras na Gaeltachta
|Total Public Sector||9No|
|Local & Community Development||3No||1. SECAD
2. West Cork Dev Partnership
3. Avondhu Blackwater
|Social, Economic & Community Interests||
Therese (Barrett) Bourke
Youth (Youthwork Ireland)
Environment (National Pillar)
|Total Private Sector||10 no.|