About The Mayo Public Participation Network

Mayo Public Participation Network was set up as part of the framework for public participation in local government and it has a statutory basis in the Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Section 46).

It is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Community and Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental groups in County Mayo.

Mayo County 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 & 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.

What are the 3 Pillars?

When registering with the PPN, groups are allocated a pillar which best describes the activities of their organisation. The pillar help identify the most relevant opportunities for your group and assure suitable representation on committees.

Social Inclusion Pillar:

The primary focus of the group is improving the lives of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment.

Environmental Pillar:

The primary focus of the group is environmental protection and / or environmental sustainability.

Community and Voluntary:

All other community and / or voluntary groups.