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Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

How the PPN Works

Mission Statement

To facilitate public participation and engagement by communities in decision making at local level contributing to wellness and sustainability.

Well-being Statement

Carlow PPN strives to promote a positive sustainable community with wellbeing at its core and where all people can participate and are valued.


The objectives of Carlow PPN is to establish for the benefit of the community an inclusive networking body promoting equality and active citizenship and to empower disadvantaged groups to participate in a programme of personal and social development.


The aim is to facilitate and enable the public and the organisations to articulate their diverse range of views and interests within the local government system. We aim to demonstrate that regular public participation builds trust and confidence and demonstrates that change is possible. Individuals and community groups can become more responsible for their quality of life and for the quality of life for their future generations.


The role of the PPN is to advance community and voluntary interests utilising community development principles and will work in partnership with Carlow County Council and local development agencies to deliver meaningful community led local development that benefits Carlow local communities.