Main Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
Tel: 023 8856811
The need for a Community Council:
·Local people are the best people to determine the needs of their community.
·Community Organisations are very effective when they are made up of local people working together for the benefit of their own area.
·Cork County has many very effective community councils who have done tremendous work and achieved a great deal for their communities.·We in Dunmanway would like our area to develop and enjoy excellent facilities and services.
·We recognise that unless we get properly organised in Dunmanway we may be left behind.
·Our main aim will be to make Dunmanway a better place for all the community.
·Ni neart go cur le cheile’.
The Aims of our Community Council are to:
·Promote the social, economic, cultural and environmental welfare of the entire community.
·Promote and continue the ongoing work, e.g. Tidy Towns, Website Development and Festival Promotion etc.
·Develop a spirit of community service, neighbourliness and self-reliance.
·Foster a sense of responsibility for the current and future needs of the local area and to devise programmes of action and development to address these.
·Support the implementation of the Dunmanway Integrated Development Strategy.
Who is on the Community Council?
The Community Council consists of twelve members elected by the community. An additional six members may be co-opted onto the council by the 12 elected members. The Council has already co-opted one representative from Dunmanway Family Resource Centre and 1 representative from the Dunmanway Enterprise Network. In addition there will be sub-committees / advisory and working groups as the need arises.
These will be appointed by the Community Council and will have clear terms of reference. Sub-Committees are generally long term and re-appointed annually. Advisory and working groups are generally short term, for a specific purpose but will also have clear terms of reference.
Possible Sub-Committees include:
·Implementation of specific sections of action plan i.e.
·Children and Youth Services.
·Community Facilities, Recreation and Amenity
·Newsletter and Website
Chairperson: Joe Higgins
Vice- chairperson: John Calnan
Secretary: Dorothy Beamish
Treasurer: Tommy Collins
PRO: Josephine McSweeney
Dunmanway Enterprize Network - Andrew Healy
Dunmanway Family Resource Centre - Tracy Holt
Dunmanway Community Council wish to express their gratitude to Cork Federation Muintir Na Tire for their help and support in the setting up of the council.