An open discussion about Skibbereen and its future
The Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to an open discussion about our town at the
Thursday 16th May
All West Cork candidates standing for the County Council elections next week have been invited to participate.
Speakers and Topics
Invited speakers will introduce various aspects of Skibbereen and its future. Tourism, jobs, the environment and the public realm.
Candidates will be asked to respond and answer questions from the floor.
Please come, all are welcome.
This is a chance to discuss our town and its future with our prospective County Council representatives.
This meeting will be a forerunner of the planned training in Skibbereen by SECAD
“Would you like the chance participate in the process of planning for your local community? Join SECAD for the free My Town, My Plan training programme, funded through the LEADER programme and aimed at community group members and individuals who are interested in planning for their own town and surrounding areas. It will run from Autumn 2019 in your town and will allow neighboring community members to discuss the future of their own area. Groups can choose four of the topics listed below
Theme A: Enterprise and Asset Management:
Developing Community / Social Enterprise
Owning and managing community assets
Incubating and supporting the development of local business and trade
Future opportunities for retail and developing a retail strategy
Communities and Renewable Energy Production
Theme B: Social: Community & Volunteer Supports:
Designing an Age Friendly Town
Developing A Healthy Town Programme
Community financing for development of community services
Social inclusion in our town
Integration of new communities
Theme C: Environment:
Climate Change – How we can make a difference at a community / town level
Eco-Aware Town Design
Creating our Town Biodiversity Development Plan
The first meeting in May 2019 will be critical as it will allow SECAD & trainers from Cork Institute of Technology’s (CIT’s) Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence to shape your specific training programme to be delivered from September 2019.
We need as many people from different backgrounds, interests, ages and cultures to participate. Please take this opportunity to become part of this important process aimed at sustaining your community’s vibrancy and resilience”
THE SECAD MEETING WILL BE AT THE WEST CORK HOTEL SKIBBEREEN MONDAY 27TH MAY 7.00 PM