Invitation to Project Promoters & Community Groups
Re: Alignment of Local Government & Local Development
You may recall that following the publication in October 2012 of Minister Hogan reform proposals in ‘Putting People First – Action Programme for Effective Local Government’
SKDP held a number of community meetings on the issue in February 2013 and a large public meeting in the CYMS Hall in Killorglin in May 2013.
Over the last two months there have been a number of serious developments on the alignment issue – that could have very far reaching consequences for SKDP and the work we do in South Kerry. These recent developments could make it impossible for SKDP to survive and continue to provide the range of economic, community and social supports it delivers to communities in South Kerry. I attach a one page briefing document that synopsises the issues.
In order to fully brief our communities and project beneficiaries on recent developments
SKDP will hold four public meetings as follows
Tuesday April 1st – 8pm – The Ring of Kerry Hotel Cahersiveen
Wednesday April 2nd – 8pm – Brooklane Hotel Kenmare
Tuesday April 8th – 8pm – Travel Inn Killarney
Wednesday April 9th – 8pm – SKDP Offices Library Place Killorglin.
These meetings will provide a detailed briefing to all groups on recent developments and their
potential impact on the work of SKDP in South Kerry. There will also be an opportunity for
you to ask questions/ make contributions from the floor. Action to be taken by communities
in response to the latest developments will be agreed.
These meetings are vitally important and I would urge you to please attend your local
meeting to show your support for South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd and the work
that we do in South Kerry. Otherwise there is a real danger that the community led bottom up
approach to local economic & community development, as implemented by SKDP, will be
lost to South Kerry.
I look forward to seeing you at your local meeting.
Chief Executive Officer