Westmeath Public Participation Network

A Vision for Community Wellbeing – Have your say!

It will affect you and your community, it will influence policy and guide the work of the PPN and its representatives in influencing policy and working towards achieving your community’s goals

Westmeath Public Participation Network (WPPN) needs your help to lead a Vision for Community Wellbeing. We need to know what do we need for the wellbeing of the communities of Westmeath? and we want to hear from your group and all the groups and organisations in Westmeath.

To develop a Vision for Community Wellbeing means thinking about what we have and what we need to help Westmeath to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours.

One thing everyone agrees on is that we would like our community to be the very best it can be. We really want to hear from your group, what is important to you. Please take this valuable opportunity to influence future policy and have your say:

– Thursday 30th May 2019 at 7pm in Bloomfield House Hotel Mullingar

What is Community Wellbeing
Community Wellbeing is all about what we need as individuals and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. We want to find out about our pride of place, our heritage and the way in which we all look after each other. All aspects of wellbeing are connected to each other. For example, if our natural environment is poor, it will affect our mental and physical health as well as our economy. In other words, all the parts of our community wellbeing are interconnected.

Westmeath PPN is very excited to be part of the community wellbeing project and want to find out community wellbeing in relation to; social and community development; environment and sustainability; work, economy and resources; health; values, culture and meaning; and participation, democracy and good governance.

But we NEED you to Tell us….. please book your place or as many of your group who want to attend are welcome, to come to the consultations and have your say!

Come on Get Involved.

Book your place, to have your say and participate in the consultation on community wellbeing, by contact Brigid or Margaret info@westmeathppn.ie or 044-9332157

Additional explanation of the 6 Headings Westmeath PPNs will using to look at Community Wellbeing

Social & Community Development – How can we be an inclusive community where we support each other and ensure no one is left out? What are the important social services and facilities we need to live well from childhood to old age?

Environment & Sustainability – How do we value our natural environment and man-made heritage? What can be done to conserve, protect and restore these? How can we interact with the environment in a sustainable way, and hand it on to the next generation in a better state?

Work, Economy & Resources – How can our communities thrive economically, with good jobs, and supports for enterprise, business and for people not in work? What resources do we have and are they used effectively and sustainable without causing harm to social and environmental sustainability?

Health – How can all members of our community enjoy the best possible physical and mental health? What about people with special needs, older people, and carers?

Values, Culture & Meaning – What is needed to ensure that everyone both feels, and actually is, included and valued, and that our different values and cultures are respected and nurtured? What are the important parts of our culture that we want to hand on to future generations?

Participation, Democracy & Good Governance – What is necessary to ensure that our local government structures support the wellbeing of our community for this and future generations? What is necessary to ensure that we have a voice in the decisions that affect us and that all voices are being heard?

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