If your community group is a member of the Roscommon Public Participation Network, then now is the time make your voice heard and offer support to the PPN representatives nominated onto the various County Council committees.


You can do this by having your group join the linkage group connected to each of these committees.


A linkage group is the coming together of all those interested in a particular Council committee and to enable communication between all of these community “experts” and the nominated PPN representative.



To register an interest in joining a Linkage Group simply email, call 090 6665735 or 086 0478616.


What are Linkage Groups?

  • All PPN membership groups have the option of joining a Linkage Group (to link with a specific committee/s where the PPN is being represented).
  • The Linkage Group discuss and debate issues of relevance to the committee.
  • The Linkage Group and representative engage in 2-way communication on matters relevant to them.
  • The Linkage Group informs the representative on the committee of their views.
  • The representative feeds back to the Linkage Group and is accountable to them.
  • The Linkage Group representatives will be guided by the Representatives charter.
  • The Linkage Group reports to the Plenary annually, through a report issued to the Secretariat.
  • All Linkage Groups members should have the opportunity to agree the contents of the report, where agreement has not been reached this should be stated.


Description of Committees

Roscommon County Childcare Committee: – (1 Rep)

Roscommon County Childcare Committee is one of thirty-three County/City Childcare Committees that have been established throughout the country, to co-ordinate a strategy to promote and develop universal quality childcare that is affordable and accessible to all in the community.

Roscommon Heritage Forum: – (1 Rep)

The function of County Roscommon Heritage Forum is to compile the County Roscommon Heritage Plan and to oversee its implementation. The current County Heritage Plan runs until the end of 2016. The Heritage Forum should be comprised of representatives of bodies and groups involved in the heritage within the county. Heritage Forum members are asked to participate in 4 Heritage Forum meetings per year. The aim of these meetings is to arrange for implementation of actions from the County Roscommon Heritage Plan.

Joint Policing Committee: – 3 Reps – (1 per Municipal District)

The Roscommon County Council Joint Policing Committee (JPC) has been established under the Garda Siochana Act 2005 and the committee includes representatives from the elected members of Roscommon County Council, Oireachtas Members, Garda representatives, representatives from the community and voluntary sector and officials of Roscommon County Council. The function of the Committee is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area.

County Roscommon Rural Transport Forum: – 3 Reps – (1 per Municipal District)

The ROLE of the Transport Forum is to identify transport needs and address transport deficits while applying a social inclusion focus to the design of Transport Services and Models.


Local Community Development Committee: – 5 Reps – (2 Social inclusion, 2 Community and Voluntary, 1 Environment)

LCDCs have primary responsibility for coordinating, planning and overseeing local and community development funding; Bring a more-joined up approach to the implementation of local and community development programmes and interventions, pursuing an integrated approach to local community based services across providers and delivery structures; Drive meaningful citizen and community engagement in the scoping, planning and evaluation of local and community development programmes; Pursue a more cost efficient administration of local and community development programmes and delivery structures, the matching of resources to priorities and better value-for money in the management and delivery of programmes; Focus on learning and feedback, enhancing the links between services delivery and policy development; Pursue opportunities for additional funding for the area, whether exchequer, EU, private or other sources


Environment & Emergency Strategic Policy Committee 2 Reps (1 Env 1 C&V)

River Basin Management Plans

Noise Action Plans

Advertising Signs Policy

Refuse Collection Waiver Scheme

Bye-laws on Storage and Collection of Household waste

Biodiversity Plan

Litter Management Plan

Connaught Waste Management Plan

Rural Water Programme

Civic Amenity Sites and Landfills

Environmental Sustainability Issues

Environmental Awareness / Education

Renewable Energy Projects

Wastewater Discharge Licensing

Group Water Licensing

Major Emergency Management

Fire and Emergency Services


Housing & Corporate Strategic Policy Committee 3 Reps (2 Social Inclusion 1 C&V)

Housing Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2014

Revised Procedure for Repossessing Local Authority Dwellings

Tenant Purchase of Local Authority Houses

Housing Assistance Payment Scheme

Direct Deduction of Rent by the Minister for Social Protection

Rent Scheme -Amendment of section 31 (rent schemes and charges) of Act of 2009

National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016

National Guidelines for the Assessment and Allocation Process for Housing Provision for People with a Disability

National Social Housing Strategy

National Quality Standards Framework for Homeless Services in Ireland

Energy Efficiency/Retrofitting Programme – Information


Economic & Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee 2 Reps (1 Env 1 C&V)

Bye-laws for Development and Management of Cemeteries

Road Maintenance and Improvement Policies

Local Improvement Schemes

Road Safety Issues

Irish Language Plan

Arts Plan

Social Inclusion Plan

Play Policy

Tourism Plan

Library Plan

L.E.C.P. Plan



Planning & Finance Strategic Policy Committee 2 Reps (1 Env 1 C&V)

County Development Plan

Development Contribution Scheme

Local Area Plans

Village Design Statements

Strategic Environmental Assessments and Habitats Assessments

Landscape Character Assessments

Retail Strategy

Heritage Plan

Conservation Issues including Record of Protected Structures

Sustainable Rural Housing Guidelines

Regional Planning Guidelines

Development Management Guidelines and Standards

Control of Quarries

Building Control

Unfinished Housing Estates