PPN Environment College Guide


Members of the Sligo PPN Environment College have come together to draft a list of questions, that community groups and individuals can consider, when looking at the Sligo County Development Plan,  and the impact that it might have on their area.

The County Development Plan sets out a plan for County Sligo for the next 8 years.

The Environmental College of Sligo PPN encourages all community organisations and others with an interest in the future development of County Sligo to make their views known by submitting to the Council their comments, observations and suggestions in relation to the Plan. Specifically, the public has the opportunity to make known their views regarding environmentally sustainable development of their County and local communities.
To assist in reviewing the Draft CDP and preparing submissions to the Council, the Environmental College has prepared a guiding document.  It suggests that communities give some consideration to the following CDP headings and make recommendations as to how, for the wellbeing of local residents and future generations, they might be addressed in an environmentally sustainable manner


Annual Sligo Street Sleep, 30th September, Simon Week 2016

Simon Week is from 26th Sept to 2nd of October nationally and the aim of this week is to increase awareness of homelessness and associated issues in Ireland.

The Annual Sligo Street Sleep is on Fri 30th Sept  as part of Simon Week and the charity are urging business people and individuals from all walks of life to sign up today,  you must be willing to collect sponsorship as the charity rely heavily on fundraising and donations to provide vital services.  Please e mail mary@northwestsimon.ie if you are interested. You must be over 18 years to take part in the Street Sleep.  Each participant will get a certificate and go home with the satisfaction that they have helped a local cause who are assisting and supporting people who are struggling in the Sligo area.  If any local business wishes to sponsor the Street Sleep please contact the homeless charity on 087 7708865.le

PEACE IV Programme (2014 – 2020)

Sligo is to benefit from the PEACE IV Programme (2014 – 2020) with an indicative budget advised of €860,866.

The PEACE IV Programme is a cross-border initiative, financed through the European      Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  It has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.  In addition to supporting peace and reconciliation the ERDF also contributes to the promotion of social and economic stability, in particular through actions to promote cohesion between communities.

Further information in relation to the PEACE IV Programme and the proposed Sligo PEACE Action Plan is available to view here

It is important in the development of the Sligo PEACE Action Plan that the views of individuals, groups and agencies are invited, considered and taken on board in order to inform the Council and the LCDC in this process.

The following is proposed in this regard:

  • Hold two Public Information sessions to take place in the two Municipal District areas of Sligo, and Ballymote/Tubbercurry
  • Carry out an on-line survey to seek responses to certain relevant matters
  • Hold a number of Focus group meetings for agencies delivering certain relevant services already in Sligo
  • Have regard to the public consultation process recently carried out in the compiling of the County Sligo Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021
  • Learn from feedback from previous PEACE programmes and evaluations of other relevant programmes
  • Seek written submissions from interested parties’ with immediate effect

Written submissions are hereby invited from interested parties to inform the Sligo PEACE Action Plan process and are to be received by 4pm on Monday 18th July 2016 to peaceactionplan@sligococo.ie


Sligo PPN

The Sligo PPN team would like to wish our colleague Aneta the very best of luck in her future life as today is, sadly, her last day with us.  Aneta was responsible for our very informative e-bulletin and will be greatly missed.