LOCAL COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEES
Presentation to Kildare County
Councillors
March 31st 2014
1. Content
• Context
• Local Community Development Committees- Role,
Structure
• Timeline- Next Steps
• Glossary
2. Context
• Putting People First
• Local Government Reform Act 2014
Greater
Efficiences
Improvements
to local
government
funding
Accountability
and
Governance
Citizen Focus
• Dissolution of County Development Boards
• Establishment of Local Community Development
Committees (LCDC) in 31 local authorities
• Builds on but not the same as CDB
• Final guidelines expected in April
Lead in
Economic and
Community
Development
3. Local Community Development
Committee (LCDC)
Role
• Develop six year economic and community plan
• Implement, monitor and review community plan
• Co-ordinate, manage, oversee local and community
development programmes
• Seek to ensure effectiveness, co-ordination-avoid
duplication
• Responsible for Local Community Development Programme
–social inclusion (from July 2014)
• Responsible for local action group (LAG) to submit and
oversee Rural Development Programme
• While economic element of the plan under local authority
(SPC), required to dovetail and compliment community plan as
part of an overall Local Economic and Community Plan
4. Local Community Development
Committee (LCDC)
Membership
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Elected representatives (2/3)
Local authority (1)
State agencies (3)
Private sector interests (8) from the following
-Partnership Companies
-Community and Voluntary interests
-Social Inclusion interests
-Other civic interests including- business/employer interests
-Farming and agriculture interests
-Trade union interests
-Environmental interests
-Community development bodies.
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5. LCDC Membership continued
Qualities
• Respect
• Professional approach and commitment to the LCDC
• Ability to make decisions on behalf of
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organisation/group/sector
Team player, an ability to work collaboratively
Committed to supporting local communities to develop
sustainably
Empathy and understanding of social inclusion causes and
outcomes
Advocacy and negotiation skills
Action and follow through on commitments given
Ability to think, work and act strategically on behalf of the
whole county
6. Next steps (from docs available)
March
April/May
July
October
-Dissolution of CDB
-Establish LCDC
-LCDC takes
responsibility for of
contracts and funding
under the current
Local community
development
programme (LCDP)
-Local Action Group
-Agree delivery
submit plan for Kildare mechanism for LCDP
rural development
2015/2016
programme under
LCDC
-Final guidelines
available outlining the
governance of the LCDC
-Final guidelines
available to prepare the
community element of
the local economic and
community plan
-National draft
submission to Europe for
rural development
programme
-Review of LCDP
underway
-NUIM- NIRSA
commissioned to
provide profile for the
county
-Membership
agreed in
consultation with
CPG
-Resolution passed
by council to
establish the LCDC
-First meeting of
LCDC April/early
May
-Commence work
on preparation of
community element
of Local Economic
and Community
plan
-Community elements
of community and
economic plan
complete
-New Local
Community
Development
Programme plan
2015-2016 complete
-Tender process for
LCDP commence
2015-2016
December
7. Glossary
Glossary of Terms
-Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
DECLP
-Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
DPER
-Local Community Development Committees
LCDC
-Local Community Development Programme
LCDP
(social inclusion programme currently run through Partnership Companies)
-Local Action Group
LAG
-Local Enterprise Office
LEO
-National University of Ireland Maynooth
NUIM
-Rural Development Programme
RDP
(rural development programme currently run through LEADER Partnership Companies)
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