Some notes on areas for an action plan
Possibility of using an electronic survey - survey monkey to do some initial information gathering via current email addresses of mine, the community alliance group and via the village facebook page.
Need to explore the potential of a community enterprise structure - >http://alternativeeconomicorganising.wordpress.com/
Need to consider a decision making and governance structure.
Need to explore potential funding for many of the activities.
People – Early years – youth – families – elderly: Audit of needs
Services – what we have and what’s required for the area into the future
Employment – audit of what we have, the potential, the needs, the future needs – River –Fishing- Farming- Tourism – Heritage- Services -
Educational – Early years – Primary – Secondary – Tertiary – Adult – Community
Environmental – Transport – Housing – The river, The land – drinking water
Energy – future issues and how to meet these
Health – prevention – alternatives – access
Volunteer section - Human Resources to implement a plan
· Questionnaire based on key areas as above
· Community meeting with stakeholders – representative of all groups in the community
Irish Country Woman’s Association
Gaultier Historical group
Friends of Cheekpoint Quay
St Vincent De Paul
· A public consultation highlighting areas of interest, ideas generated, further input/critique
· Write up of main plan followed by further consultation
Should we look for outside expertise to oversee the plan, bring some objectivity
Should we look for funding, and if so from where?
Need for a template around implementing the plan, needs to be SMART at a minimum
Need to initiate discussion, generate ideas, bring some critical analysis to getting peoples ideas around current/future issues ; environmental, social, economic
Need to identify some people to support this based on their current critical analysis and vision for a better future