Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Council seeks residents' views on living here

Kildare County Council is asking for views on the Kildare Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021, writes Brian Byrne.

The Plan is in the public consultation phase until 11 September, and the Council is particularly focusing on how the current demographic of the county's population impacts on the life of today's residents.

These are the key elements of that demographic — Kildare has grown by more than 70 percent in the last 20 years and is now home to five percent of Ireland's total population. More than one in two of Kildare residents live in the ten largest towns. Over 40 percent of the total workforce work outside the county. Kildare now has the third youngest population in the state.

A short survey on how people feel about living and working in Kildare is available here.  The consultation is being carried out under the direction of Lorcan Griffin, Executive Planner, Kildare Co Council.

A detailed baseline report has been prepared in conjunction with Maynooth University to inform the preparation of the plan. The plan will use the findings of this report, the survey and other targeted consultation to help set out objectives and actions for economic and community development in the county over the next six years.

To find out more and how else you can get involved go here.