Cork County Council
County Cork has a population of 399,216 (2011 Census), which represents a 10.3% increase over the 2006 Census. The county is served by 55 councillors, representing eight municipal districts, the largest elected assembly outside of Dublin.
There are 186,200 households in County Cork and there are 302,642 names on the 2011/2012 Register of Electors.
Cork County Council is in charge of the delivery of many services across the county, including road infrastructure and maintenance, social housing support, environmental services, fire and emergency services, recreation and amenities, playgrounds, planning and development, library network, waste and water management.
My role as a member of Cork County Council
As a member of Cork County Council I am obliged to attend the following meetings:
Full Council Meeting of Cork County Council – 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in Council Chambers, County Hall, Cork
Northern Division Meeting – 3rd Monday of the month in County Council Offices, Mallow
Municipal District Meeting – 1st Friday of the month in County Council Offices – Shared between five towns in the District: Buttevant, Kanturk, Mallow, Millstreet & Newmarket
Development Committee – 3rd Friday of the month in Council Chambers, County Hall, Cork
Social Inclusion & Community Strategic Policy Committee – Four meetings per year in County Hall, Cork
Economic Development & Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee – Four meetings per year in County Hall, Cork
All members of the above committees can submit motions or/and questions relating to local and national policy, improvements to our current services or indeed creation of new services which are discussed in detail. A consensus is taken from each motion/question and a policy for same is agreed within Cork County Council.
I have also been nominated by Cork County Council as a board member of Cork Sports Partnership who have a board meeting quarterly. Cork Sports Partnership was established in 2002 with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in Cork. The Partnership provides a leadership role for the co-ordination, development and delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities in Cork. This is achieved through the provision of information and support, facilitation of education and training opportunities and supporting the development and implementation of programmes and events that encourage greater participation in physical activity.