Annual General Meeting and Election notice.
700 million watched the Giro D'Italia !
When the Giro d'Italia passed through Balbriggan on Sunday 11 May 2014, the estimated 700 million people around the world watching the event enjoyed a glimpse of Balbriggan. Thankfully the people of Balbriggan including the community council with limited time and resources managed to get out there and pink up the town. With some of the buildings along our main street boarded up, we managed to paint them pink in order to brighten up the aspect of the town. Also passing through on the day was the Suicide Awareness race which boasted 3,000 riders and gained a great deal of support and recognition for a worthy cause.
Pink is the colour
The Giro d'talia captured passing through Balbriggan
We are pleased to announce that our first AGM will take place in Febuary 2015. The democratic election of members of the community to the main executive committee or board of directors will mean the stepping down of those who are currently on the steering committee and the introduction of the first elected community council members.
Members of the community are welcomed, encouraged and above all entitled to nominate themselves or others for a place on Balbriggan Community Council.
Any person interested in becoming an elected member can put themselves forward for nomination and should do so two weeks before the date of the AGM.
As set out in the Constitution, members must be over the age of 18 and must reside in the general area of Balbriggan, Balrothery and Balscadden.
The date for the AGM will be announced 1 month prior to the meeting itself and nomination forms will be made available in outlets through out the district.
Things you may wish to consider
Serving your community can be immensely rewarding, as is evident by the success of other community councils throughout the country. However, it should be borne in mind that there is a time commitment involved, as attendance at meetings and work away from the meeting table is required.
We have provided links below to some community councils that may be of interest. It is worth looking at some of these community councils in order to gain a sense of their achievements and an appreciation of the type of work involved in the running of a community council. Click on the town of your choice.
Our recent meeting with some of the newly elected representatives
Councillors JP Brown(FG),Barry Martin(PBP) and Brian Dennehy(\(\(\(\(\(FF) were in attendance after a request was sent to the eight newly elected representatives of the Balbriggan Ward. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce ourselves to our local councillors.
The meeting was positive from start to finish and it was agreed that we could work together for the betterment of Balbriggan and surrounding areas.
We on the steering committee of Babriggan Community Council would like to extend our thanks to the councillors for their attendance and the positive, friendly and engaging manner in which they allowed us to make our introduction.
With many thanks to Balbriggan.info for reporting on our meeting
It is difficult to progress without funding and insurance. Our recent cake sale was the first step in raising much-needed funds. This was followed up with a bag packing effort in Balbriggan SuperValu, and we also received a generous private donation.
These funds allowed the community council to take out public liability insurance.With insurance in place the committee extended its fundraising to a street collection, which was also very successful. Web site hosting was also purchased.
Fundraising will be ongoing and details of future fundraising efforts will be advertised on this site and in our newsletters.
The community council would like to thank everyone who supported and donated at these recent events and we hope that the community will continue to support us in every way possible.
Alice Davis ,Anne Marie Brady , Sean Barry and Jaquiline donnell
The community council's recent fundraising events
Balbriggan community Councils
Balbriggan Open Day
Official AGM Notice for Balbriggan Community Council
Thursday 26th Febuary,7:45 upstairs in the Milestone
The first AGM of the community council will see the stepping down of the current members of the steering comittee and the election of members nominated by the community. Nomination boxes are available at Molly's Cafe on Bridge St and Flemington community centre. Nomination forms are also available from members of the current committee.Forms must be completed and returned by the 17th of "Febuary". Please explore the site for more information on the possibilities for the future, your nomination, participation and involvement.
You can also download a nomination form by clicking below
Balbriggan Comunity Council's first AGM finally done and dusted
From left: Cllr Malachy Quinn, Sean Barry, Cllr Tony Murphy, Kathleen Hamond, Alice Davis, Frank Snowe, Ann Marie Brady, Jaquiline Donnell, Brigid Dervan,Peader Kelly, Cllr JP Brown and Michael Gill from Malahide Community Forum who acted as chair for the AGM and who also gave a very interesting insight to the running of a Community Council and the workings of the Malahide Community Forum.
Fourteen people were nominated for the new committee. A few were unable to accept due to other commitments and we appreciate this as the the new roles can be time consuming. The new members of the Community Council are Sean Barry, Kathleen Hammond , AnnMarie Brady, Frank Snowe, Alice Davis, Brigid Dervan, Betsy Abu, Peader Kelly and Jaquiline Donnell.
Our thanks to the outgoing members for there work during the past year and we know that they will be there to help when we and the community need it. Thanks also to Michael Gill of the Malahide Community Forum; the Milestone for their continued support and use of their rooms including the Harvest where our meetings have been conducted. Finally a special thanks to those who came to the AGM to show their support.