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November 20, 2013

Celbridge people to have their say in shaping plan for the town

ispA new community survey is now available on-line and in the community library in Celbridge.

The purpose of the survey is to capture thoughts and views on Celbridge. The survey will be used to develop an Action plan for the Celbridge community through the Integrated Services Programme (ISP).

The ISP was established as an innovative initiative of Kildare County Development Board in 2010. It was developed largely to operationalize the plans and thinking of the CDB. The ISP brings together statutory agencies, local community and business representatives and elected members to develop and implement and area plan on evidence/research. The ISP takes a whole town approach to respond to social, economic, tourism, cultural, recreation and educational needs.

The ISP is established in two towns to date- Kildare town and Kilcock. Work has commenced to establish the programme in Celbridge.

The first step of the ISP is to carry out research in Celbridge. The priorities agreed are based on researched needs and a collaborative structure composed of ISP stakeholders oversee and progress the actions.

This ISP research and planning process in Celbridge involves reviews of relevant planning documentation in addition to extensive consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the statutory, business and community / voluntary sectors.

This survey is a great opportunity to let the ISP know what is working well and what the gaps in Celbridge are. The survey is part of local area research. The vision of the plan is to support Celbridge through collaborative working to become a sustainable and socially cohesive community which meets the health, employment, education, safety, infrastructural, recreation and cultural needs of all residents.

Honor Griffin, ISP Coordinator, said ‘the Celbridge Community have welcomed the ISP and have been very open and engaging through the research consultations to date. This survey is intended for adults living or working in Celbridge that wish to have their views heard. The survey should take between 3 and 5 minutes to complete. ’

Survey link as follows:

Hard copies of the survey are available in Celbridge Community Library.

The Survey will close on 6th December 2013.