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June 01, 2011

County Development Board Commitment to Kilcock

Integrated Services Programme - Kildare County Development Board and Logos - County Kildare Leader Partnership - Kildare County Council

The Integrated Services Programme (ISP), a project of the Kildare County Development Board Plan 2009-2012 has announced the recruitment of Honor Griffin as ISP Coordinator, North Kildare.

Honor's role is that of Local Development Coordinator with her first area of responsibility in North Kildare being Kilcock.  She will lead the development of research into the needs of the local area before asking the County Development Board to nominate representatives on the ground who will agree, based on the identified needs of the community, an Action Plan for Kilcock. 

Clodagh Gorman ISP Director for the County is delighted to welcome Honor to the ISP programme.  Clodagh explained that the ISP North Kildare will be an inter-agency partnership approach to improving the quality of life in the town in terms of social, economic, cultural and recreational infrastructure and services. The expansion of the programme into North Kildare builds on the work to date in Kildare Town.

Honor will oversee research in the coming months across all areas of life in Kilcock.  Once completed a Participation Implementation Team will be developed to include senior staff, with decision-making authority from: HSE, FAS, Garda Siochana, VEC, DSFA, Department of Education, Kildare County Council, County Kildare LEADER Partnership, South Western Regional Drugs Task Force and the business and community sectors in the town. This team will build an action plan based on the needs of Kilcock as outlined by the people of Kilcock.

A Community Participation Strategy is a key element of the programme and will be developed and implemented by County Kildare LEADER Partnership who has the expertise in community development. Honor will assist with inputs as required. County Librarian Breda Gleeson warmly welcomes Honor on behalf of the County Development Board and wishes her well in her new role.

Honor is a native of County Mayo but is now living in Dublin. She recently coordinated a national HSE supported Youth Initiative, Club4U, and has previous experience of local development in both Rural & Urban settings. Honor holds a Masters in Community Development from NUI Galway where she gained practical experience with statutory and community agencies nationally.