Kilkenny PPN is seeking a Community & Voluntary nomination for Strategic Policy Committee 2

  • SPC 2: Transportation Policy, Mobility Management, and Water Services

Please select one of the below links to access the nomination form.  Also included is information about becoming a PPN representative.

SPC Nomination Form (Word Document) | SPC Nomination Form (Print Version)

The Representatives PPN Handbook

PLEASE RETURN BY 5.00PM, Monday 1st April 2024 (Extended Date)

N.B Candidate Form must be completed to ensure a valid nomination. Information provided on the Candidate Form will be circulated to ALL MEMBERS of the PPN

Guidelines for Nominations

  • Nominating organisations must be registered with Kilkenny PPN
  • Nominations can only be made with the candidate’s knowledge and approval
  • Community Groups can nominate one candidate only. If community groups nominate more than one candidate, the first nomination received will be accepted
  • Nomination Forms must be received by Kilkenny PPN on or before 5.00PM, Monday 1st April 2024 (Extended Date)
  • Ballot papers will include candidates name and nominating organisation as per nomination form.
  • Candidates can withdraw their nominations up to 5.00PM, Monday 1st April 2024 (Extended Date)

What are SPC’s and what policy areas do they cover?

Strategic Policy Committees

What are they?
The statutory basis for Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) is set out in section 48 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by section 41 of the 2014 Act.

SPC’s: –

  • Assist the council in the formulation, development, and review of policy;
  • Reflect the major functions or services of a local authority within the broader context;
  • Are tailored to the size, membership, and administrative resources of a local authority but generally be 5 in number; and
  • Have one-third of their membership drawn from sectors relevant to the committees’ work.

Each local authority has established SPC’s which bring together both elected members, and people actively working with social, economic, cultural, and environmental bodies to develop and review policies related to council services.

The SPCs thus provide elected members with external views as they discharge their strategic role in the development of the local authority, including their policy development and oversight roles within the local authority.

The elected representatives have a similar role to that of a board of directors. The SPC system provides them with a better focus and enhanced capacity for involvement in policy formulation, review, and evaluation with inbuilt assistance of relevant sectoral interests and the support of a Director of Services.

SPCs prepare the groundwork for policies which are then decided on by the local authority, including as appropriate at the municipal district level. Accordingly, local sectoral interests, including trade unions, farming, environmental, and community & voluntary sectors, along with the business community, constitute one-third of the membership of SPCs.

The council is and remains the decision-making authority, and it is the task of the SPCs, as committees of the council, only to advise and assist the council in its work.

The success of the SPCs is crucially dependent on the active involvement of councillors and on a positive mindset from all involved.

To find out what areas each SPC covers, click on the below link:


For more information, contact Bortha or Brian on 056 7794255 or email