Let's Develop Our Vision for Community Well-being

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Co. Wicklow PPN is inviting community groups from north east Wicklow to take part in a local event to help develop a vision for community well-being in Bray.

There are two events on Tuesday 19th June 2018 - light refreshments will be provided:

  • 12.30pm in Little Bray Family Resource & Development Centre, Bray
  • 6.30pm in Villa Pacis, Putland Road.   

Following on from a similar process in the west of the county, Co Wicklow PPN is bringing together social inclusion, environment and community development groups to develop a vision for community wellbeing for the Bray Municipal District. The Bray MD stretches from Bray across to Kippure and includes Enniskerry, Powerscourt and Kilmacanogue. 

Helen Howes, Resource Worker for Co Wicklow PPN said “Although we sometimes think about “wellbeing” in terms of good physical and mental health, it can also describe the wider conditions we need as individuals and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. Some of these are things that we can easily measure, like the number of pre-school places, or the speed with which an ambulance can get to a sick person.  Others are less easily measured, such as our pride of place, our heritage and the way in which we all look after each other.   All aspects of wellbeing are connected to each other. So, for example, if we have a poor natural environment, it will affect our mental and physical health as well as our economy.  Wellbeing is seen as a good measure to show how well we are doing.  It can help us to monitor and identify actions that can be undertaken by local and national government as well as by communities to work towards a shared vision.

Community & voluntary groups working in the Bray Municipal District are invited to come along to one of these events and represent their group’s views on how the community can be made as good as it can be for this and future generations. 

For more information and to book a place contact Helen or Grainne Email: countywicklowppn@gmail.com or Tel: 087 189 5145.