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Goleen and District Community Council Elections
A National Election in the past week we, Goleen and District Community Council, have decided to hold our own election. It is hard to believe that 3 years have passed since the last Goleen & District Community Council Elections. In this time the Community Council has
grown from strength to strength, working on numerous issues to help our Community. In the last 3 years, we have seen great difficulty nationally on many fronts, mainly employment, which is an area the Community Council can have most satisfaction in as we are one of the biggest employers in the area with many workers under different schemes. This has been a main focus for us and we are glad to have added a new work scheme again in the past
couple of years. Thanks to these schemes and the excellent workers, we are in a position to take on projects beyond anyone's imagination for any community group. We have worked closely with West Cork Development Partnership, Cork County Council, HSE, Local Link and many more. The commitment from each member of the Community Council has to be commended.
This is totally Community Voluntary, as you all know, and to make sure we can face the future to continue this great work, to keep our work schemes going and all other works we undertake, we will need a strong Community Council going forward. The Community Council is fortunate
that we have a weekly newsletter to get the news out to every home in the peninsula and beyond. We want to promote our Community Council elections through this channel. The Election process will be open and transparent, as it should be in any democratic society.
We have 8 electoral areas in our parish. These are from Area A to Area H
Area A is Cannawee, Gortbrack, Barleycove, Lissagriffin and Cahir.
Area B Crookhaven, Ardslough, Ballyvoge and Letter;
Area C Goleen Village, Colleras and Boulysallagh;
Area D Balteen, Dunkelly, Kilbrown, Cloughanekilleen and Milleen;
Area E Ballydevlin, Ballyrisode, Kealfadda and Enaughter East;
Area F Toormore, Gurtyowen, Dunmanus, and Kealfadda
Area G Lowertown, Gunpoint and Derryleary and Cove
Area H Drishane, Rathoora, Lissacaha and Ardravinna.
We seek nominations of people over the age of 18 residing in these areas. Each person must be nominated by two other people from the same area. If the Community Council get 3 or more nominations for people, who are interested in joining the Community Council in any one of these 8 areas, we will hold elections in that area. If we have got two nominations for any area, these two people will be deemed elected in that area. Please note that you can only nominate someone in your own area. You must have the agreement of the person you are nominating. If anyone is interested in running, but are not sure of the process, they can contact me personally. If they want a list of names in the area they are interested in running in, they can get it also from Goleen & District Community Council. The date for nominations is open from Thursday February 23rd to 5pm Friday March 3rd.
Please forward your nominations in two ways:
1. By email to email@example.com
2. By post to Michael Collins, Chairman, Goleen & District Community Council, Lowertown, Schull, Co. Cork.
Remember: No later than 5 o'clock on Friday March 3rd. For more info contact Michael Collins: 0863174606
Beach Clean Up by new local gropup
Thanks to everyone who turned up to help at our beach clean on Sunday 26th February at Barleycove! If your interested in protecting and learning about the enviroment there is a new group called Mizen Eco Warriors on Twitter ( @Mizen_EW ) and Facebook Mizen Eco Warriors