Useful Documents


This is a collected list of resources that may be useful to you while working with the PPN and your LEN. Our thanks to the PPNs involved in creating these documents and providing them on their own websites.

**These documents have been collated on request from environmental representatives. This list is constantly being updated. If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see included, please email**


Getting Started: Understanding the PPN

View Fingal PPNs Plain English guide to the PPN. This explains the Fingal PPN in clear and accurate language. Some details will vary in each county, such as the number of people on each committee, but the core structure is the same.




PPN Guidance Documents

PPN User Guide (May 2016)

Roles, Rights and Responsibilities of a PPN Representative (Taken from Public Participation Networks – A User Guide, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, May 2016)


Documents of interest

First National Public Participation Network Conference 2017 Report

Public Participation Networks Annual Report 2016


Examples of workplans

DLR Workplan 2017

Fingal PPN Workplan 2016-2018


Examples of policy documents

Galway City Community Network – Policies and Positions

Meath Environmental Network – Renewable Energy Strategy for Co. Meath 2017

Roscommon Heritage Forum – Co. Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017 – 2021, incorporating Roscommon Biodiversity Plan

Limerick – motion to ban balloon and sky lantern releases

Waterford – Actions to ban single use plastics, created by One World Centre and Plastic Free Waterford. This was presented to the council along with a petition with over 1000 local signatures. It has now been adopted by Waterford County Council.


Promoting your PPN and Environmental College

These are free to use to to promote your PPN. They have a national focus. If you would like them altered to be specific to your county, please email

Infograph: Benefits fo joining your PPN

Infograph: Benefits of joining your PPN

Poster: advertising for new environmental groups

Poster: advertising for new environmental groups












Local Environmental Networks


Governance documents (examples and templates)

Model Consitution for unincorporated bodies


Promoting your Local Environmental Network

These are free to promote Local Environmental Networks. Click any image below to download a printable pdf of all three flyers. Suggested print size for best quality: A5.

For information on your counties Local Environmental Network, including contact details where available, click here.

LEN flyer version 1

LEN flyer version 1

LEN flyer version 2

LEN flyer version 2

LEN flyer version 3

LEN flyer version 3

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