LCDC’s key role in delivery of public services

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsLCDC’s key role in delivery of public servicesBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 754 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlimerickLimerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)Local Economic and Community Plan Printcenter_img Previous articleBreastCheckNext articleAdults bully too (Editorial) Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is playing a key role in the development of a six-year Local Economic and Community Plan for the city and county.Established last year under the Government plan for effective local government, the committee comprises of 17 members drawn from both the statutory and non public and non-statutory socio-economic partners across Limerick and has oversight and responsibility for local development and community-related funding.The LCDC is now working with the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority to deliver the strategy, which is expected to be published in December. The plan will feature an integrated approach to local authority community development programmes, local development programmes funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) and those funded by other Departments.Committee chairperson, Cllr Eddie Ryan said that the work of the LCDC will be “underpinned by a collaborative approach at local and central government level to support the streamlining of local development structures, as well as to ensure more targeted resource allocation and sustainable funding arrangements for Limerick”.“Our key focus is to make sure that the delivery of public services is carried out in a way that is responsive to specific local needs and circumstances, and that all of Limerick benefits directly from State-funded local and community development interventions,” said Cllr Ryan.Director of Services Josephine Cotter-Coughlan said a process of identifying actions that will strengthen and develop the economic and community sectors is underway. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Releases Funky Remix Of Spoon’s “Can I Sit Next To You”

first_imgAd-Rock, the former Beastie Boys member, just released a remix of Spoon’s cowbell-heavy “Can I Sit Next To You”, off the group’s ninth studio album, last year’s Hot Thoughts.While Hot Thoughts already showed the Austin, Texas-based indie-rock band exploring more funk-inspired stylings, the Beastie Boy rapper heightens this vibe with his remix of “Can I Sit Next To You”. In Ad-Rock’s reimagining of the Spoon song, the rapper, guitarist, and actor reconstructs “Can I Sit Next To You”, isolating the song’s propulsive and prominent bass and drums and the airy vocals laid out by Spoon singer Britt Daniel and relayering them.Currently, Spoon has plans to tour with Grizzly Bear for seven shows in June, spanning from June 18th to June 30th, in addition to an upcoming leg of their current tour, which begins on May 13th in Nashville. As for Ad-Rock, he has teamed with Mike D, the other surviving member of the Beastie Boys, to release a memoir due out in the fall. The highly anticipated book has been in the works since 2013.You can take a listen to Ad-Rock’s remix of Spoon’s “Can I Sit Next To You” below.Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” (Ad-Rock Remix)[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

City Considering Smoking Ban At City Parks

first_img“No Smoking” signs have been posted at Liberty Park for three years, however an ordinance is not in place.Batesville officials are considering a measure to ban smoking in city parks.The proposal by the Batesville Parks and Recreation Board was brought up during the city council meeting Monday evening.If the ordinance is passed, smoking would not be allowed at Liberty Park, South St. Park, Brum Woods, the Batesville Ballplex, or the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park. There has been signage posted at the park against smoking for three years, however, an ordinance to ban smoking is currently not in place.While city council members are in agreement that a smoking ban for the pavilion would be effective against second-hand smoke, some said the measure is too extensive.“I think we are getting carried away. I would love to see [smoking banned] in the pavilion,” said Council member Bob Narwold. “I don’t smoke. I don’t like to be around smoke and I have sense enough that if someone is smoking to walk away.”If the smoking ban is passed, complaints would be handled by law enforcement. Narwold and Council member Beth Myers both expressed concern over police being utilized for that type of violation.Myers remarked, “To start calling and have a police officer dispatched because we have an ordinance that now says you can’t smoke in the park, or one of the park areas, to me is not a very good use of police time.”Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt indicated that it may be less of a law enforcement issue and more of a health concern.“I don’t think it’s a case that if the ordinance is passed that we will be sitting out there waiting to catch somebody,” Holt explained.Batesville Park Board President Bob Fitzpatrick informed council that he hasn’t received any feedback from citizens regarding the proposal. Mayor Rick Fledderman decided to table the proposal and more discussions will be held.Should an ordinance be passed to ban smoking at city parks? Share your opinion on our Facebook page!last_img read more