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Co-Design Workshops

PEACEPLUS Community Consultation & Co-Design Sessions

All sessions are public and open. Just turn up.

Area

Date

Time

Location

The Moor

Tuesday, May 17th

10am – 12pm

The Verbal Arts Centre

The Moor

Tuesday, May 17th

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Corn Beef Tin

District Wide

Monday, May 23rd

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Online

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Thematic / Section 75

/ Good Relations

Tuesday, May 24th

9.45am – 11.45am

Holywell DCCP

Thematic / Section 75

/ Good Relations

Tuesday, May 24th

2.30pm – 4.30pm

St Columb’s Park House

Derg

Monday, May 30th

7pm – 9pm

Derg Valley Care

Strabane

Tuesday, May 31st

10am – 12pm

Alley Theatre / Library

Waterside

Tuesday, June 7th

10am – 12pm

Waterside Theatre

Foyleside

Tuesday, June 7th

1pm – 3pm

Rosemount Resource Centre

Faughan

Tuesday, June 7th

4pm – 6pm

Mullabuoy Centre, Lettershandony

Ballyarnett

Thursday, June 9th

10am – 12pm

Shantallow Community Centre

Sperrin

Thursday, June 9th

3pm – 5pm

Learmount Resource Centre

Youth

Tuesday, June 21st

7pm – 9pm

St.Columb’s Park House

Advance registration is not required. For any further information or particular requirements, please contact [email protected]

Communities and Individuals encouraged to engage now in PEACEPLUS Co-design process.

Derry City and Strabane District Council has announced the formation of its PEACEPLUS Partnership Board and is encouraging local communities and interested individuals to engage in the PEACEPLUS consultation and co-design phase.

Theme 1 is ‘Building Peaceful and Thriving Communities’. Under Theme 1.1 there are ‘Co-designed Local Community PEACE Action Plans’ with a provisional figure of €90m spread across the participating local councils in Northern Ireland and the border counties. Under the previous PEACE programme, PEACE IV, council received £6.7million which was distributed over 65 projects and benefitted around 7000 local people. The scale of PEACEPLUS is expected to be slightly larger.

At a council level, Theme 1.1 requires councils to create a co-designed Local Community PEACE Action Plan. After significant local awareness raising, the local PEACEPLUS Partnership Board has recently been established as the first step in that process. ‘I’d like to congratulate all those who have come through the nominations and selections process represent their communities and agencies on the new Board,’ said Mayor, Alderman Graham Warke. The 34 strong board includes community representation from local community planning structures across the council geography; social partners from wider thematic or identity based community groups, local councilors from a range of political parties and statutory agencies.

Newly elected Chair of the PEACEPLUS Board, Derek Moore (NW Cultural Partnership), explained ‘A co-designed action plan means that what is put into the plan, what is included in the bid to secure the funding, as well as the management of that plan in eventually delivering projects, will be a partnership process all done in the public interest.’  Co-Chair, Jacki Connolly (Ballyarnett Local Growth Partnership), emphasized ‘Now is the most vital time for groups to engage. We need your ideas. Help us to gather not just evidence of what is needed, but to design cross-community projects that can meet that local need and make a significant and lasting contribution to peace and reconciliation. If an idea is ultimately to be funded, it has to be included in the process now, before the funding bid is submitted.’

Welcoming the formation of the PEACEPLUS Partnership Board Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive of the SEUPB said: “We are delighted with the progress that the Council is making in preparing the groundwork for delivery of its new local community Peace Action Plan for PEACEPLUS. This Programme has enormous potential, not only will it build upon what has been supported in the past, but there is an opportunity to fund many more projects and initiatives which will empower local community partnerships and make a lasting contribution to the on-going peace we enjoy.”

“All of the local authorities across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland will be involved in the creation of local community Peace Action Plans. These plans will be developed in partnership with local people, ensuring that they are responsive to their needs and will deliver at a grass-roots cross-community level. I look forward to hearing more about the Council’s progress over the coming weeks, as it works through the consultation phase and co-creates a new Action Plan that will make a real and tangible difference for the years ahead,” she continued.

The local community PEACEPLUS action plan will be centred around three core themes: Local community regeneration and transformation; Thriving and peaceful communities; and Building respect for all cultural identities.