Community Group Name :
Clare County Council

Type of Community Group:
Local Authority

Contact Name:
Catherine O'Hara

Email:

Website:

Phone Number:
065-6821616

Address:
New Road, Ennis, Co Clare



Profile:
Clare County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Clare, excluding the Ennis and Kilrush urban areas. The council is responsible for the provision of important services.

Mission statement

Pursuing excellence through service delivery and inclusive partnership to advance the social, cultural, economic and environmental development of County Clare.
Introduction

Clare County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Clare, excluding the Ennis and Kilrush urban areas. The council is responsible for the provision of a number of important services. These are delivered through eight programme groups:

* Housing and Building
* Road Transportation and Safety
* Water Supply and Sewerage (Water Services)
* Development Incentives and Control
* Environmental Protection
* Recreation and Amenity
* Agriculture, Education, Health & Welfare
* Miscellaneous

In the provision of these services Clare County Council play a key role in community development, with the services interacting with each other and with services provided by other agencies to aid development in the following sectors:

* Economic through provision of roads, water and sewerage, industrial sites, urban renewal, waste management
* Social housing, community activities
* Environmental pollution prevention, waste management, water services
* Infrastructure provision and operation / maintenance roads, water services, housing
* Tourism development, amenities, heritage, arts and culture open spaces, amenities, libraries, heritage, museum, arts activities
* Consumer protection fire service, road safety, civil defence, building regulation, development control, other regulatory codes.

Under the Local Government Act 2001 each local authority has an elected council with members known as councillors who are elected every five years. In Clare County Council there are 32 councillors or elected members who are elected from 6 local electoral areas:

* Ennis East: 5 members
* Ennis West: 4 members
* Ennistymon: 5 members
* Killaloe: 6 members
* Kilrush: 6 members
* Shannon: 6 members

The elected Council is the policy-making arm of Clare County Council, who act by what are termed 'Reserved Functions'. Reserved functions are defined by law and specified across a whole range of enactments. These comprise mainly decisions on important matters of policy and finance and include:

* Adoption of the annual budget and setting level of rates
* Making or varying the county development plan
* Adoption a scheme of letting priorities for local authority dwellings
* Making, amending and revoking bye-laws
* Approval for borrowing money
* Declaration of roads to be public roads

The Council makes its decisions by resolution (at its meetings). The executive of the Council ( the officials) in turn, implement the adopted policy.

The County Manager performs, what are called 'Executive Functions', in accordance with the policy framework established by the elected members. The manager carries out these functions by means of what are known as 'Managers Orders' - written signed and dated orders setting out decisions made. These functions include:

* The letting of houses
* The granting or refusal of planning permissions
* The appointment of staff




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