SDCC Launch Handbook for Local Residents’ Associations

Residents Handbook Launch

South Dublin County Mayor Ed O’Brien launched a new Residents’ Association Handbook on Thursday 27th May  aimed at helping Residents’ Associations in the set up and running of their groups. Developed by SDCC’s Community Services Department, the handbook is a step by step guide of how to set up and effectively run a Residents’ Association. Including sections on the establishment of a Residents’ Association, such as roles and responsibilities and a constitution, to everyday requirements like running productive meetings and communications, to useful templates and contact information, the Handbook covers everything you will need to help you establish and run a Residents’ Association.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor O’Brien said, “This Handbook is an innovative venture and will prove particularly useful for new Residents’ Associations. Given the amount of development that is currently in South Dublin, I think residents of the new estates will find the handbook invaluable as they set up their Residents Associations and develop their local communities.”

 Also present at the launch were members of Daletree Residents’ Association in Ballycullen. The association has been re-established in the last year, and having read the Handbook, Denise McCann, PRO said, “It is excellent, and will be really great for anyone starting out on setting up an association. It gives you point by point exactly what you need to do.” Also in attendance were Fforster Estate Residents’ Association Lucan. The Residents’ Association Handbook is available in hard copy from the Community Services Department and online.

Pic: Ben Ryan 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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