Contact

Fintan McPhillips LCDC Chief Officer 
Community Development Section
Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,
Monaghan.

Telephone: 047 30500 (ext. 207) 

info@monaghanlcdc.ie 

Ann Murray, Administrative Officer
Community Development Section
Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,
Monaghan

Telephone: 047 73715

info@monaghanlcdc.ie

Welcome to Monaghan Local Community Development Committee's Website

The Local Government Reform Act, 2014, enacted on 27th January, 2014, gave legislative effect to the commitments in "Putting People First", including the establishment of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each local authority administrative area.

Monaghan LCDC is a 17 member committee made up of both Statutory (8 members) and non-statutory (9 members) representatives. It replaces the County Development Board [CDB] which was in existence since the year 2000.

LCDCs were set up in every local authority including Monaghan.  It’s main task is to develop and implement a 6 year Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the county.

The LECP will facilitate the emerging local development role of Local Government and bring about better alignment of the work of in social, community and economic development, thereby achieving better returns for the communities they serve.

 

The LCDC Committee will:

  • Have primary responsibility for co-ordinating, planning and overseeing local community development funding, whether spent by local authorities or on behalf of the State by other local development bodies.
  • Bring a more joined-up approach to the implementation of local and community development programmes and interventions,  pursuing an integrated approach to local community-based services across providers and delivery structures.
  • Drive meaningful citizen and community engagement in the scoping, planning, delivery and evaluation of local and community development programmes;
  • Pursue a more cost efficient administration of local and community programmes and delivery structures, the matching of resources to priorities and better value-for-money in the management and delivery of programmes;
  • Focus on learning and feedback, enhancing the links between service delivery and  policy development, and
  • Pursue opportunities for additional funding resources for the area, whether Exchequer, EU,  private or other sources.

 

For further information regarding the Local Community Development Committee and what it does, please contact the following:

 

Fintan McPhillips LCDC Chief Officer 
Community Development Section
Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,
Monaghan.

Telephone: 047 30500 (ext. 207) 

info@monaghanlcdc.ie  

Ann Murray, Administrative Officer
Community Development Section
Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,
Monaghan

Telephone: 047 73715

info@monaghanlcdc.ie