Littleton Community Action Partnership meets for 4-year plan

Action plan to address social problems in Littleton

Littleton Community Action Partnership meets for 4-year plan

A meeting of Littleton Community Action Partnership (CAP) Team took place on September 14th last.

This is the fourth meeting of the CAP.

The team is made up of representatives from Tipperary County Council, Barnardos, North Tipperary LEADER partnership, The Tipperary Education and Training Board, The FAI, Tipperary Sports partnership, An Gardaí, Rural Link, (Rural Transport) The Mid West Regional Drugs Task Forum as well as the local Community.

The reason that the group is in place is to meet the needs of the community in Littleton and respond to needs in a multi-agency approach.

The Team is implementing the Littleton Community Action Plan 2015-'19.

Littleton has been prioritised in the County Tipperary Local Economic and Community Plan as being in need of an interagency focus to develop a broad based, community focused and realistic plan for the village that can meet the needs of its residents.

In 2015 NTLP were commissioned by Tipperary County Council to develop this plan together with key agencies, communities groups and representatives in Littleton.

The plan was developed over the last six months and identifies key actions social, community and environment areas.

Actions in the plan are targeted and achievable over the next five years. They cover a variety of quality of life issues.

Building good opportunity and access to supports for the residents of Littleton and a sustainable, robust and socially inclusive community were the key aspirations in the making of the plan.

Key actions for 2016 discussed at the September meeting are the development of a Work Winners Project (an employment support Programme aimed at 18-25 years olds) which is led by Youth Work Ireland Tipperary, the organization of a Halloween Event and the provision of a computers area at the Community Centre (ETB led action).

Anthony Moroney of Rural Link informed the group about a proposal to put in place a new rural transport Route from Littleton into Thurles.

The provision of the service will be demand led. For more information on this contact anthony.moroney@tipperary.ie