Department of Rural and Community Development
Published on 22 November 2018
Last updated on 23 October 2020
A Public Participation Network (PPN) is a network that allows local authorities to connect with community groups around the country.
The PPN is the 'go to' for all local authorities who wish to benefit from community and voluntary expertise in their area.
Community groups register to join the PPN in their local authority area.
PPNs give citizens a greater say in local government decisions which affect their own communities.
Our democracy is made stronger, by allowing diverse views and interests to be considered as part of the decision making process of local government.
The three main community groups are:
Each PPN has its own website. See Public Participation Networks: How to contact
for each PPN's contact details.
To view the PPN annual report, please click the following link: Public Participation Network Annual Report.
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