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Council in line for excellence awards

Clare County Council will be well represented at the 2014 Chamber Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, which take place in Dublin on November 13.

Ennis 2020 – Planning Beyond and Management of Risk: An opportunity for continuous Improvement – have been nominated in the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement and Local Authority Innovation categories respectively.

Ennis 2020 is a partnership initiative between Ennis Town Council and the Department of Politics and Public Administration / UL Practicum at the University of Limerick. The main objective of the project has been to support the development of a participatory plan for Ennis as a hub town in line with the National Spatial Strategy. The project has facilitated residents and other users of Ennis to contribute their thinking on the future of the town and its hinterland.

Management of Risk: An opportunity for continuous Improvement comprises an occupational health and safety management system and an enterprise risk management framework, both aimed at identifying risk in the organisation and putting in place appropriate mitigation measures in order to maintain the highest standards of health and safety and risk management throughout the council’s operations.

The nomination follows a number of months after Clare County Council received the overall Local Authority Award at the NISO National Safety Awards 2013, as well as being presented with the OHSAS 18001 standard by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) earlier this year.

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