About the Local Community Development Committee

The Sligo LCDC has been established for the purposes of developing, coordinating and implementing a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development. The committee is made up of representatives from the local government and local development sectors, public bodies and representatives of social, economic, environmental and community interests. 

The formal establishment of the LCDC by resolution of the local authority on 7th July 2014 brings with it significant new responsibilities for local government in relation to the promotion of local and community interests. National policy envisages a central role for local government in the planning and oversight of local and community development programmes while maintaining a key role for local development entities in front line delivery. 

The LCDC hasl prepared a six year local community plan which includes measures to tackle poverty and disadvantage, support enterprise, employment and training, develop community infrastructure and the promotion of economic development. Specifically the LCDC will be responsible for the strategic coordination, governance, planning and oversight of local development expenditure by local authorities on behalf of the state or by other local development agencies and structures.

The enhanced oversight role by local government in this area is consistent with its purpose of promoting the well-being and quality of life of citizens and communities.  The policy envisages more joined up working between the local government and local development sector to ensure local communities derive maximum benefit from local, national and EU resources targeting social inclusion, community and rural development.

For further information please contact;

Community Development Section,
City Hall,
Quay Street,

E-mail address:  lcdcgroup@sligococo.ie

Phone Number:  071 911 4431