Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A NEW report detailing the current socio-economic profile of Co Kildare has just been published and contains a fascinating amount of detail and data that gives a great snapshot life life in the county today.

Kildare Co Council recently engaged the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) in Maynooth University to collate and analyse a wide range of data and information on the county and the result is the Socio-Economic Baseline Report and is the first step in preparing the Kildare Local Economic and Community Plan, a blueprint for the county for the next five years, 2016-2021.

This plan will set out objectives and actions needed to promote and support the economic development and the local and community development of Co Kildare. These objectives and actions will be agreed and implemented both by Kildare Co Council, directly and in partnership with other economic and community development stakeholders.

The report now available to view on the Kildare Co Council website and in each of the county libraries.

Some of the more interesting facts emerging from the AIRO report include details on population growth, employment types, levels of commuting, education attainment and the health of communities within Kildare.

Kildare Co Council is now looking for input from anyone with an interest in County Kildare, from community groups and businesses through to individuals. You can do this by completing the short online survey at http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/lecpsurveyform/

The survey and public consultation process will run until Sunday next11 September 2015.

Kildare Co Council will then use the findings of the report, the survey and other targeted consultation to help set out objectives and actions for economic and community development in the county over the next six years.

To find out more and how else you can get involved go to: http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/KildareLECP/

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