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Public Consultation on a Socio-Economic Statement for County Galway

Galway Rural Development - Monday, May 11, 2015


 Galway County Council is inviting you to have your say on the future economic, social and community development of our county over the next six years by giving  feedback on the Socio- Economic Statement for County Galway.

 A Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for County Galway is being developed  to shape and drive economic, social and community development in the county for the next six years.

 As part of that process, Galway County Council together with its partners has developed a Socio-Economic Statement for County Galway based on analysis of socio-economic data for the county, review of relevant policy and consultations with the public and key stakeholders.

 The Socio-Economic-Statement summarises the key strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats facing our county and sets out a vision for our County and identifies a number of high level goals. This process will inform the economic and community development of our County for the next six years and affect everyone who lives, works, does business and visits County Galway.   Give your feedback on the Socio-Economic Statement as this document will guide how we develop the LECP and agree actions. The Socio-Economic Statement is available here, click the title:  Socio Economic Statement

 For further information please contact the Community, Enterprise and Economic Development Unit on (091) 509521. Submissions on the Socio-Economic Statement can be submitted in writing to: Feedback on Socio-Economic Statement for County Galway, Community, Enterprise and Economic Development Unit, Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway or by email to before 5pm on Friday 29th May 2015.

 Any submissions previously submitted or views already gathered as part of the consultation process will also be taken into account in the development of the Local Economic and Community Plan. The Socio-Economic Statement has been produced by Galway County Council, Galway County Local Community Development Committee and the Strategic Policy Committee for Economic Development & Enterprise

Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.