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How to set up a neighbourhood forum

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Please note, these steps are indicative only. Please ensure that you conform to the relevant Act and Regulations.

1. Set up your neighbourhood forum

You must make sure that:

  • It is established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of an area. The area must consist of or include the neighbourhood area concerned.
  • Membership is open to individuals who live, work or are elected members in the neighbourhood area concerned.
  • It includes a minimum of 21 individuals who live, work or are elected members in the neighbourhood area concerned.
  • There is a written constitution.

2. Apply to the National Park Authority

Your application must include:

  • the name of the proposed forum
  • a copy of the written constitution
  • the name of the neighbourhood area to which it relates
  • a map which identifies the neighbourhood area to which it relates
  • contact details of at least one member of the proposed forum
  • a statement which explains how the proposed forum meets the conditions (specified in (1) above).

3. The National Park Authority designates the forum as a neighbourhood forum

Officers at the National Park Authority will work with you to help ensure that your group meets these conditions.

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