Ennis 2020 Community Visioning with University of Limerick
Using input from the community and independent advice from University of Limerick, the people’s vision for Ennis in the year 2020 was drawn up in 2011. The democratic process was led by Cllr. Johnny Flynn and Clare Active Citizens. Full details from www.ennis2020.ie and www.JohnnyFlynn.ie .
The outcomes from the Visioning have been summarised into a framework document, which has been adopted by Ennis Town Council. Any elected councillor can use the framework to work toward what the people of Ennis themselves have asked for.
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At the recent Ennis Municipal District Meeting, I requested a pragmatic action plan by Clare County Council to get the large vacant housing stock in Ennis back into residential use. There are 1,072 people on the Council Housing list for Ennis and up to 100 adults and children in emergency accommodation. I am committed to proper and safe building standards but is the application of current building standards to vacant older houses in Ennis a contributing factor to the housing crisis…