Leitrim Community Forum which represents the voluntary and community organisations in the county has put in place a sub committee to study and analyse the 2011 census figures released last weekend and to make recommendations to the plenary Forum in regard to their likely impact on Co Leitrim.
The members of the sub committee are: Padraig Griffin, Michael Keaveney, Michael Dolan, Pat Love and Michael Duignan.
The Forum will examine these population trends insofar as they may impact on possible reductions of Rural Services, public transport, possible threats to the viability of some rural schools and other areas which may include medical and postal services.
The sub committee will report back to the mid May meeting of the Forum.
The Forum has also confirmed its representation on the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) of Leitrim County Council. Each of the four SPCs is chaired by an elected member of the Council and consists of six elected members and four nominees of bodies which include the Community Forum.
The Forum representation on the SPCs is-
• Community, Cultural & Enterprise Development, Tony Daly;
• Housing and Corporate Services, Thomas Kelly;
• Planning, Environment and Emergency Services, Michael McGovern and
• Infrastructure, Philip Rooney.