Celbridge ISP 2016-2020

Celbridge Community Council was a significant stakeholder in the Kildare County Council supported Integrated Services Programme (ISP) Celbridge Plan 2016-2020 that was launched in January 2016.  You can view the plan and executive summary at the following links:

The following two collaborative implementation teams progressed some of the goals, objectives, and actions of the plan:

  • Tourism Development Implementation Team
  • Children, Young People & Health  Implementation Team
ISP Plan Launch
Honor Griffin ISP Coordinator with Celbridge Community Council members John McLoughlin, Mairin Hyland, Stephen Johnston and Michael McKenna at the launch of the Celbridge ISP 2016-2020 Plan in January 2016

Work of the “Tourism Development” Implementation Team

The Integrated Services Programme Celbridge Tourism and Heritage Forum comprised representatives from  Celbridge Community Council, Celbridge Business AssociationCelbridge Tidy Towns, Celbridge Historical Society, The Castletown Foundation,  Celbridge Guided Tours, and Christ Church, Church of Ireland.

The Tourism and Heritage Forum was instrumental in the following initiatives:

Additionally, the Tourism and Heritage Forum liaised on with tourism stakeholders such as Failte IrelandKildare FailteKildare County Council, and the Office of Public Works (OPW) to promote Celbridge as an area for tourism development.

The Tourism and Heritage Forum has also been consulted by Kildare County Council planners for its views whilst drafting the Celbridge Local Area Plan 2017-2023.

Work of the “Children, Young People & Health” Implementation Team

The Children, Young People and Health Implementation Group was a collaboration of agencies that work with families and young people in the Celbridge area. The implementation group was made up of representatives from  Celbridge Community Council / Celbridge Youth CaféThe Bridge Garda Youth Diversion ProjectKildare Library ServicesForóigeTusla Child and Family Agency, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), and South Western Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (SWRDATF).

The group worked to maintain communication and cooperation between agencies to provide valuable and worthwhile services to residents of Celbridge and the surrounding areas. Some of the key areas of development through the ISP Implementation group were: