Groups and Committees
The Corporate Policy Group
The Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, working with the chairpersons of the Strategic Policy Committees forms the Corporate Policy Group. This group links the work of the different SPCs, acts as a cabinet, and provides a forum where policy positions affecting the whole council can be agreed for submission to the full council. The Corporate Policy Group has also been involved on an ongoing basis in the formulation of the Corporate Plan.
Cathaoirleach of County Council:
Cllr. Tom Crosby
- Cllr John Murphy
- Cllr Sean Beirne
- Cllr Eugene Murphy
- Cllr Tony Ward
The Strategic Policy Committees
Four Strategic Policy Committees were established in the SPC Scheme adopted by the Council at its monthly meeting in November 2009 as follows:
- Housing, Social, Cultural and Community.
- Planning & Economic Development.
- Roads, Transportation and Emergency Services.
- Environment and Water Services.
Since the reorganization of responsibilities within Roscommon County Council following the reduction in the number of Directors of Services, these SPC's do not align with the Directorates. Following the October Corporate Policy Group Meeting, the following new structures were agreed.
- Housing, Culture, Community and Enterprise.
- Planning & Development.
- Roads, Transportation and Water Services.
- Environment, Corporate and Emergency Services.
While membership of SPC's would remain the same, the new structure involves the transfer of some items identified on the work programme between SPC's as follows:
The Strategic Policy Committees were established in order to enhance the role of community groups and councillors in relation to the governance of the county. The Committees have played an important role in the development of the Corporate Plan and as they develop their policies, these will then be fed into the Plan as part of the annual review process. Each SPC will be supported by a Director of Service who will operate under the general direction of the committee and submit policy review papers to the Corporate Policy Group and the Council for the service or services in question.