Co. Longford Village Enhancement Programme
Village and Area Enhancement Training for Community Groups was initiated by LCRL to offer communities the opportunity to examine and develop local initiatives and to capitalise on their own local resources.
Keystone designed a programme using the Village and Area Enhancement Training for Community Groups was initiated by LCRL to offer communities the opportunity to principles of participatory community engagement to maximise the involvement of varying population groups in community
based activities. Once engaged, participants were taken through a process of analysing their surroundings, illustrating proposals and forming communication structures through Steering and Working Groups.
The engagement of participants centred around the build up to and running of a series of workshops designed to encourage learning through doing the build‐up to, and running of a series of workshops designed to encourage learning through doing.
The principle outputs of the programme are a collection of Area Enhancement Plans supported by Steering and Working Groups ineach community. The programme focused on enhancement work, building relationships and learning simultaneously.
Capitalising on people resources is of equal output to the Area Enhancement Plans and is part of long‐term transformative shift towards
conscious participation of community in the shaping of their culture and surroundings.
Communities became involved in the programme through expressions of interest received by LCRL. The programme commenced
in June 2011 and was hosted by Keystone Landscape Architects Dominick Comerford & Michael Cunniffe.