Greystones Councillor & General Election Candidate for Wicklow.
Jennifer Whitmore is the SocDems’ Spokesperson for Children and a Councillor for the Greystones Municipal District on Wicklow County Council.
Jennifer spent 10 years in Australia, where she worked as a senior policy analyst alongside government Ministers developing environmental law, water management and energy policy. Prior to working in Australia, she worked extensively in fisheries and aquaculture in Ireland at both a national and European level.
Jennifer was first elected as a Councillor for Wicklow in 2014. She sees her work as a Councillor primarily as a facilitator. Local communities have an enormous wealth of expertise and talent, and she enjoys seeing the amazing work that can be achieved by communities and local government coming together.
Jennifer is keen to use her experience in policy and legislation, combined with her community work, for the benefit of Wicklow and Ireland.
“Simply put, I became involved in politics to effect change. I believe that our governance systems have failed us – that we need to completely review how we engage with communities, how & where we direct our resources, how we govern. That is why I ran in the local elections, why I helped found the Social Democrats, and why I am now running for the Dáil. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”
“Simply put, I became involved in politics to effect change. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”
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Great to see Farrelly's of Delgany do their bit for our environment by offering a #zerowaste service...All you have to do is bring in your own container! Simples.
Now, if only it was as easy to get them to smile for pictures 😂
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They’re fab there, I’ve been bringing my containers to them for a long time! 👍
That’s great. Jen could you share to the Zero Waste Greystones page ?
Instead of a "where's Wally?", can we have a where's Michael competition please!!!!
Creeping in the back ground Michael Fagan😂😂
So, if you squint and look really, really, really hard, you might see the remnants of a logo for accessible parking.
This is one of the accessible parking spots at the Train Station in Kilcoole. There is only two in the whole carpark, but the paint is so faint on them, it is now nearly impossible for drivers to see, and its making life very difficult for those drivers that need the space.
I've written to Irish Rail to ask that they reinstate them. Hopefully, they will get it sorted quickly. Jennifer
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very important, and, not a huge job rely.......
Also I’ll bet if someone parks there without a permit they’ll get a ticket!
Any chance of getting the small green area in Kilcoole carpark paved to provide more parking for commuters and people using beach
As well as paving the green area to provide more parking spaces, it would be great if spaces were marked with white lines to make the best use of the space. At the moment many drivers leave quite a distance between cars when parking so not as many parked cars can fit in the car park than should be able to. Its is a very busy and much needed car park. On a side note, will there ever be a footpath and proper lighting all the way down to the beach? When walking to the train in the winter, even with a torch, a flashing armband and high vis vest i do not feel safe as i worry about cars not seeing me, twisting an ankle in a pothole, or slipping into the ditch..... maybe if there was a path and street lights more people would walk and it would ease the demand on the car park.
It’s the same type of thing down in charsland shopping centre They have reduced the disabled spaces Which I think is a disgrace
In front of where Pizza Hut was, was reduced from 2 to 1 and also the other side
Absolutely more parking is needed, definitely more lighting & a footpath if walking to the station. More train users then ever given the new houses in both Kilcoole, glen heron etc and parking is at a max there if catching the train to get you to town for 9am. There is also a serious flooding issue beside the green space which reduces parking again. Thanks
Thanks for your work Jennifer, but unfortunately Kilcoole train station seems to be regularly neglected by IR. I honestly think it's high time the dart was extended there. Maybe some day...
👀 I had a sneak preview of the new Youth & Community Space in Coolnagreina on Trafalgar Rd, Greystones today.
Take a look at some of the pics..it is really fab 💜 and is going to be a great addition to the town..finally, somewhere where our kids can go and hang out!
The plan is for it to be a drop-in venue for afternoons and evenings, where "all young people can feel welcome, valued and safe" (and eat pizza, drink coffee and chat 😃) but this will depend on having enough volunteers to help out. So...please email [email protected] if you think you can help.
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Wow it looks amazing 😉
Wicklow Sudbury School
Fab.. Well done... There be a lot of happy teens...
Amazing, well done!
Well done !!
Looks great. Well done to all involved
Wow what a fantastic place to.meet friends and hang out if only I was 5 years younger lol
Oh my days, well done Jennifer, all of the years and hard work come to fruition, My lil guys are so excited together with 100's other youths in the Greystones municipal district. AMAZEBALLS.
Looks amazing. Will be a great place for our teenager's to hang out. Mandy Hall Aideen Walshe O'Donovan Christina McGowan Helen Ryan Orlagh Ryan Nuala Tuffy Heidi Griffiths Niamh Egan Niamh Bohan Fiona Keane Norton Fiona Keeshan Kate Fogarty Chris Sweeney Justine Ryan Sally Koornneef
Wow what a great idea 👍
Fantastic news well done badly needed best of luck
Looks fantastic..... well done all involved
Anne Carty Gallagher Emma Callan
Looks fabulous. Well done to everyone involved. Two great new facilities for our younger tots and older kids in the last 18mths. Good luck to this new service
Wow amazing! Fantastic
Congrats. This is a great addition to the town 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Amazing !!! Wow. 😁
Well done to all involved, it looks fantastic. My daughter who is in first year was only saying there is no where to go in the evenings to hang out with her friends so this space is very welcome 😀😀
Amazing well done to you both
Marie Hallen Cody
Looks fantastic well done!
Have some ideas💡on how to make it even nicer?
Well, go along and have your say at this public consultation that is happening on the 19th, where they will look at the:
🏡Public space network
👟Connectivity and permeability
🚗 Parking and traffic
🗺 Signage and Wayfinding
⚜️History and heritage
This is being organised by the Greystones 2020 team, who do enormous work in the background making sure that our town stays on top of its game..and supported by Greystones Municipal District - Wicklow County Council
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Thanks a mil Jennifer
Don’t miss the CLIMATE STRIKE in your county! Be the change .... This FRI. Join the ClimateStrike... kids, parents, grandparents, pets, bikes ... #WicklowClimateStrike @keitho3030 @WhitmoreJen @CCCampaign_Irl @gold_lgold @CleanAirMoms @MUFroebelDICE @climatecaseire @IrishDocsEnv
“Material deprivation” means going without two of 11 indicators each month. In 2017, 23% of children were in this type of poverty