WELCOME TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
The Corporate Affairs section provides a secretariat service for all statutory meetings of the County Council. Other services provided include: Register of Electors, Local Elections, administrative support service to Council Management, Annual Report, Civic Awards, Customer Services, Health and Safety, Freedom of Information, Ombudsman, Casual Trading, Coroner.
In accordance with the provisions of Section 46 of the Local Government Act, 2001 a Meetings Administrator was appointed to provide a secretariat service for all statutory meetings of the County Council.
Under the Local Government Acts, 1991-2001, Local Authorities are required to publish an Annual Report on the performance of their functions in the previous year. The information for this report is collated and published from the Corporate Affairs Section and copies are made available to the public through the Local Authority Offices and Libraries and, also, by way of publication in the local newspapers.
Longford County Council is proud to host a reception and awards ceremony for persons in its administrative area who have distinguished themselves and brought pride and honour to their community through their achievements. The Council also, as the occasion arises, hosts a civic reception for visiting dignitaries to the area.
Longford County Council is committed to delivery of a customer orientated service which will respond to the needs, concerns and aspirations of the people of Longford whilst upholding the highest ethical standards and accountability and integrity of Local Government. In this regard, the Council has designated a staff member with responsibility for resolving customer complaints.
Local Authorities have prepared safety statements in accordance with the requirements of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act, 1989. Health and safety training is provided for all staff. The Health and Safety Officer works with the Safety Management Committee and Representatives to ensure a safe working environment for all staff.
All requests for investigations by the Office of the Ombudsman are processed initially by the Corporate Affairs Section who provide liaison with the Ombudsman.
Longford Town Council is responsible for the control and regulation of casual trading in its functional area. Casual trading can only be permitted in the specially designated casual trading spaces. Further enquiries regarding casual trading should be directed to the Town Clerk, Longford Town Council.
The Council is responsible for coroner's fees associated with inquests and post-mortems.
Various handouts, notices in local and national newspapers and radio and television advertisements provide information and reminders in regard to the Register of Electors. The Annual Report is readily available through the Local Authority Offices.