Wrexham Council has thanked residents and organisations for helping to shape its new Council Plan.
The plan sets out our well-being priorities for the next five years, and how we’ll use our resources to deliver what’s important to people who live and work in the county borough.
The six well-being priorities within our Council Plan are:
- Delivering efficient Streetscene services and decarbonising our environment
- Developing our economy
- Ensuring Wrexham is a fair and safe place
- Improving education and learning
- Promoting health and well-being (with a focus on social services and good mental health)
- Supporting a highly skilled and engaged workforce, focussed on delivering services
To help develop the plan, local people were asked to share their views and ideas through an online and printed survey, emails and telephone conversations.
Council officers also met face-to-face with community groups and representatives, and attended coffee mornings, exercise classes, art classes, food clubs, faith groups and other community activities.
The feedback has played a huge part in helping the council develop its plan.
Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “We wanted to give communities across Wrexham the chance to get involved, and I would like to thank everyone who took part.
“It’s so important for democracy that local people help shape strategic decisions, as it helps ensure councils are focusing on the right things…the things that really matter.”
Councillor Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Partnerships and Community Safety, said: “As well as online consultations, we spoke to communities across the county borough in a wide range of settings – from coffee mornings to exercise classes.
“We know people live busy lives, but every person who gave up their time to share their views has played a really important part in helping to shape the future of Wrexham.”
You can find out more about how local people’s views helped shape the Council Plan by reading a newly published report on the Your Voice Wrexham website.