We’ve been working on a plan that we hope will shape the present and future of the county borough of Wrexham. It’s really important we get it right. That’s why we’ve worked hard to involve you every step of the way, and now it’s time to ask for your views on the plan that we’ve drafted.
There are lots of plans. Does Wrexham really need another one?
Well, yes. The Wrexham We Want is about creating a place where we all want to live – both now, and in the future.
Along with the rest of the UK, we’re facing some big challenges in Wales. Things like poverty, economic issues, an ageing population and climate change.
So the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is a new law that aims to get public services and communities working together to tackle these challenges and improve the long-term future of Wales.
It covers things like employment, the environment, health, equalities, communities, culture, Welsh language, and our impact around the world.
Making it happen
Wrexham Public Services Board (Wrexham PSB) is the driving force behind this plan.
We’re a partnership made up of lots of organisations that provide services across the County Borough. For example health services, fire and rescue services, Natural Resources Wales, the Council, the police, probation services, Glyndwr University, Coleg Cambria, AVOW and Welsh Government.
We want to work with local people to develop this long-term plan for Wrexham, and help put the Future Generations Act into practice.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “Some of the things involved are very far-ranging and cover a lot of important areas, many of which are only going to get more important in the future as demographics change and pressures shift.
“We want to set out an idea of how those developments will be guided, to make sure that as things change, the viewpoints of the people of Wrexham don’t get lost in the mix.
“And it’s with that in mind that I’d encourage people to take part in the The Wrexham We Want consultation.”
Cllr Paul Rogers, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, said: “The Well-Being of Future Generations Act sets out some fairly wide-ranging responsibilities on us and our partners in other authorities and services, and the Well-Being Plan will set out how we come to answer those responsibilities, and how services in Wrexham will change to meet them.
“But as Cllr Jones notes, the public’s views on this will be incredibly important, and as such I’d recommend that anyone who wants to help us guide those changes take part.”
Find out more about what the PSB is doing and why, visit www.wrexhampsb.org
To take part in the consultation, visit www.yourvoicewrexham.net – or request a paper copy of the consultation by calling 01978 292000.
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