In March 2015, Llanelli Rural Council conducted a survey, online and through a series of community workshops, asking people living and working in the Dafen, Llwynhendy, Bynea, Felinfoel, Glyn, Hengoed and Swiss Valley their views on local matters.
Over 120 people attended one of the 9 workshops held across the Llanelli Rural Council areas, and 250 people completed a survey. Among the key things found was that people felt that more attention needed to be given to keeping communities cleaner, improving the quality of open and green spaces, and promoting more involvement by everyone in caring about local neighbours and places.
The objective of the excersise was to use the comments and suggestions to help produce a 'Whole Place Plan' which will identify a set of key actions that the Llanelli Rural Council, in conjunction with other partners and local groups, will address. The initiative is part of a wider ongoing “national conversation”, 'The Wales We Want', which will set national goals for the sort of Wales we hope to live in by 2050. Designed to tie in with the national Well Being goals recently made into law by the Welsh Government through the Well Being of Future Generations Act 2015, the plan proposes some practical proposals to tackle local concerns .Measures to promote local training and recruitment, be better prepared for flooding and improve local amenities are among a series of actions the Council will develop in conjunction with other public sector bodies, voluntary groups and businesses.
All the comments and suggestions made have been analysed and the resulting ideas to address the issues raised are set out in a draft Whole Place Plan available for further comment on the Council’s website until the 30th June 2015.
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Councillor Carol Rees, Leader of the Rural Council welcomed the response to the consultation by local people – “We are pleased that so many people were able to let us have their views and ideas for making things better, if we are to deliver the excellent proposals set out in the draft Whole Place plan we will need to work together with relevant organisations and communities for the wider benefit of the area and to address the prospects for future generations. The plan will need to evolve as circumstances change and we see this as very much the beginning of a continuing conversation between the Rural Council and local people”.
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