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Have your say on future of local well-being

Created on 16/01/2018 @ 13:45
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Residents in Newtown are being urged to give their views on a plan to help the “well-being” of people and communities in the area and throughout Powys.

The plan which has to be published this Spring under legislation called the Well-being of Future Generations Act, sets out 15 key well-being steps which aim to deliver for Powys residents on things like better broadband, improving mental health services and travelling around Powys.

Local drop-in sessions will be held in and around Newtown, providing information about the plan.
Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Chair of the Powys Public Service Board, who have produced the plan said: “This plan sets out the Powys we want to see by 2040 and has 15 well-being steps listed within it which have been chosen as the key priorities for the next three years.  The steps were chosen after lots of research and consultation with residents who ranked the topics they felt were key to improve their well-being and that of their community.
“From offering young people more apprenticeships to protecting our environment and looking at options for green energy and adventure tourism to boost our economy, we’re keen to ask one more time if we’ve got the right things listed before we move into action.”
The Act places an emphasis on key public sector partners working more collaboratively together to boost well-being with support from the voluntary and other partner agencies – like the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Views can be given via up to Sunday 11 February 2018.
Engagement officers have been and will be continuing to run drop in sessions in libraries and visiting community groups to hear from as many people as possible. Interested groups can contact  
Dates for drop in sessions at libraries and supermarkets are:
·         Wednesday, 17 January at Montgomery Library, 3-5pm
·         Monday, 22 January at Machynlleth Library, 10am-12pm
·         Monday, 22 January at Welshpool Library, 4.30-6.30pm
·         Tuesday, 23 January at Llanfair Caereinion Library, 10am-1pm
·         Tuesday, 23 January at Newtown Library, 2-4.30pm
People can also drop by Newtown anytime between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday to have their say on the plan.

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