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Help set town council's priorities

 
Created on 18/01/2018 @ 20:07
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Do you want to have a say on the priorities of some public services in  Newtown?

Newtown Town Council is asking residents to help it set its priorities until 2023.

It wants residents to consider aspects of its work and where it should commit its resources.

Its strategy includes several aspirations:

Town Centre
By 2023 we aim to have made the town centre a safe, clean, attractive and vibrant area to which people of all ages will want to come to shop, socialise and relax.

Residential Areas
By 2023 we aim to have helped make residential areas attractive places to live with opportunities to play, relax, and socialise.

Young People
By 2023 we aim to have developed a range of provision to enable young people to lead active and healthy lives and to feel involved in their local communities.

Young People
By 2023 we aim to have developed a range of provision to enable young people to lead active and healthy lives and to feel involved in their local communities.

Green Spaces and the Environment
By 2023 we aim to have ensured access to and enjoyment of the town’s green spaces for all users, with an opportunity to develop amenities further, whilst ensuring our responsibilities that land, water and air are managed in a sustainable way.

Visitors and Marketing
By 2023 we aim to have developed a range of publicity materials promoting the town, and that we will have an increasing number of visitors who come to enjoy the attractions of Newtown and the surrounding area of Mid Wales.

Heritage
By 2023 we aim to preserve, celebrate and promote the rich and diverse history and heritage of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.

After the By-Pass
By 2023 we aim to have created opportunities arising from reduced traffic in the town which will have encouraged people to visit and stay in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.

Strengthening the Council
By 2023 we aim to have taken advantage, with others, of opportunities arising from recent and expected legislation including the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and to have attained eligibility and status to use the draft General Power of Competence. 

An online survey – also available on paper – asks people to comment on nine broad headings from the outline plan.

Submissions must be given by 14 February.

Cllr Mike Jones said: “As a new councillor, I am pleased to work with the strategy group on putting together a plan which will guide the work of the Council over five years.”

Cllr John Barker, Chair of the Strategy group, explained: “We started by looking at surveys of Newtown residents such as the one by the Newtown Unlimited group and also Aberystwyth University.

"From those, we drew out the main areas that Newtonians had indicated as priorities.  Now we want to check that we are on the right lines, before we go on to the next stage of the plan.”

Cllr Sue Newham, Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn, said, “We are asking everyone in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn to show that they love their town by completing the on-line survey by 14 February.

"There are paper, large print and Welsh language surveys available from the Council offices. The link to the on-line survey is https://goo.gl/2wR39C."

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