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Consultation begins on Draft Well-being Objectives

07 July 2017

Neath Port Talbot Council is encouraging residents, community groups, third sector organisations, charities and local businesses to have their say on how to improve the well-being of people in the county borough over the next five years.

Draft Wellbeing Objectives

People are being asked to give their views on three draft well-being objectives as part of a public consultation which will run until midnight on Friday 8th September 2017.

They are:

  • Well-being Objective 1 - To improve the well-being of children and young people “giving all of our children and young people the best start in life and helping them to be the best they can be”

  • Well-being Objective 2 - To improve the well-being of all adults who live in the county borough “living a good life and ageing well”

  • Well-being Objective 3 - To develop the local economy and environment so that the well-being of people can be improved “Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe will be a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and spend our recreational time”

Council leader, Rob Jones said:

“We want Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe to be somewhere where everyone has the chance to get on in life, where people want to live, work and bring up their families. We also want to help individuals, families and communities to be resilient and support themselves with minimal support from the Council.

“Our well-being objectives have been designed to help us achieve this. In developing them we gathered a lot of information about what life is like in our county borough and what well-being actually means to people, but it is important that we know what people think of the draft objectives before finalising them. We would be very grateful if people could take the time to give their views."

More information on the well-being objectives and a link to an online feedback form can be found at www.npt.gov.uk/well-being. Alternatively, paper copies of the feedback form and boxes for posting completed forms will be available at civic buildings, libraries and other public buildings across the county borough.

There will also be a consultation stand where people can ask questions and give their views. The stand will be at various events and locations over the summer including Tesco Pontardawe (17.7.17), Aberavon Shopping Centre (27.7.17), Aberavon Seafront (2.8.17), Croeserw Community Enterprise Centre (14.8.17), Gnoll Park (16.8.17) and Glynneath Training Centre (23.8.17).

Feedback from the public consultation will be taken into consideration when developing the Council’s Corporate Plan in the autumn. This annual plan sets out the Council’s priorities for improvement, but from this year it will need to show how the Council intends to improve the well-being of people in the county borough as required by the Welsh Government’s ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act’.

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The consultation stand will be at the following locations:
Neath:

Gnoll Park – Slip and Slide event - Wed 16 Aug (11am to 5pm)

Port Talbot:

Aberavon Shopping Centre - Thurs 27 Jul 2017 (10.30am to 3.30pm)

Aberavon Seafront Playworks Play Day - Wed 2 Aug 2017 (11am to 3pm)

Valley Communities:

Tesco Supermarket, Pontardawe - Mon 17 Jul 2017 (10.30am to 3.30pm)

Croeserw Community Enterprise Centre - Mon 14 Aug 2017 (10.30am to 3.30pm)

Glynneath Training Centre - Wed 23 Aug (10.30am to 3.30pm)