02 February 2022
The people of Gwynedd and Anglesey are being encouraged to take part in a public consultation on draft documents that outline the main issues that need to be addressed in communities across the two counties.
The Gwynedd and Anglesey Public Services Board - which includes the two county councils, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Natural Resources Wales - has divided the two counties into 14 smaller areas for Well-being Assessment Local. Detailed research has been carried out on each of the 14 areas to understand and learn more about the well-being of those areas.
In addition to the data collected, the Board's partners have engaged extensively in recent months. The main piece of work in Gwynedd is the 'Our Area 2035' exercise where local groups, organisations and local councils have identified possible priorities that will need to be addressed over the next 10-15 years. In Anglesey, a public questionnaire was circulated asking residents to say what they liked about their area and what they wanted to improve.
The Gwynedd and Anglesey Public Services Board intends to use the findings of this research and engagement work to create a well-being plan for the two counties, in order to deliver improvements that will ensure the best possible future for communities in line with the expectations of the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales).
Emyr Williams of Snowdonia National Park, Chairman of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Public Services Board, said:
"Our aim as a Board is to ensure that public service providers across the two counties work together to make a real difference to the lives of Gwynedd and Anglesey residents.
"The aim of the well-being assessments is to look in detail at those economic, social, cultural and environmental issues that are relevant to all communities in the area.
"To make sure we're on the right track, we're keen to get people's views on the local draft documents before publishing the final versions of the assessments in May.
"Above all, we want to know if residents feel that the information we have gathered and included is a fair reflection of their communities, or if any key information is missing.
"At the end of the consultation we will use all the information and responses we have gathered to create a well-being plan that will inform the Board's work for the next five years."
The consultation is open until 15 March 2022 and the draft documents and a short questionnaire can be completed by visiting http://www.llesiantgwyneddamon.org/
Paper copies are also available in Gwynedd and Anglesey libraries.