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View more details for consultation Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation - Questions for people receiving unpaid care Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation - Questions for people receiving unpaid care Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Mar 2022 11 Apr 2022
Why are we doing this?

To establish if there is a need for a Lead carers role

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation - Questions for Wrexham County Borough Staff Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation - Questions for Wrexham County Borough Staff Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Mar 2022 11 Apr 2022
Why are we doing this?

Consultation regarding a Carers Lead Officer Post

 

This consultation is being undertaken to help Wrexham County Borough Council to assess the case for having a Carers Lead Officer Post. A Carers Lead Officer post could potentially help coordinate relevant work across Council departments, health and third sector organisations in Wrexham County, as well as helping groups and organisations representing unpaid carers to engage with those providing support services. The consultation seeks the views of unpaid carers and people receiving unpaid care, as well as the views of staff from partner agencies and staff from within Wrexham County Borough Council that work in this field.

 

A summary of the responses will be fed back to Wrexham County Borough Council and will be used as part of the process to assess the case for a Carers Lead Officer post.

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation for unpaid carers Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation for unpaid carers Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Mar 2022 11 Apr 2022
Why are we doing this?

To establish the need for a Lead Carer role

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation -Questions for Partner Organisations Wrexham Carers Lead Officer Consultation -Questions for Partner Organisations Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Mar 2022 11 Apr 2022
Why are we doing this?

To establish the need for a Lead Carer role

What we found out
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View more details for consultation #Wrecsam 2025 #Wrecsam 2025 Wrexham County Borough Council 04 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022
Why are we doing this?

#Wrecsam 2025

Wrexham County Borough has been announced as the only place in Wales, and one of the final eight places in the UK, longlisted to become ‘UK City of Culture 2025’ (a title awarded to towns, cities and local areas across the UK once every 4 years). Previous holders of the prestigious title, awarded by UK Government, have gone on to secure millions of pounds in investment, create jobs and attract thousands of visitors to their local areas. The current title-holder is Coventry.

The full longlist places in the running for the 2025 title is:

 

  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Bradford
  • Cornwall
  • County Durham
  • Derby
  • Southampton
  • Stirling
  • Wrexham County Borough.

 

With financial support from the UK Government, a full application is now being prepared to bring the title to the county borough. This application will be submitted in February 2022, with the winning place announced in May 2022. Key to our application, vision and plans, will be sharing the passion, creativity and pride of all those who make Wrexham their home. From Pontfadog to Pentre Broughton, Rhosnesni to Rhosllanerchrugog – we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to have their say, and support Wrexham in becoming UK City of Culture 2025.

More information about UK City of Culture 2025 title can be found HERE.

Questions regarding Wrexham County Borough’s application can be emailed to wrecsam2025@wrexham.gov.uk

Keep following our social media and #Wrecsam2025 for more news and information.

 

(Please note that this engagement is distinct from the ongoing assessment of ‘cultural wellbeing’ being delivered by Wrexham’s Public Service Board, about which we may have already spoken with you; and distinct from Wrexham’s application for city status).

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View more details for consultation Public Participation Strategy Public Participation Strategy Wrexham County Borough Council 11 Jan 2022 18 Feb 2022
Why are we doing this?

The Council must prepare and consult upon a Public Participation Strategy which sets out how we will comply with the requirement to "encourage local people to participate in the making of decisions by the Council (including making of decisions in partnership or in conjunction with any other person)". 

What we found out

Whilst the response rate was low, feedback was similar across respondents who felt that the information on the website could be improved in order to provide better access to information about the democratic process, and how the public could become involved in decision making.

What difference has it made?

In order to address the points raised, we will create a dedicated web page on public participation which will signpost viewers to information such as public speaking, forthcoming decisions, the petitions scheme and scrutiny.

Consideration will also be given on how information can be shared across public buildings such as libraries, satellite offices and leisure centres. Information will be sent to Community Councils advising them where they can view Committee papers.

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View more details for consultation Children's Survey on Childcare Children's Survey on Childcare Wrexham County Borough Council 22 Oct 2021 31 Jan 2022
Why are we doing this?

As part of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Wrexham Council would like to understand children's views on the childcare settings that they attend.

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View more details for consultation Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-2031 Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-2031 Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021
Why are we doing this?

The Welsh Government’s national Welsh language strategy Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers was published in August 2017 with the ambition for reaching a million Welsh speakers by 2050 and to continue to encourage more people to use and speak Welsh in their everyday lives. The statutory education system has a vital role to play in increasing the number of Welsh speakers. There must be a significant increase in the number of school learners who have the opportunity to develop Welsh-language skills in school and the opportunity to use it in their everyday lives in order to achieve this goal.

Every local authority has the statutory obligation to develop and publish a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) which responds to seven Ministerial Priorities (Outcomes) and explains how they will develop and increase the number of Welsh speakers across the whole education sector.

Wrexham County Borough Council is committed to supporting, expanding and promoting Welsh-medium education within the whole community, increasing the number and percentage of pupils receiving Welsh-medium education in compliance with the Welsh Government’s Welsh-Medium Education Strategy of developing learners who are fully bilingual. The WESP also fully supports the aims and objectives within Wrexham Council’s Welsh Language Strategy (2016).

We have a challenging overarching target to increase the number of pupils being taught through the medium of Welsh.  We are proposing a number of actions in order to achieve this target.

The Welsh in Education Forum and its sub-groups, which consists of relevant stakeholders has met during the summer term to discuss, consult and invite comments towards the development of the new cycle draft. 

Regulations state that a consultation of no less than 8 weeks is required before the plan is submitted to the Welsh Ministers for approval no later than 31 January 2022. 

We need your comments regarding our proposed actions to meet our overarching target.

You will need to refer to the consultation document to answer the questions.  Please download the consultation document from this page.

 

Please click below to take part in our survey.

What we found out

There was no consensus from the responses received. Main learning points were that there needs to be easier access for parents to information about choosing Welsh Medium education and more ongoing support for the parents that make that choice.There was no consensus from the responses received. Main learning points were that there needs to be easier access for parents to information about choosing Welsh Medium education and more ongoing support for the parents that make that choice.

What difference has it made?

Our WESP has been amended in response to these comments

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View more details for consultation Our Wrexham, Our Future Our Wrexham, Our Future Wrexham Public Services Board 19 Sep 2021 31 Dec 2021
Why are we doing this?

Through Our Wrexham, Our Future, we want to hear about the things which matter most to you, and the changes which you feel would make the biggest difference to the well-being of you, your neighbours and Wrexham County Borough as a whole.

Your views will directly influence the way in which we think about well-being across the county, and the collective actions we can all take to make Wrexham a better place for everyone in the months and years ahead.

Who are we?

Our Wrexham Our Future is being led by the Public Services Board (PSB) for Wrexham, which brings together public bodies across the County Borough, and is made up of:

 

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Coleg Cambria
  • Department of Work & Pensions
  • North Wales Fire and Rescue
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • North Wales Police
  • Public Health Wales
  • The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW)
  • North Wales National Probation Service
  • Welsh Government
  • Wrexham County Borough Council
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Our role as your Public Services Board is to work with each other, and with the communities of Wrexham County Borough, to make a positive difference to well-being for all. We were formed (alongside other Public Services Boards across Wales) through the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which also sets out the '7 well-being goals' which are our collective Wales-wide vision.

What we found out

This consultation was shared widely as we wanted to reach as many people from all age groups and communities in our County Borough as possible. The consultation received 886 responses in total.

We asked questions about how important people thought the following 4 areas of well-being were:

  1. Economic well-being
  2. Social well-being
  3. Environmental well-being
  4. Cultural well-being

More people taking part in the survey answered the questions about economic well-being than about any other area of well-being.

The majority of those who chose to answer questions about each well-being area thought the area of well-being was important or very important.

We received a range of feedback and ideas from people about how we could improve economic, social environmental and cultural well-being in Wrexham County Borough.

 

  • Responses talked about the economic opportunities and challenges for those living and working in our County Borough.
  • People thought that a greater sense of community and more support for vulnerable people were important for social well-being.
  • Responses showed concern for our environment. People thought that green space was important for health and wellbeing. 
  • People thought that Wrexham County Borough has a strong and diverse local culture which they wanted to encourage.
What difference has it made?

We will use these findings to help us to develop our well-being assessment, which will be published in May 2022.

We will use the findings of our well-being assessment as the basis for developing a new well-being plan, which we will consult on and publish by May 2023.

Please click here to view the full consultation report.

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View more details for consultation Services for children with disabilities and additional needs and their families Services for children with disabilities and additional needs and their families Wrexham County Borough Council 21 Sep 2021 30 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Council would like to gain insight into the lived experiences of families accessing services that support children with disabilities and additional needs, specifically what works well and where there is room for improvement. Your feedback will help to inform future service development and improve collaborative working between organisations.

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