Our Wrexham, Our Future

Our Wrexham, Our Future

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 do we want to know?: 

To achieve our goal, of making a positive difference to well-being for all, we develop well-being plans every 5 years, informed by a well-being assessment. Wrexham County Borough’s next Well-being Plan (for 2023-2028) will be published in May 2023. Our Wrexham, Our Future forms a key part of our well-being assessment, and will directly influence the content of our plan.

By completing this short survey, you will help us to better understand how to enhance the economic, social, environmental and cultural well being of the area: from growing new businesses to protecting the environment, and from tackling poverty and loneliness to building a sense of community and pride across the region. It will set the foundations for how we can work together in the future, collectively overcoming the challenges and taking the opportunities, which matter most to each of us.

You can find out more about our role and our work below:

•             PSB Well-being plan 2018-23

•             Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

•             Public Services Boards

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.

Consultation start date 19 September 2021
Consultation end date 31 December 2021

Contact

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Elaine SmithPhone: 01978 292260