News tree-planting-acton

Two weeks ago we reported on the new ‘Single Integrated Plan’ and how readable it was meant to be – or not! The plan has been launched in Acton Park, and the Chair of the LSB, Dawn Docx planted a copper beech tree to commemorate the occasion.

Residents in Wrexham are invited to take part in a major consultation that has been launched by the Local Service Board (LSB). It is called “Our Plan – Improving Quality of Life for the People of Wrexham” and it could make a difference to everyone living in Wrexham between now and 2024.

The Local Service Board is a partnership that brings together organisations that provide services in Wrexham. Its membership includes Wrexham Council, North Wales Police, North Wales fire Service and the Association of Voluntary Organisations, Glyndwr University, Yale College, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Public Health Wales and the Probation Service.

The Plan has three priorities:
1. Wrexham is a place where people live independently, are healthy and active.
2. Wrexham is a place that is economically strong, resilient and responsible
3. Wrexham is a place that is safe and inclusive.

The tree planted in Acton Park was grown in Wrexham Council’s nursery from seeds collected six years ago at Ty Mawr Country Park by local children. Dawn was helped by local children from primary school through to 6th form and as the plan progresses the LSB plan to catch up with them.

Dawn encourages as many people as possible to make their feelings known and said “This plan could make a difference to everyone in Wrexham over the next 12 years. It brings together all organisations in Wrexham that provide services to the public and makes sure they are working together to deliver what people want. I encourage everyone, young and old to take part and have their say, not just about the situation now but how in 12 years time things could be different for each and every resident, regardless of their age.”

The Single Integrated Plan will replace overlapping local plans in Wrexham such as the Community Strategy, the Joint Plan and the Wrexham and Flintshire Community Safety Strategy. By replacing these plans it will also save on manpower and resources.

To have your say on this important consultation please visit the LSB website www.wrexhamlsb.org where you can see the draft plan and have your say.

“The Children of 2012″

The LSB have sought the help of young people from Wrexham to help them monitor the progress of the plan who were at the launch. The Children of 2012 as they have become known have given the LSB an outline of where they see themselves in 12 years time and what they like about living in Wrexham and what they would like to see changed in the future. Tom for example, who attends Darland High School and is 12 years old wants to be a teacher, photographer, actor or a designer of new products. In 12 years time he sees himself as having attended university, left home and on his way to getting his first job. Amy, who is 9 and attends Acton Primary school, likes the library, swimming and living close to those who care for her. She doesn’t like litter and “dirty dog owners” and wants to see more homes for people to live in.

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