Posts in Category: Participation Cymru

Penarth Heights Parks Re-development 

Due to the recent re-development of the Penarth Heights residential area a significant amount of Section 106, community funding that is attached to the redevelopment, has been made available to invest in community Parks around the new development. The Council was keen to invest the section 106 funding into one park in particular at Paget Road, the plan was to redevelop the park and install a skate park, or a skating area in the park. After initial consultations with residents received negative feedback, the plans have since changed and the section 106 funding will now be split between three parks that are within the allocated distance to the redevelopment. It is now hoped that the funding will be spent to re-develop a skating area in Cogan, to redevelop a Park on Dingle Road and redevelop Plassey Square Park. The redevelopment work will be consulted on as one whole project, this will give residents the opportunity to respond to all redevelopment plans at the same time and feedback both aspects of plans they may be positive and negative about through the same forum.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  04/07/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru Public engagement and consultation
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Engaging Gypsies and Travellers in the Local Development Plan process 

The development of Gypsy and Traveller sites is highly controversial. Previous experience has shown that members of the wider public have significant concerns about the location of Traveller sites and Elected Members struggle to reassure communities. However there is a legal duty on the local authority to prepare the Local Development Plan, including provisions for Gypsies and Travellers.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  24/02/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru
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Islamic Centre Project Focus Group 

Cancer affects many people during their lifetime, it is therefore very important that correct information about available screening programmes on offer is provided to allow informed choice. In the light of available wider evidence both at national and international level and considering Public Health Wales aim for a healthier, happier and fairer Wales, we decided to undertake a project work with Muslim Community in Wrexham to establish a sustainable network aiming to share health and screening related information with the community, which could be replicated to other BME community groups across Wales. 

The project plan included number of stages such as initial phase of finding and contacting community mediators. The outcome of this stage led to a focus group in which women representing 7 different nationalities participated. Outcome of the focus group led to planning and delivery of community champion training the following month. The training was held in the mosque the outcome of which led to community champions’ commitment to plan 4 events during the coming year to raise awareness of screening programmes within their community.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  24/02/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru Public Health Wales
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Budget Consultation: Use of a Budget Simulator (web-based tool) to facilitate and stimulate public engagement 

The scale of the financial challenge facing public organisations in Wales has been well documented through recent media and political discourse. Never before has the ‘trickling down’ effect, in respect of budget cuts from National to Central to Local Government, been so prominent. As a consequence, statutory authorities are presented with an almost insurmountable challenge – how to balance the budget effectively at a time when the demand for service provision has never been higher.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  24/02/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru
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Quality of Life Community Engagement Project 

The project is designed to tackle quality of life issues that are affecting local communities. By bringing in key stakeholders such as the public, police, local authorities and other agencies they can work together in achieving a solution to the problems/issues in the community. The public participatory group will firstly prioritise the local issues and then discuss these with the local authorities and other agencies. The police, local authorities and other agencies are involved to add clarity and knowledge about resolving local issues; which may change how the public prioritise local issues. The public will then be shown a map of their local area and asked to pin point the area of the local issues. The map will then inform and assist the police, local authority and other agencies to tackle the local issues with more precision.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  24/02/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru
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One Conwy 

Conwy's previous Community Strategy set a long term Partnership vision for how Conwy planned to improve from 2004-2014. This Strategy is now 8 years old, but will be in existence until 2013. With this in mind the process of reviewing and updating the strategy began in earnest in 2010. The Welsh Government issued statutory guidance to support this process in 2009 under Part 2 of the Local Government Wales Measure.

This guidance recommended that those responsible for the Community Strategy ‘should involve the community throughout the community planning process … ensuring all involvement is continual and meaningful’.
 

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  24/02/2016   Categories: Engagement Participation Cymru
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Asset Transfer 

Grappenhall Library, Warrington

What is Grappenhall Library? As part of efforts to find budget savings Warrington Borough Council carried out a review of library provision in 2010. Amongst other things, the 2010 review identified two libraries for closure: Great Sankey and Grappenhall. These libraries were identified based on usage, proximity to another library and the likely social impact of closure.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  18/01/2016   Categories: Participation Cymru volunteering
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The ‘Your Park’ Project 

Your Park is a three-year project, funded by the Big Lottery People and Places programme.

Your Park’s approach was developed through learning generated from the Mentro Allan project which ran from 2006-10, which researched the best way to engage different sedentary target groups in regular physical activity outdoors.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  10/12/2015   Categories: Big Lottery Fund National Park Authority Participation Cymru
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Ynys Môn Single Integrated Plan (SIP) 

We have been working on creating a single integrated plan for Ynys Môn since about March 2012. The single integrated plan is now complete and is currently out to consultation until Friday January 18th, 2013. The aim of this Plan is to improve the quality of life of local people and communities by enhancing our economic, social and environmental wellbeing over the next 12 years. The Single Integrated Plan will set out the overarching strategic vision for the Island and how different organisations and partnerships will work together to deliver the identified strategic outcomes.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014   Categories: Participation Cymru Public engagement and consultation Wellbeing plans (including SIPs) WLGA
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Henllan Participatory Budgeting Project 

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a ‘process for bringing together local communities to the decision-making process around public budgets. It makes new connections between residents, political representatives and local government officers’. PB can strengthen the community and voluntary sectors, focus on poorer communities, and build social capital by creating forums in which local groups can meet, negotiate and take decisions together and can enhance community cohesion as people come together and feel part of a community. Citizens can gain a better understanding of the complexities of setting budgets and choosing between competing priorities — they can be more responsible by being more aware of the resource constraints on their wishes leading to becoming active citizens not passive customers or consumers.
It is in this context that the case study reflects a PB event in the village of Henllan where the community was tasked with having a devolved budget to decide what play equipment should be provided in the local playing field.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014   Categories: Participation Cymru Public engagement and consultation WLGA
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