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Vision for the Future - we want your views

Cllr James Gibson-Watt and Cllr Matthew Dorrance with a digital copy of the Vision for Powys

28 November 2022

Cllr James Gibson-Watt and Cllr Matthew Dorrance with a digital copy of the Vision for Powys
Powys County Council has a new vision for the future, and it is quite simple - Stronger Fairer Greener.

The vision is simple the delivery is not and will challenge the county council in more ways than ever before.

"The cabinet has been discussing the vision since the summer, it will be the foundation of the Corporate and Strategic Equality Plan, the most important plan for the county council for the next five years," said Cllr James Gibson-Watt, Leader of the Council and Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader of the Council.

"But the vision has to be more than a branding statement that can be written on the side of a council vehicle - it is a commitment to the communities and people of Powys, and we want to know what you think.

"What do we mean by Stronger Fairer Greener?

Stronger - We will become a county that succeeds together, with communities and people that are well connected socially, and are personally and economically resilient

Fairer - We will be an open, well-run, Council where peoples' voices are heard and help to shape our work and priorities, with fairer, more equal, access to services and opportunities. We will work to tackle poverty and inequality to support people's well-being.

Greener - We want to ensure a greener future for Powys, where our well-being is linked to that of the natural world, and our response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies is at the heart of everything we do.

"Underpinning the three objectives is an approach that will see climate, nature and equalities as a key thread throughout everything we do as an organisation, strengthening organisational decision-making by understanding the most significant issues affecting Powys.

"We have a clear idea about what our vision means but we cannot act alone we need the support of our communities. Let us know what you think of our vision, is it right for Powys, can we strengthen it, have we missed key elements, we need your views," they added.

To get involved:

Leave your feedback online through our survey here: https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/corporate-plan-survey, or download and complete the survey and email it to haveyoursay@powys.gov.uk or drop it off at your local library.

Only have one minute? Share your ideas with us here: https://en-gb.padlet.com/haveyoursaypowys/CIP  

The closing date to provide us with your feedback is 23 December 2022.