Jobs and homes for young people – key concerns

Date 27/03/2017

Jobs and homes for young people – key concerns

Providing a future for our young people – this is one of the main concerns of the residents of Gwynedd and Anglesey according to a recent draft report published by the Gwynedd and Môn Public Services Board. 

 The report follows a consultation which took place during November and December last year, where residents were asked at drop-in sessions and through an online questionnaire what they liked about their area and what needed improving. Creating quality jobs and housing for the younger generation came out as one of the key issues, as well as improving health, safeguarding the Welsh language and protecting the natural environment of the area.

 The Gwynedd and Môn Public Service Board was formed in response to the Welsh Government’s Well-being and Future Generations Act. It is a partnership which includes the local authorities, the fire and rescue service, the health service and Natural Resources Wales. The Board aims to use the findings of this consultation and research to create a well-being plan for Gwynedd and Anglesey.

 Ffion Johnstone, Chair of the Boardsaid: “We are keen to get people’s views on this draft assessment before we publish the final version at the end of April. We want to know if residents feel that the information and views we have gathered and included in the assessment give a fair reflection of their communities. Ultimately we will be using the assessment to create a well-being plan for the area - so, it’s important that we get it right.”

 The full draft report and a short on-line questionnaire can be found at www.LlesiantGwyneddaMon.org or www.GwyneddandMonWellbeing.org.  

This latest consultation period runs until the 13 April 2017. The feedback gathered from the questionnaires will give the Board a clearer picture of local communities, what the priorities are and how partners can work together to plan public services for the future. There will be a further opportunity for the public and various groups to contribute to this work during the summer.