‘The Wrexham We Want’ – A Plan for Wrexham

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We’re working on a plan that will shape the present and future of Wrexham County Borough. It’ll impact on your life, and the lives of future generations.

It’s really important we get it right. That’s why we’re involving you every step of the way.

‘The Wrexham We Want’ is about understanding your views on the most important issues facing Wrexham in the future, and the actions you think public services across Wrexham need to take to improve the well-being of future generations.

What you’ve told us so far…

Phase 1 – In autumn 2016 we asked a really simple question: “what do you want Wrexham to be?”

We also asked what might get in the way. And what public services and communities need to do to make it happen.

This is what you told us

The answers were combined with other information to produce a draft Wrexham Well-Being Assessment.

It sets out the big issues, challenges and opportunities for Wrexham County Borough – both now and in the future – based on what you’ve told us, and what key data tells us.

Phase 2 – In early 2017 we asked you to look at the draft assessment and tell us if we got it right. We wanted to check if there was anything missing or anything we needed to change.

Here’s what you told us

Children and young people are our future, so it’s important they have a big say too.

The Senedd Yr Ifanc (Wrexham Youth Parliament) has been working with young people to capture their views.

Here’s what they told us

We’ve used the answers everyone gave us to finalise the Wrexham Well-Being Assessment – to make sure it reflects the things that really matter to local people.

Here’s a copy of the Wrexham Well-Being Assessment 

Phase 3 Consultation FindingsThis third phase of consultation with the public was to help determine what the final priorities for Wrexham’s Well-being Plan should be.

The evidence within the Well-being Assessment was used (along with what people told us in the first two phases of the consultation) to develop a list of fifteen possible priorities which could be addressed by the Public Services Board to improve well-being in Wrexham. (This list of priorities can be found on pages 2 and 3).

During the ‘What matters most?’ consultation (i.e. Phase 3), we asked people to tell us how important each of these priorities was to them by giving each one score out of 10 (1 being ‘not important at all’ and 10 being ‘very important’). Each priority area was then given an average score out of ten – these can be found in figure 1 on page 3.

We also asked people to tell us what they thought each priority could mean, and what achieving them might look like for Wrexham in the short, medium and long-term.

Stay involved…

This is not an ‘ask once and walk away’ exercise. We’ve asked for your views and taken them on board. And we want to thank you for your involvement so far – you’ve already made a difference.

As we move forward, we want to continue our conversation with you.

Your voice matters. Please register to stay involved.

Find out more about what the PSB is doing and why.