A new “hub” is being launched in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil that will allow residents to have their say on all the public services they receive.
The new consultation hub will see a new joint website launched across both areas in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Merthyr Tydfil Council, South Wales Police, Cwm Taf Local Health Board, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil and Interlink Rhondda Cynon Taf.
In a bid to officially launch the new hub in the two areas, residents are invited to attend one of two special launch events so that they can find out how they can help to play a part in shaping the services they receive – Tuesday 1st October, Llantrisant Leisure Centre between 4pm and 7pm and Wednesday 2nd October, The Orbit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil between 4pm and 7pm. If you would like to get involved simply call 01443 424136 or 01685 725087, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your slot.
The Cwm Taf consultation hub will allow residents from the two County Boroughs to comment on what matters to them by simply visiting a one-stop-shop website. The website will host all consultation information, including surveys, questionnaires, details, images, feedback and lots more from all of the partner agencies.
Thanks to funding received from the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund as part of the consultation and engagement project the consultation and engagement hub will allow residents to gain immediate, up-to-date, 24/7 access to share their views and ensure that they help to shape the services that are delivered locally.
Councillor Maureen Webber, Cabinet Member for Council Business and Public Relations said: “I am a huge advocate of ensuring we have information and views from as many people as possible so we are clear that our priorities reflect their priorities.
“As the Council faces a budget gap of at least £56million over the next 4 years, resulting from the UK Governments continued austerity measures, consultation is now even more important due to the difficult financial position we find ourselves in – that is why I would urge residents to get involved and ensure that their voices are heard so that the Council and its partners across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil make decisions that shape the views of its public.”
For more information on consultation and opportunities to get involved and have your say, simply call 01443 424136 or 01685 725087, alternatively email email@example.com.