WCVA's new-look consultations page, updated each week to help you have your say
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) regularly responds to consultations on topics that will affect our members and the wider third sector.
View WCVA's consultation page >>>
Chance to have your say on commissioning and procurement
WCVA have produced a very short survey on commissioning and procurement which asks you three questions to look at where is it working, and where isn't it?
To take part, please click on the highlighted writing above, the survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete.
What is the Well-being of Future Generations Act?
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act was implemented in April 2016 to enable public bodies and invited partners throughout Wales to work together to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
The Act ensures that public bodies think more about what can be achieved in the long-term, working better with people and communities to create a Wales that we all want to live in, both now and in the future.
The Act features seven wellbeing goals for Wales.
• A globally responsible Wales;
• A prosperous Wales;
• A resilient Wales;
• A healthier Wales;
• A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language;
• A Wales of cohesive communities;
• A more equal Wales.
To support the Act, Public Service Boards have been developed in each of the counties in Wales, replacing previous Local Service Boards. Since 1 May 2016, the main focus in Bridgend County Borough for the newly formed Public Service Board has been to look at the assessment of wellbeing. By April 2018 a number of priorities will be identified which the Public Service Board in Bridgend will agree to achieve in meeting the seven national wellbeing goals.
For further information on the Public Service Board in Bridgend County Borough click here >>>
Get involved and have a say
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), has a short online questionnaire which will assist the Future Generations Commissioner to understand the relationship between the third sector and the Public Services Boards. Contribute to this short questionnaire here >>>
What are the priority areas?
Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe is currently setting up the priority areas where she will focus her support and challenge public bodies – and she needs your help.
All public bodies and a wide range of stakeholders have been asked to take part in a short survey as part of an on-going conversation about the biggest risks and opportunities facing Wales in the future and how best to tackle them. Be part of this conversation by clicking here and scroll down to ‘take the survey’.
For further information on the Wales we want, visit www.thewaleswewant.co.uk
Is there a demand for a Bridgend Craft Network?
Bridgend REACH Craft in Bridgend survey of craft workers, hobbyists and people interested in developing craft skills.
This survey by Cotyledon and a steering group led by Bridgend REACH is intended to form part of a development plan for the craft sector in rural Bridgend. They are interested in hearing from people producing skilled or informal craft to find out if there is a demand for a Bridgend Craft Network or if people are already connected in some way.
Bridgend Reach is also trying to find out the extent to which craft in Bridgend plays a role or could play a role to connect people, reduce isolation or improve wellbeing.
Download survey here >>>
They would be pleased to hear your views and happy to answer any questions on the survey, the craft sector in Bridgend or work of the Rural Development Team in Bridgend County Borough. This survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and all responses will be treated in confidence. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
For further information contact Sue Evans, T: 01656 815087 or Jan Walsh, T: 07737 630657.
Have your say on council services
Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting local people to have their say on the services it provides. Members are being recruited for the council’s Citizens’ Panel, which helps it to understand local people’s opinions about the services it provides for residents and businesses, and to review and improve its work in these areas >>
Find out how you can have your say about issues affecting you in Bridgend County Borough
Find out how you can give your views on issues about living and working in Bridgend County Borough, by responding to current consultations or attending meetings and events by visiting the new askbridgend website.
askbridgend includes information about how citizens of Bridgend County Borough can have their say on issues that are important to them as well as a range of advice and guidance. Visit www.askbridgend.com >>