The Council is urging residents to have their say in the ongoing consultation on the draft Corporate Plan (2020-24), before it closes on January 17.
A public consultation into the draft Plan, which sets out the overall direction of the Council over the next four years, began on October 25, 2019.
Residents can visit a dedicated website (www.rctcbc.gov.uk/corporateplan) to find out more about the proposed vision, and leave their individual comments.
As part of the consultation, the Council promoted and hosted 15 public ‘drop-in’ engagement events so residents could have their say in person. These were held in popular community venues from November 26 to December 17. Officers have also been conducting a number of events and forums with targeted groups throughout the consultation period – including older people, young people and disability groups, and Council staff.
The draft Plan being consulted upon is entitled ‘Making a Difference’ – and sets the following vision for Rhondda Cynon Taf over the next four years:
“To be the best place in Wales to live, work and play, where people and businesses are independent, healthy and prosperous.”
The draft plan proposes focusing on three main priority areas:
“Ensuring People: are independent, healthy and successful.”
“Creating Places: where people are proud to live, work and plan”
“Enabling Prosperity: creating opportunities for people and businesses to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and fulfil their potential and prosper.”
All comments submitted to the website during the consultation period, along with the views expressed in person at the public and dedicated events, will be considered by Officers following the consultation. Residents are urged to have their say before the process ends on Friday, January 17 (5pm).
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “Over the past 10 weeks, the Council has been consulting residents about its second-ever Corporate Plan, covering the period 2020 to 2024. Currently in draft form, the Plan outlines three main areas of focus – People, Places and Prosperity – on which we are asking local residents to have their say.
“The Corporate Plan is one of the most important documents that the Council will consider, as it sets out the priorities and goals over a four year period, and ultimately the shape and direction of Rhondda Cynon Taf during that time.
“Since the current Corporate Plan period started in 2016, almost £400m has been invested by the Council across service areas such as 21st Century Schools, Highways and Transportation, Town Centres and Community assets, Parks, Play Areas, Leisure Centres and outdoor sports facilities.
“There is still time for residents to have their say in this important consultation process, which ends of January 17. I’d urge residents to visit the dedicated website, view the consultation materials and have their say in the comment box. All of the entries received will be considered going forward, as we look to set the latest Corporate Plan ahead of the new financial year starting in April.”
Posted on Thursday 9th January 2020