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View more details for consultation Knife Crime in Wrexham Knife Crime in Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 06 Sep 2021 23 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

In 2020, the young people of the Senedd yr Ifanc conducted a quesstionaire with the hope of gaining a view of the knife crime issues within Wrexham. 

The previous consultation gave the young people of the Senedd yr Ifanc a view of the knife crime in the area, however they felt they needed a clearer picture. 

Therefore the Senedd yr Ifanc would like to run a similar questionnaire again. 

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View more details for consultation Senedd yr Ifanc Senedd yr Ifanc Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Oct 2021 22 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Please can you support the Senedd yr Ifanc with a quick Market Research questionnaire? We are aiming to find out what would attract young people to joining the Senedd yr Ifanc or what would stop them from joining. Please answer all questions openly and honestly, all answers are confidential.

The Senedd Yr Ifanc Wrecsam is Wrexham Youth Parliament. The Senedd is made up of Young People aged 11- 25. The Senedd works on county wide issues that affect the Young People of Wrexham.

The Senedd meets every last Monday of the month. The Senedd meetings are structured meetings with formal and informal sections. During a Senedd meeting professionals will come to speak to the Senedd to gather the views and opinions on specific issues. Senedd meetings can also include debates, issue based work groups, training, consultations and much more.

Any young person can become a representative of the Senedd, you will be responsible for ensuring that the views of other young people are considered in matters affecting young people across the county.

The Senedd gives young people the chance to have their say and a voice on matters that affect them.

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View more details for consultation Survey - Wrexham Museum and the new Football Museum for Wales redevelopment project Survey - Wrexham Museum and the new Football Museum for Wales redevelopment project Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Nov 2021 15 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Council, in partnership with the Welsh Government, are undertaking a major redevelopment of the Wrexham Museum building to create a joint Football Museum for Wales and Wrexham Museum located on one site. The museum will recognise the importance of football in Wales and secure Wrexham’s place as the spiritual home of football in Wales.

 

The new Football Museum will be a major new attraction for Wrexham town centre, drawing visitors from all over the country and beyond. It will tell the story of football in Wales, from the clubs, communities and supporters across the country, all the way up to the national teams and their historic achievements.

 

The Football Museum will sit alongside new galleries exploring the history of Wrexham, from the stories of its prehistoric residents told through archaeological evidence, the Roman period, medieval times, the struggles and challenges of the age of industry, the wars of the modern era, and how people of Wrexham have lived, worked and socialised up to the present day through the collections held in trust by the museum.

 

To help us develop and design a museum which meets the needs of visitors and communities across Wales, we would like to hear your views. You can help by answering the following questions – the survey should take no more than 10 minutes.  Your answers will remain confidential and will only be used to inform the early proposals for the museum.

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View more details for consultation Biennial Ballot Paper 2021 Biennial Ballot Paper 2021 Wrexham County Borough Council 06 Sep 2021 05 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

The Senedd yr Ifanc is the Wrexham Youth Parliament, we work with young people aged 11-25 to improve and work on issues that affect the young people in Wrexham. 

Every two years we consult with young people in Wrexham to identify the top issue that will be our main focus.   The results of this ballot will be what we focus on in 2022-2024. 

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View more details for consultation Draft Statement of Licensing Policy Draft Statement of Licensing Policy Wrexham County Borough Council 09 Aug 2021 05 Sep 2021
Why are we doing this?

In accordance with legislation, and guidance issued by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of the Act, the Licensing Authority is now required to determine its Policy for a further five years and publish a statement of that policy. 

Once published the Statement of Licensing Policy shall (subject to any further reviews and consultation) be in force for a further period of five years. However the document can be revised before this time as the policy is a live document which is subject to continuous review to meet the changing needs of the community, business circumstances and legislation.

 

 

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View more details for consultation Consultation on  ‘Planning for Dark Night Skies: Supplementary Planning Guidance for lighting Consultation on ‘Planning for Dark Night Skies: Supplementary Planning Guidance for lighting Wrexham County Borough Council 14 Jun 2021 09 Aug 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council in partnership with Flintshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are seeking views on a draft supplementary planning guidance note (SPG) for lighting in the AONB. This will provide advice and guidance for developers and others on good lighting design in the AONB.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Chair of the AONB Joint Committee, said: “The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is one of Wales’ most cherished landscapes. The area enjoys some of the darkest skies in Wales and provides opportunities to experience the wonders of a dark night sky. The SPG will help to conserve and enhance this special quality by raising awareness of the issue and promoting dark sky friendly lighting design.  We want to know what you think, and I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in the consultation process and to have their say on the draft SPG before the deadline on August 9th.”

The AONB is designated as a landscape of national importance and the primary purpose is to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. One of the recognised special qualities of the AONB is its tranquil nature, which includes the opportunity to experience dark night skies. The AONB has some of the darkest skies in Wales and the draft SPG seeks to conserve and enhance this special quality by providing guidance for developers and others on dark sky friendly lighting design. When approved by each of the Local Planning Authorities the SPG will be a material planning consideration in determining planning applications and appeals.

 

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View more details for consultation Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in the County Borough of Wrexham Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in the County Borough of Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 10 May 2021 18 Jul 2021
Why are we doing this?

Housing Act 2004  Part 2 enables Local Authorities to designate additional licensing schemes for Houses in Multiple Occupation. Prior to doing so, the Authority must determine if the statutory conditions for introducing such a scheme are met and also undertake a public consultation with relevant stakeholders including Landlords, HMO Licensees, Managing Agents, Residential letting Associations.

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View more details for consultation Participation in Wrexham Participation in Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 13 May 2021 31 May 2021
Why are we doing this?

Participation means listening to children and young people and taking their views meaningfully into account. All children and young people should be supported to freely express their opinion; they should be both heard and listened to. Their views should be taken seriously when decisions or actions are taken that affect their lives directly or indirectly (as guaranteed by Article 12 of the UNCRC).

To make sure that we have an excellent standard of participation in Wrexham, we need a plan (strategy) of how we are going to achieve this.

At the moment we have 2 plans one made by Children's Social Care and one made by the Youth Service. We would like to come up with a new plan, one that will really work!!

 

What we found out

We only had 8 young people show an interest in this consultation.

We found out what name preferences young people wanted and what they might like in the Participation Vision.

What difference has it made?

We will use the results to inform the work of Wrexham’s next Participation Strategy

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View more details for consultation Wrexham's Last Trams Wrexham's Last Trams Wrexham County Borough Council 22 Mar 2021 16 Apr 2021
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Heritage Service is investigating the future of its two historic tramcars and would like to know your views.

These trams are the only known survivors of Wrexham’s fleet of 10 trams purchased from Brush Electrical Engineering Company. Built in 1903, they ran between Wrexham town centre and Rhosllanerchrugog until 1927, when they were replaced by buses and the tram fleet was sold.  

The trams are currently in open storage at Bersham Colliery.  They are in poor condition, and the Heritage Service has therefore appointed consultants to advise on their future preservation. 

A draft document has been produced which investigates the history of the trams, the impact they had on Wrexham and their historical significance, before describing their current condition.

The document has highlighted a number of different possibilities for the preservation and future display of the tramcars, as well as how these can be achieved.   

For further details of the options for preservation and future display of the tramcars, please see the attached document below.

A zoom seminar will be held on Wednesday 31st March, 7.00pm - 8.30pm where the consultants and museum officers will provide further information about the feasibility study and its findings, and the different options being investigated. To book a place please click on the link here:  http://www.yourvoicewrexham.net/survey/1238

 

 

What we found out

The consultants for the project have carried out in-depth analysis of the consultation results. A summary of their main findings are below.

  1. There is a lot of local interest in the trams and Wrexham’s heritage. 385 surveys were completed in total. This was a much higher number than anticipated by both staff and the consultants and shows strong interest and engagement with Wrexham’s heritage and the two trams.
  2. There was a diverse response to the consultation.
  3. There is a strong desire to keep the trams in Wrexham.  76% of respondents wanted the trams to remain in Wrexham.
  4. The preferred option is to restore the trams as a static display.  
  5. Respondents felt that professional restoration was the best option for how their preferred option could be achieved.
  6. There is local enthusiasm to volunteer to support the work involved in restoring the trams. Whilst we received fewer responses to the second part of the questionnaire, there was strong enthusiasm to support the project through volunteering.
What difference has it made?

The consultants will be producing a feasibility study for the trams. The results from the consultation has been analysed by them and this data will be used to inform their recommendations for the future of the two trams.  

Depending on these recommendations, if appropriate, we will use the consultation data as vital evidence to show local support and engagement as part of future funding bids for the restoration of the trams.

 

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View more details for consultation COVID 19 effects on Mental Health and Wellbeing: children and young people in Wrexham and Flintshire COVID 19 effects on Mental Health and Wellbeing: children and young people in Wrexham and Flintshire Wrexham County Borough Council 05 Mar 2021 19 Mar 2021
Why are we doing this?

Introduction

Thank you for finding the time to complete this consultation, your answers are important to us, they are confidential and will inform the work of Wrexham and Flintshire’s Public Service Boards.

Public Service Boards are a partnership of organisations that help provide public services.  They include the Council, the Health Board, the Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales, the Police, The National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company, Public Health Wales, Coleg Cambria, A.V.O.W, and Welsh Government. 

What we found out

Young people across Wrexham and Flintshire have expressed concerns about the toll on their mental health, education, employment, and income during coronavirus restrictions. The Coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected social relationship for some young people with their friends and families. Young people feel the pandemic has affected their mental health greatly. This joint consultation indicates a general worsening for some young people’s mental health and wellbeing especially anxiety, loneliness and depression.depression. Bereavement and traumatic experiences have been mentioned, with young people experiencing feelings of isolation, boredom and uncertainty.  A couple of young people mentioning feeling suicidal and a lack of control has been a huge issue for many young people. Some have had concerns over whether their friendships would recover and a lot of young people are worried about the loss of education or their prospects of finding work and fears about the future. Members of young people’s family have lost their jobs or been furloughed and this has created long-term economic and social consequences for them all.   Young people are worried about a third wave of the pandemic or future lockdowns having an effect on their education, grades, always having to play catch-up with their education and businesses and organisations shutting down. 91 young people feel it will affect their future because of their education, mounting pressure relating to school along with a lot of anxiety around taking exams and what will happen with their course work, GCSEs and A-Levels.

Young people are worried about how are they going to catch up on missed work and what impact will it have on their grades. Young people attending university have concerns about finances and what lies ahead for their future, jobs and careers and not being able to achieve their dreams or goals. It’s important to point out that throughout the last 12 months, education, teachers and school staff have gone above and beyond to keep schools open for young people of key workers and deliver online teaching for young people. There are worries that the third wave could be more than covid but actually in respect of mental health as young people describe their mental health getting as worsening and with increased levels of anxiety. Due to services already being oversubscribed and waiting lists becoming longer, the challenge will be how to ensure young people are protected from a further decline in their health. 

What difference has it made?

The results from these findings are being used to inform the recovery and future work of Wrexham and Flintshire’s Public Service Board. They will be shared with organisations across Wrexham and Flintshire to support their recovery and work with Young People. If there is a need the consultation will be run again in 2022.