Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Make the Difference Cwm Taf - to be launched in Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week takes place every year between 1-7 June.  This year, a brand new scheme aiming to link retirees from the public sector with organisations seeking trustees will be launched across the Cwm Taf area.  Led by Interlink more information on the initiative is available here

Monday, 19 February 2018

NEW - FREE Training from VAMT and Interlink

NEW - FREE Training from VAMT and Interlink: As part of it's LEADER funded Digital Support Project within the 9 rural wards in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf (Vaynor, Cyfarthf...

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Consultation on Proposed Health Board Boundary Change

The Welsh Government has opened its consultation with the public on proposals to re-align the Bridgend local authority boundary within the footprint of the Cwm Taf University Health board area.

This follows the publication of the White Paper in January 2017 Reforming Local Government: Resilient and Renewed which looked at ways of strengthening local government's ability to work together to meet the challenges it and other public services face across Wales.

In its response to the consultation on the White Paper earlier this year Cwm Taf UHB felt it would be prudent to consider re-alignment of health board boundaries, noting an historic and natural fit of the Bridgend area to Cwm Taf through existing patient flows and provision.

Whilst both Cwm Taf UHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB will be consultees in the current process, both health boards have been involved in scoping the implications of any agreed change, without compromising the consultation process and outcome.
The Welsh Government’s consultation is now live on its website at the links below. The consultation ends on March 7th 2018 should you wish to submit your views or comments.

There is a Written Statement accompanying the consultation - follow the links for English and Welsh 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Budget consultation - Police and Crime Commissioner and the Police and Crime Plan

The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales is carrying out a budget consultation and seeking views on budget proposals for 2017/18 and the Police and Crime Plan

The Commissioner’s budget plans rest on a 5% increase in the precept which means an increase of £10.91 per year or 3p per day for a band D property. Whilst nobody wants to increase the charge, people want to live and work in safe communities.

Responses to the consultation will be help inform the decision making of the Police and Crime panel when they meet in the New Year to consider the level of precept for 2018-2019 so we hope that as many individuals and agencies concerned with keeping our communities and vulnerable individuals safe will respond with their views.

The consultation asks 5 questions (as set out below) and responses are needed by 28th December 2017. 

Consultation Questions

  • What are your views on the need to maintain an effective police service during a period of austerity - in particular, maintaining a strong neighbourhood presence?
  • Are there areas of South Wales Police activity that you would you be happy to see cut?
  • What would you consider the right level for the police precept for South Wales for 2018-19?
  • What are your views on capital expenditure plans for next year?
  • Do you think there are areas of the Police service that should be protected from further cuts? 
Responses can be emailed to:

Full details of the budget proposals and contact for postal responses can be found via on the website or via this link.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Draft Cwm Taf Well-being Plan - out for consultation

The Cwm Taf Public Services Board has published its draft Well-being Plan. The Well-being Plan will set out the Public Services Board’s Well-being Objectives for working together to improve the cultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of people and communities in Cwm Taf.

You can find the draft Plan here, along with a short survey to capture your thoughts and ideas. The information you provide will be used to develop the Well-being Plan. The final version will be published in May 2018.

Community events have been arranged and information can be found here

All responses must be received by 19th December 2017.