A wonderful evening was had yesterday in some inspirational company at the 2016 Gwobrau Cynnal Cymru / Sustain Wales Awards. It was a privilege for Llanelli Rural Council to have been one of the three shortlisted for the Sustainable Public Service Award won eventually by the Healthy Hillsides project in the Rhondda Cynon Taf. Congratulations to them.
Being shortlisted is a real sign of the direction we are going in with regards to our work towards working sustainably for our communities. It is further recognition for the way we are embracing the aims and goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Llanelli Rural Council were shortlisted based on the following: Llanelli Rural Council has adopted a Strategic Plan and a Whole Place Plan so that it contains the Well-being of Future Generations Act and therefore sustainable development at the front of all decisions. Inwardly this is reflected in each council report where core values and strategic aims are cross referenced against each of the seven national well-being goals as a constant reminder of how their work contributes to the Act. And outwardly the following developments have transpired as a result of the Whole Place Plan; a new committee for Ponthenri Community Hall, a Llanelli Rural Time Credits Programme with five community groups interested in signing up, four litter picks, five council coordinated community events, a new community led play area for Pwll, three completed Community Asset Transfers and a further five are pending.
The Whole Place Plan, mentioned, is available to download from our website and there are some review sessions planned for 2017. With the feedback and support from the community it can gather some purposeful momentum whilst remaining current to the communities needs. Thank you all for your continued support and watch this space!!!