Posted on: Friday 28 October 2022
Today, we're launching our annual Residents' County Survey.
Last year, nearly 1,000 people provided valuable feedback about Torfaen Council's services, local infrastructure, the environment and communities.
Since then, we've invested in new waste vehicles; spent nearly £1million on road and pavement repairs, created ambitious plans for town centre regeneration, started work on a transport hub at Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station; installed new electric vehicle charging points in public car parks; issued millions in Winter fuel and cost of living payments and offered support to hundreds of individuals and families at risk of homelessness.
The Council has also completed £1.6million investment at Ysgol Panteg and Llantarnam Community Primary School; opened a new £8.8million Welsh medium primary at Ysgol Gymraeg Gwyllyw and our Play Service have provided hundreds of playscheme places for children in the school holidays.
Your views about what the Council has done - and what you think needs to be done - will help to shape how services are prioritised and delivered in the future.
Your responses will also help to inform how well the Council is performing against its developing County Plan, which will be published next week.
Have your say via our online community hub Get Involved Torfaen.
Or visit one of our public drop-in sessions for a paper copy:
- Wednesday 2 November - Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, 10am-4pm
- Friday 4 November - Cwmbran Library, 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 9 November - Pontypool Indoor Market, 10am-4pm
- Thursday 10 November - Cwmbran Library, 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 16 November - Pontypool Indoor Market, 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 23 November - Blaenavon World Heritage Centre 10am-4pm
Residents will also get the chance to review the draft County Plan at the drop in sessions and online from next week.
The plan sets out the Council's ambitions for the next five years including key delivery targets, which will be updated annually so residents can see what is being achieved.
Council Leader Anthony Hunt said: "Our ambitions for Torfaen have never been greater, but the financial challenges we face as a local authority and the cost of living challenges we face as a community have never been more stark.
"Our day-to-day services are important in making it possible for residents to get on with their everyday lives, but we also want to improve the sustainability, connectivity and well-being of our county by strengthening our communities, economy and environment.
"These are big challenges but we are confident that together they can be achieved. You can get involved by taking part in our Residents County Survey today."
You can fill in the survey anonymously or you can register to be among the first to hear about future consultations. You can sign up here.