Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS lETTER NO 4
& Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group Spring 2016
News and Update, May 2016Welsh Assembly Government:
In addition to the support of Welsh Assembly Government in March we gained support from The Commissioner for the Well Being of Future Generations Act Sophie Howells. The Commissioner will visit Bronllys in the summer. The Act shares the aims of the Well Being Park to look after our future generations, our environment and our community Powys teaching Health Board and Powys County Council:- Early in February both organisations joined with us and our Community Land Trust Consultant Ian Crawley for an assessment of the Bronllys Well Being Park Proposal for the Grounds of the Community Hospital. Ian a retired town Planner worked as a Director in Islington and Bristol previously. The day was well attended by AMs Kirsty Williams and William Powell, County and Community Councillors in addition to our advisors and supporters. As a result of our progress and the workshop feedback Ian produced a positive report recommending we progress to stage 2 funding by the National Community Land Trust Network You can see the report of the Workshop Day HERE at the Brecon and Radnor Express online
Bronllys, Talgarth and Hay Councils: have agreed unanimously to fully support the development of the Well Being Park in the grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital. Each Council will provide a Councillor to serve on our Steering Group. Additionally the three Councils will be supporting the three Mid-June launches of the Bronllys Well Being Community Land Trust in their communities.
Thursday 9th of June & Talgarth Town Hall at 7 pm & Monday 13th of June & Hay School at 7 pm & Tuesday 14th of June & Bronllys Royston Hall at 7pm.
To enable this exiting proposal to fully develop can we ask as many of you as possible to attend one of the public meetings above or contact us with your support at;- Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys, LD3 0UU; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on: 0781 5594799
Your support for Bronllys Well Being Park Community Land Trust becoming a legal entity with broad local membership will ensure its long term development and sustainability.Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group: with its own Project Development Sub group was set up by Powys Health and Well Being Action last autumn; to focus on the Well Being Park development. This organisation has been very busy completing an Outline Business Plan and applying for funds to progress the proposals for the Park. In January three members attended the CLT National Conference in Westminster gaining valuable insights contacts and information to assist the Well Being Park’s development. In March a submission for our local development Plan to ensure that the hospital and grounds are designated as a Health and Well Being Park.
This was successfully approved by Powys Planning Authority. The Steering Group has widened substantially since the autumn and the membership have a range of skills geared to meet the challenges of this exiting project.
Powys Health and Well Being Action Group: will meet in the Autumn, there will be an update on local health issues. Other News: Bronllys Hospital League of Friends: Chair Maggie Simms now sits on the newly formed Powys Regional Partnership Board along with a range of other Powys voluntary organisations. Under the 'The Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014' the partners on the board have to ensure that services are available to support the full spectrum of needs of our citizens, as well as supporting the most vulnerable in our community. There are still some of Friend’s booklets 'Memories of Bronllys Hospital' available at Talgarth Tourist Office.
one or more of the following Public Launches on the following evenings at 7pm:- Mon. 13th of June in Hay School and on Tues. 14th of June in Royston Hall Bronllys.
Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes; Sec: Jacqui Wilding