Throughout the year there are many different consultations on policies, services and legislative changes conducted by public sector organisations and the UK and Welsh Governments.
Many of these consultations are upon issues that will directly affect third sector organisations and community groups themselves, or those who use their services
PAVO regularly makes formal responses to these consultations on behalf of Powys' Third Sector in order to make sure the views, concerns and suggestions of the sector are considered by decision makers.
PAVO welcomes your organisation's or your service users' views or comments upon any of the consultations listed below, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01597 822191 to discuss them further.
Details of PAVO's responses to previous public consultations can be viewed here
The My Travel Pass scheme offers young people aged 16 to 18 a one-third discount on all bus journeys in Wales.
Welsh Government are consulting on:
- which categories of journeys should be eligible for discounted travel
- whether the age of eligibility and size of discount should be changed
- alternative payment methods, including a fixed contribution per journey or a monthly/annual pass for free travel at the point of use.
Consultation end date: 4 January 2018
How to respond
Please submit your comments in any of the following ways:
Download the response form.
Complete and return to Bus2@gov.wales.
Download the response form
Complete and return to:
Public Transport Division, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff.
Help and support
For more information about this consultation e-mail: Bus2@gov.wales.
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority - Rights of Way Improvement Plan Questionnaire
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is currently reviewing its Rights of Way Improvement Plan that was published in 2007. The Plan is the means by which the Authority plans strategically for the management, development, integration and promotion of the rights of way network, and other land to which the public has access, within the National Park.
In order to gather as much information as possible about public access in the National Park the Authority has devised a questionnaire which deals with a variety of matters associated with the topic.
The questionnaire is available here:
It should not take long to complete and we would welcome your views. The views of the public are crucial to help the Authority determine how it should manage public access in the future.
If you have any questions about the questionnaire, or would prefer to receive a paper copy of it, please do not hesitate to contact the Authority on 01874 624437 or email@example.com
The questionnaire will be available until the 3rd December 2017.
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys LD3 7HP
Powys' Public Service Board (PSB) has now agreed its Vision for Powys in 2040, based on the evidence and analysis within Powys' recent Wellbeing Assessment. This, together with a draft Wellbeing Plan based upon the Vision and the issues identified in the Assessment, is subject to an ongoing programme of public consultation over the Autumn/Winter.
You can view the PSB's Vision, and importantly, also give your views upon it at: www.powys.gov.uk/cy/datblygu-cymunedol/cynaliadwyedd-ar-cyngor/cynllun-llesiant-powys/ or
Feedback received from this survey will help inform the work that is beginning upon a draft of the Wellbeing Plan for Powys based on this Vision.
Some questions you might want to consider about the PSB's vision are:
- Does it reflect the priorities, aspirations and concerns of the people and communities that your community group or organisation works with?
- Does it feel like a blue-print for 'transformational' change within Powys?
- Do you think the objectives and aspirations it sets out are the right ones for Powys?
- Does it reflect the key issues gathered in the wellbeing assessment strongly enough (these were: transport and access to services; jobs and economy; and older peoples accommodation) and offer a satisfactory approach to dealing with them?
- Are there important issues facing Powys in the future which you feel the vision omits or doesn't fully address?
PAVO will be seeking the views of community groups and voluntary organisations in more detail in the coming months upon the the draft Wellbeing Plan once it is published, however as a first step, we would encourage everyone to look at and respond to the current survey on the PSB's Vision.
For further information or queries about the Powys Wellbeing Plan process please contact Peter Lathbury at: firstname.lastname@example.org<wbr /> or on 01597 822191.
Welcome to the draft Vision for Health and Care in Powys to 2027 and beyond.
We are delighted to welcome you to this draft Health and Care Strategy. Importantly, our organisations are working together with key partners and the people of Powys to plan for the future of health and care. We all know that these are challenging times, particularly with the prolonged period of austerity and the changing needs of the people of Powys. We also know that Powys is a place where we aspire to help improve the wellbeing of all people. This is why this draft strategy seeks to enable children and young people to ‘Start Well’, for people to ‘Live Well’ and older people to ‘Age Well’. Over 1000 people have contributed in some way to the development of this strategy so far and we would really value views on what has been produced.
For more information: http://www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/health-and-care-strategy
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which came into force in April 2015, is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
It places a duty on public sector organisations and partner agencies to work together and come up with a plan which helps to improve the well-being of not just the current generation but taking into account the needs of future generations.
You can view details of all current national consultations on the WCVA website
Please see below for details of current public sector consultations within Powys. (Link to Powys County Council website)
On Monday and Wednesdays we are open until 9pm. Here's what is coming up in the evenings in the next month. pic.twitter.com/I7n3s9norH
Powys Voluntary Sector
Find information here about the 4,000+ voluntary organisations in Powys including how to access the Info-engine database