“Our communities must thrive not just survive”


Plaid asks public to feed in to Sustainable Communities Commission

Plaid Cymru has launched what promises to be a wide public consultation as the party’s new commission looks at how communities can thrive in an ever-changing world.

The party’s Sustainable Communities Commission will look at all aspects of community life – including economic, environmental and social issues. The commission’s work will also look at linguistic considerations with particular regard to the communities in some parts of Wales.

On launching the public consultation, the joint head of the commission Llyr Gruffydd welcomed contributions from throughout Wales and beyond, via new media or old.

Plaid Cymru AM for the north Wales region, Llyr Gruffydd said:

“Today, we are asking individuals and organisations across Wales to share their experiences and ideas on Sustainable Communities with us as we launch our consultation. We want to consider how we can rebuild and strengthen our communities, ensuring that we are utilising the enormous natural resources of our nation along with the talents of all its people.

“People in communities throughout Wales are grappling with similar challenges right now. There are big economic questions of course, but also social and environmental issues. We want to build a cohesive approach to economic, social, environmental and regenerative policies, to look at the bigger picture in Wales, not only individual policy fields. Our aim is to bring forward clear and realistic recommendations to ensure that Welsh communities don’t just survive, but that they thrive.”


* To respond to the consultation, go to the ‘Cymunedau Cynaliadwy - Sustainable Communities’ Facebook page, contact @Cymunedau on Twitter, email or write to The Sustainable Communities Commission, Tŷ Gwynfor, Anson Court, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4AL