The City Of Cardiff In 2017
The story of Cardiff in 2017 – its strengths and its weaknesses – has been revealed in a new report.
The Cardiff Liveable City Draft Report looks at how the city is performing across a number of key indicators including:
- The environment;
- The economy; and
Produced by the Cardiff Public Services Board the report is designed to show the state of the city today and to give direction to where it needs to improve in the future for the benefit of all its residents.
Chair of the Public Services Board and Leader of the City of Cardiff Council, Cllr Phil Bale, said: “This report tells a story about Cardiff in 2017. It sets out our city’s strengths and opportunities – and there are many. However, it is also honest about the weaknesses and the threats we face in the future.
“There’s a good story to tell. Jobs are being created, unemployment is down and visitor numbers are up. Cardiff has three great universities, skill levels across the board compare well to other cities and our schools are improving each year. It’s clear there are solid foundations in place for a sustained period of success for our city.
“The Public Services Board has been tasked by Welsh Government to improve the life of all our residents. This report shows us clearly what is working well and what needs to work better. The Public Services Board will now get to work on making the improvements that will make a real difference to Cardiff and our residents.”
The Public Services Board was created under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Its members include:
- The City of Cardiff Council (Leader and Chief Executive);
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (Chair and Chief Executive);
- Cardiff Third Sector Council (Chief Executive Officer);
- Community Rehabilitation Company (head of Local Delivery Unit);
- National Probation Service Wales (Assistant Chief Officer);
- South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Chief Fire Officer);
- South Wales Police (Chief Constable);
- South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner;
- Natural Resources Wales (Executive Director); and
- Welsh Ministers
The Cardiff Liveable City Draft Report has been released today at the first Cardiff Liveable City forum which was attended by PSB members.
Vice Chair of the Public Services Board and Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Maria Battle, said: “The Cardiff Liveable City Report will be an important step in continuing to make the city a great place to live, work and visit.
“Cardiff has so much to offer, in so many ways and this work will help us understand how to make even better use of the talents and opportunities at our disposal.
“One of the strengths of this project is how health, social services and all other partners are working together with the public to outline this vision and identify the steps we need to take to make it happen.”
The Draft report will now go to public consultation until 26 February 2017. The draft report and details of how residents and organisations can put forward their views in available online at www.cardiff.gov.uk/liveablecity.
The final Cardiff Liveable City Report and Cardiff Well-Being Assessment will be published at the end of March 2017.
Chair of the PSB, Cllr Bale, added: The Liveable City Forum will look at Cardiff’s strengths and weaknesses today. The next challenge will be to identify the priorities for action to make the city an even better place to live, work and visit. The Forum will set collective goals which we as a city can come together to achieve. This work will take place over the first half of 2017.”
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