Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Council Hosts Residents’ Over 50s Forum

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Monmouthshire County Council will host a meeting for people aged 50 plus to discuss issues relating to planning. Representatives from the council’s Planning Department will attend. The meeting will be held in County Hall, Usk on Wednesday 22nd June from 2pm to 4pm and will be streamed live via YouTube to allow those unable to attend to play a part. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Organised by the council and local equalities organisation, SEWREC, which runs a project called Monmouthshire Voices, the meeting will offer people a chance to influence services, policies and decisions that affect them. Councillor Phil Hobson, cabinet member with responsibility for equalities, will chair the meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pennie Walker of Monmouthshire Voices commented: “This will be the third Older People’s Forum and, I hope, will be as successful as the last two. It gives older people a chance to have their say and talk about issues that relate them, as well as receive information from service providers. It is good to see older people getting involved and putting their point of view across.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those wishing to attend or to receive further details about Monmouthshire Voices should contact Pennie – email: pennie.walker@sewrec.wales or telephone 07949 040538. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lunch will be provided at 1pm and people who require transport should contact Pennie by Tuesday, 14th June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Before lunch, The Access for All Forum for people in Monmouthshire with disabilities will meet from 11am to 1pm to discuss transport. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Monmouthshire Voices is funded by the Big Lottery and run by SEWREC – the South East Wales Regional Equality Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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