Resource for Change were commissioned to help Llangollen’s ‘Town Team,’ working on behalf of the Town Council, to develop a Community Place Plan for the picturesque town of Llangollen in North East Wales.
The group had undertaken extensive community consultation, but were finding it difficult to develop this into a definitive Action Plan. We reviewed the existing work and worked alongside the local volunteers to identify a way forward, beginning with collaboratively defining a clear Vision and identifying specific Aims and Objectives, based on the feedback from the community.
With our focus on collaboration and co-production, we facilitated a stakeholder mapping exercise to identify key delivery partners, including those with the influence, capacity, and statutory authority to deliver. These stakeholders were engaged through a series of themed online interactive workshops that brought together key players from sectors such as housing, employment, tourism, community cohesion, local services, and the environment. And together they developed a deliverable and realistic action plan, alongside policy proposals that would address the identified needs of the community.
The final stage, when Covid restriction allow, will be another public event to give the community an opportunity to comment on and endorse the plan before it is finalised and adopted by the Town Council.