If you are interested in having your say on the issues that affect you and your community then you may want to join our Citizen Panel, Voices of our Valleys, Youth Forum or 50+ Network.
Blaenau Gwent Citizen Panel
As a member of our Citizen Panel you will be consulted on a wide range of issues affecting Blaenau Gwent. You will be contacted from time to time to give your opinion on a range of matters by email and in person if you wish. By being a member you really can make a difference to your area and improve the services that you and your community rely on.
The 50+ Network is free to attend, non-political, and open to all. It acts as a collective voice for people aged 50 and over who live, work or frequently visit Blaenau Gwent. It promotes the interests of people aged 50 and above and provides an opportunity for people to get together, socialise, and discuss things that matter most to you. We aim to raise awareness of the contribution older people make to our society and work in partnership with organisations who provide services for people aged 50+. The forum meets three to four times a year and includes guest speakers, activities, and debates.
Voices of our Valleys
The Voices of our Valleys is an equality forum which meets a few times a year. The forum seeks to raise the profile of the equalities agenda and provide support for people who are protected by the Equality Act (2010). The forum has a varied membership including local groups and agencies as well as members of the public. The forum provides opportunities to get involved in consultation activities, as well as work together with public and third sector organisations to support key projects such as the re-design of services.
The Youth Forum is attended by young people aged 11-25 and meets once per month. The forum is led by the young people who look at issues and priorities that affect children and young people living in the Borough. The forum work closely with the Local Authority and senior decision makers to influence change on matters that affect them.