|'ACTION FOR WELSHPOOL, ITS PEOPLE AND ITS VISITORS'|
WHAT IS THE WELSHPOOL PARTNERSHIP?
The Welshpool Partnership is a community organisation formed in 1996 and set up with the following mission statement:
"The Partnership aims to further the development of Welshpool, both environmentally, economically and socially by co-ordinating and focusing local bodies and motivating action"
The objectives of the Company are:
To promote the economic, environmental and social development of the town of Welshpool and the surrounding community;
To undertake promotion and publicity of Welshpool and the surrounding community as a place to visit, work, shop and live;
To advance the development of community activity in ways which will achieve the above.
The Partnership is headed by a Board of Directors consisting of 11 members from a cross section of the community. The Board includes Town & County Council representation as well as business professionals and representatives from charitable organisations.
WHO FUNDS THE WELSHPOOL PARTNERSHIP?
Over the past 5-6 years the Partnership has built up a very good relationship with its sponsors and important organisations both locally and regionally. The Partnerships key partners are:
Welsh Development Agency
Powys County Council
Welshpool Town Council
The Partnership regularly utilises the resources of other organisations including Business Connect, Welshpool & District Chamber of Commerce, Mid Wales Tourism and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations.
AT WHAT LEVEL DOES THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATE IN THE WELSHPOOL PARTNERSHIP?
The Partnership actively encourages the community at large to involve themselves in the development of both the organisation and the town. The programme of actions over the past 5 years has been a result of a consultation process with both the public and private sector and regular meetings have ensured that people have a chance to put forward their views, opinions and ideas directly to Partnership members and officers.
Following a re-location away from the Town Centre in 1999, the Partnership sought ways of retaining and raising its public profile and to provide a medium through which it could continue to keep in touch with the public. The result was the Welshpool Partnership Newsletter, which keeps the public informed of all the Partnerships plans and projects and is distributed across the town. The newsletter also gives local voluntary organisations the opportunity to promote themselves which is greatly appreciated by those who may lack the resources to do so on a large scale.
WHAT HAS THE WELSHPOOL PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVED?
The Partnership has been involved in the development of a wide range of economic and environmental projects since its inception. The following list highlights some of the more significant projects:
MAJOR SUCCESSES SINCE 1996