NEIL Hamilton, MS for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is calling on his constituents to have a say on the future of their local economy.
Neil Hamilton, a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs committee, is encouraging people to participate in developing a regional economic framework for Mid-Wales.
“I welcome this shared vision approach. It is vitally important local people have their views on the future of the local economy taken into consideration.
“This is an excellent opportunity for my constituents to have their say on developing a set of priorities to help the economy in Mid-Wales recover from the impacts of coronavirus.
“I know what a devastating effect Covid–19 has had on the whole economy, particularly in rural areas, and many businesses are still desperately struggling to keep their heads above water.
“These are very challenging times and people must take advantage of this participation and make sure they respond and take part in discussions, either on line or via a virtual event.
Working together, the Welsh Government and regional partners are inviting people to join them in establishing a shared vision for the distinct economies of Mid–Wales and South West Wales.
The regional economic frameworks will be vital in helping deliver prosperity for all and will determine what steps need to be taken for the regions to prosper, how it can be delivered and the important role organisations, businesses and local communities will have.
Individuals and groups, including children and young people, are being invited to share their thoughts on how they believe a positive change can be made for the future of both regions.
People will be able to provide their opinion as well as share their insight and experience on a wide range of issues relating to economic development, from tourism and transport to education and environment.
The views of everyone taking part will directly support the development of the frameworks.
To get involved in the discussion, people can either participate online, request an activity pack to discuss with their colleagues, friends or communities or attend a virtual meeting this month.
The Welsh Government is aiming for the regional economic frameworks to be in place in early 2021.
For more information go to the Business Wales website.