Cwmaman town council has launched its latest initiative to bring about change in the community in what is being described as “the most exciting time” in the areas history.

The idea is to encourage residents to get together and discuss the communities’ strengths, assets and issues so they can participate in activities that lead to a better future for themselves, their families and for Cwmaman as a whole.

A wide range of different engagement methods will be available for residents including questionnaires, surveys, focused discussion groups as well as drop-in sessions and public meetings.

A Driving Change Local Plan is set to be developed using the information collected from residents which will be undertaken by Community Development Officer Rob Venus and Derith Powell, a Community Development Specialist who is not only a local resident but has a long-standing track record in the field at a local, all Wales and UK level.

A launch event is set to take place on Thursday, March 9 at Cwmaman Community Centre, Glanaman starting at 5pm. This will be an informal event with tea, coffee and refreshments available.

All local residents, and those with an interest in the future of Cwmaman, are being encouraged to attend and take the opportunity to make sure they get their voice heard.

There will be a number of project members present to talk to along with a range of other opportunities to record your thoughts, ideas and opinions.

The Driving Change Plan is only the beginning of a long- term initiative which aims to build on previous work, establish new projects and work towards a sustainable future for Cwmaman.

Rob Venus said: “It can’t be stressed enough just how much of an exciting time in the history of Cwmaman this is.

“There is a real and meaningful change on the horizon which, by hearing from as many of our residents as possible, will ensure greater happiness and prosperity for the whole community.

“There are a range of ways people can get their voice heard – from email, phone calls, focus groups the Facebook and Twitter, surveys, and just calling in to have a chat with myself or Derith. It’s important that all our residents take this opportunity to express their own views, ideas and needs and those of their family.

“We want to deliver changes that benefit as many people as possible.”

For further information, you can get in touch with Rob Venus on 07401 424842 or Derith Powell on 07855520139.

Alternatively you can engage with the project via Twitter @CwmDev using the hashtag #futurecwmaman