Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council are consulting on our Strategic Equality Plan for 2024-2028 and need your input and views to shape and inform the new objectives.

Building upon the Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024, MTCBC aim to improve equal opportunities within the community and in service delivery, employment, commissioning, leadership and working in partnership.

The themes and objectives from the 2020-2024 plan are still important, and MTCBC are asking whether anything else needs to be included.

To have your say and have more information regarding the Equality Plan please see below.

For the generic survey and for further info please see this link Consultation for our Strategic Equality Plan 2024-2028 | Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

And for the online survey click here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SEP2428/

The closing date for the consultation is 30th October 2023.


Are you interested in being a Voluntary Sector representative at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councils Scrutiny Committees?

Be vocal and help make a difference... Become a Co-opted Member on one of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Scrutiny Committees.

Scrutiny is an umbrella term covering a wide range of roles with key legislative responsibility for:

  • Holding the Cabinet to account
  • Policy Review and Development
  • Reviewing and scrutinising the performance of the Council and help drive improvements in services.
  • External scrutiny

Overview and Scrutiny Committees help ensure local public services are delivered effectively and efficiently and have wide ranging powers to investigate areas of local interest.

Scrutiny can question decision takers, call in expert witnesses or hear evidence from other local stakeholders.  Investigations are not restricted to Council run services, any area of interest to the local community may be investigated by scrutiny.

  • The Council has five scrutiny committees:
  • Corporate Support and Resources
  • Neighbourhood Services, Countryside and Planning Scrutiny Committee
  • Learning and LGES (Local Government Education Service) Scrutiny Committee
  • Social Services Scrutiny Committee
  • Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee

There are currently 2 vacancies for Voluntary Sector Co-opted representatives on Social Services and Corporate Support and Resources Committees. 

If you are interested in learning more about the role and responsibilities of Scrutiny Committee members, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil will be holding an awareness session on 29th September at 10am at VAMT.

To book your place contact karen.vowles@vamt.net



Between 18-24 September, Amgueddfa Cymru will be hosting a range of activities across all our Museums for Adult Learners Week, with:

  • opportunities for Welsh learners and those learning English
  • drop-in and bookable art and craft taster sessions 
  • informal talks and object handling sessions

For more information, visit our page here: Adult Learners Weeks activities at Amgueddfa Cymru-Museum Wales | Museum Wales

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