Flintshire's future on the agenda during first event

Flintshire's future on the agenda during first event

Reporter:

David Humphreys

Businesses, tourism representatives and government officials have come together to plan Flintshire’s future.

Delyn AM Hannah Blythyn hosted the first Future Flintshire event at Coleg Cambria to discuss the county’s way forward.

About 35 representatives from North East Wales attended the event, from businesses of all sizes, local government, the tourism sector., education and trade union representatives.

Stakeholders joined small focus groups at the event to discuss the local economy and raise any concerns.

Ken Skates, AM for Clwyd South and cabinet member for economy and infrastructure, also addressed delegates.

Ms Blythyn said: “This week I’ve held my first Future Flintshire event here in Delyn  – giving people from our area the opportunity to have a direct input into the Welsh Government’s economic strategy.

“We brought together a wide range of representatives and organisations from our major  anchor companies, such as Airbus and Tata Steel – as well as those from local government, the voluntary sector, tourism and trade union representatives.

“It was great to hear the interesting and innovative views of local stakeholders as we openly  discussed the vision for our regional economy.

“I hope this will be the first of many similar events that will reach out across our key sectors –  ensuring the needs and aspirations of North East Wales are firmly on the Government’s agenda.”

Email:

david.humphreys@nwn.co.uk

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