Thursday, 1 September 2011

Queensway ward no longer in top 3 deprived wards in Wales

New statistics published recently by the Welsh government show that Caia Parks Queensway ward in Wrecsam has seen a significant improvement in terms of its rankings in the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.

In 2008 the ward was ranked the 2nd most deprived ward in Wales by the index which measures a combination of factors such as income, employment, health, education, housing, environment and community safety. In this years 2011 results the ward has moved to 9th position in the index, a significant improvement on previous rankings.

Since 2008 the ward has been represented by Plaid Cymru councillor Carrie Harper who welcomed the progress that is being made, she said:“ A lot of work has been going on in the ward over the last few years. I must congratulate the Caia Park Partnership in particular who have undoubtedly made a huge contribution to the wards ranking this year. The organisation which is based in Queensway runs a variety of services and social enterprises across Caia Park. They have established Sparkles Day Nursery, a community café and have recently launched ‘Wrex Recycling’ which has been nominated for the Wales Recycling Award. The organisation also offers training courses and runs schemes to help local people back into work. Over 80% of the staff at the Partnership are local people and they currently have an active volunteer base of over 150 locals.”

“ Queensway ward which is predominantly council housing has also received a lot of council investment over the last few years. The ward has received the highest council capital spend in the borough for the last two years on the run, with money spent on installing new central heating systems and a large re-roofing programme which will continue this year. I am also confident the ward will benefit from the councils upcoming scheme to install solar panels in some of its housing stock which starts in October. Other investments such as new road resurfacing and a variety of environmental improvement projects are also making a difference. There is still plenty more work to do but it’s fantastic to see things moving in such a positive direction.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plaid Cymru delivering after years of neglect by Labour councillors!

Alwyn ap Huw said...

Llongyfarchiadau mawr / Hearty congratulations Carrie

Anonymous said...

There's something about Plaid in the Wrecsam area. Good work.

Anonymous said...

Load of bollocks - Carrie Harper is trying to take credit for the hard work of people like Cllr's Mark Pritchard, Mike Morris and Ron Davies who have fought hard to improve Wrexham's housing department.

You would swear Queensway is the only ward which has had investment from the council and that its apparently all down to her. In reality it is the hard work of the economic development team who have worked extremely hard here.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Oh - someone's cage has well and truly been rattled! Anon, if you care to re-read the piece Carrie congratulates the Partnership (which works closely with the council's Econ Dev dept) as well as Housing.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, no marks for guessing that the Anonymous poster at 20:32 is someone associated with Caia Park Communities First an organisation who have delivered fuck all to the people of Caia (except of course the Venture)

Plaid Queensway said...

Now stop being a little ball of spite anon 20:32 and re read the article.