This is where you can find my blogs which include regular updates on work across the Llanrhian community and some of my other work in the Council, and beyond.
Amongst all the bad news, the tragedy and statistics that Coronavirus has brought, for those of us in public services, we keep hearing that ‘this is an opportunity to change’ and ‘we can’t go back’. As a progressive Councillor, I can’t stand back and watch rapid the adaptation of the business of local government without … Continue reading “Learning through crisis”
I originally wrote this blog in 2018, after just over a year as a County Councillor. The original version can be found on my LinkedIn page here. You’ve done the hard work, knocking on doors, posting leaflets, and explaining to anyone who’ll listen why they should vote for you; you’ve had the bizarre experience of … Continue reading “A year as a County Councillor: surviving and thriving in elected life.”
I was really pleased to be asked to contribute to PLANED‘s podcast series recently, where I spoke about my role in the council, but more about the community response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The link to the podcast is here: http://planed.libsyn.com/county-councillor-neil-prior This was recorded over the phone around 3 weeks into ‘lockdown’, and I reflect … Continue reading “My First Podcast”
At Llanrhian Community Council, we’ve been thinking about what to do with the playpark and pavilion in Trefin. You might not even know it’s there, but some years ago the field was transformed into a multi-sports court, a pavilion, a playpark, a small astro-turf area and an open community space. If you know it, you’ll … Continue reading “Community Consultation”
In this brief update on what’s been going on across our area recently I’ll touch upon: Abereiddi Highways (Square & Compass and Croesgoch) Transport (Castlemorris) The ‘Connected Community’ project Waste changes Broadband survey Climate change working group And a general round up… Abereiddi has been an ongoing issues for some time, and the intensification of … Continue reading “Newsletter: December 2019”
On December 12th, a ‘Hub in the Pub’ meeting was held at The Artramont, Croesgoch, organised with local residents Andrew Phillips and Nia Jenkins, to discuss with people who either take a lead in working on behalf of the community, or have ideas on how we can make our place better. The summary that follows … Continue reading “A Connected Community”
This is my fifth column for Llais Rhian, and incredibly, means that I am half way through this electoral term (2 ½ years gone, 2 ½ left)! Looking back over the last few years I realise what a steep learning curve it has been and I’m constantly balancing my time between helping those in the … Continue reading “Llais Rhian Column, Oct 2019”