Islwyn Resident's Survey

Here's your chance to have your say about what should be done to improve Islwyn, as well as Wales as a whole.

What area do you live in at the moment?


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  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:58:36 +0000
    Q: What could Rhys Mills do for you to win your vote in 2021?
    A: Firstly I have never heard of him, but if he were to sincerely show an interest in rights of way being properly funded and if he were in favour of being open minded about access for cyclists and walkers on our mountainside I would consider voting for him. I am a member of Friends of Cwmcarn Forest and I do not believe that I have seen Rhys taking an interest.
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:55:30 +0000
    Q: On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being extremely likely, 1 being not at all likely), how likely are you to vote for Rhys Mills in 2021 for Islwyn?
    A: 1
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:55:04 +0000
    Q: Do you usually vote in the Welsh Senedd Elections?
    A: Always
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:54:43 +0000
    Q: What would you like to see the Welsh Government doing to help people like you?
    A: I would like the Welsh Government to stop its deference to those who have a bike. Hand on heart I have a great respect for many cyclists who travel to work by bike and for those for whom cycling is a hobby, but WAG does not seem to appreciate that by pandering to the wishes of cyclists they are ignoring those who wish to get around on foot. The idea that all public rights of way, which are at present only available for those on foot should be opened up for use by cyclists is a frightening prospect, I am not against some footpaths being shared with cyclists, but some of the pubic footpaths in the south-east Wales valleys are not suitable for sharing with cyclists. To even consider such an action is to ignore the Equalities Act 2010. The vast majority of cyclists who use mountain routes are male. Indeed, they tend to be men at the younger end of the age spectrum. Ramblers, who use these mountain paths tend to be older women and so opening the public rights of way which are at present only available to walkers, up to cyclists would disadvantage walkers to help out hobby cyclists.
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:43:46 +0000
    Q: How likely are you to vote in the 2021 Welsh Senedd Elections?
    A: Will definitely vote
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:43:31 +0000
    Q: What are the main issues that affect you in your local area?
    A: The road under the bridge in High Street which leads to the traffic lights, gets flooded every time there is any rain. the drain is not at the lowest point in the road. It has been like this since at least 1982. Now that there is a railway station nearby a great number of people use the pavement alongside the flooded road and often get drenched when cars drive past too quickly. Please don’t read the word “drenched” and think “splashed”. Pedestrians get drenched. The council is aware of the situation.
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:43:31 +0000
    Q: What are the main issues that affect you in your local area?
    A: The road under the bridge in High Street which leads to the traffic lights, gets flooded every time there is any rain. the drain is not at the lowest point in the road. It has been like this since at least 1982. Now that there is a railway station nearby a great number of people use the pavement alongside the flooded road and often get drenched when cars drive past too quickly. Please don’t read the word “drenched” and think “splashed”. Pedestrians get drenched. The council is aware of the situation.
  • Maggie Thomas
    answered 2021-02-15 22:39:27 +0000
    Q: What area do you live in at the moment?
    A: Crosskeys
  • Joe Williams
    published this page 2020-12-01 16:14:49 +0000