On the occasion of the general assembly of rural mayors of Aude on Saturday, September 30, the sub-prefect of Limoux and the director of ARS Aude informed those elected of the new programs at their disposal. The gendarmerie colonel reminded them of the tools available to them in terms of security.
A hundred people attended the general assembly of rural mayors of Aude this Saturday, September 30. Of course, mayors of small cities, but also representatives of the prefecture, the MSA, the department, the region and parliamentarians.
The president of the association, Jean-Jacques Marty, had also invited the sub-prefect of Limoux Eric Laffargue, the departmental director of the Regional Health Agency Xavier Crisnaire and the gendarmerie colonel Olivier Berger. The goal: inform elected officials about the tools at their disposal.
“Towns of the future”
Opening the ball, Eric Laffargue presented in particular the “Villages of the Future” program, which is part of the France Ruralité plan, developed by the government. “This program is aimed at mayors of 3,500 inhabitants who do not yet benefit from the Small Towns of Tomorrow or Action coeur de ville labels”specified the subprefect of Limoux.
“Villages d’Avenir must allow mayors of small towns to receive support to carry out their projects”adds Eric Laffargue.
Thus, after having been certified by the subprefecture, mayors will be able to benefit from the help of a project manager designated at the departmental level, who will accompany them in the development of their project, from the previous diagnosis to its completion. . The areas in question are broad: housing, heritage development, digital transition, ecology, etc. “We must present a first list before October 15, but this will evolve: once a project is finished, others will be tagged in turn.”
Six health commitments
Subsequently, Xavier Crisnaire focused on presenting the regional health project 2023-2028, that is. “Summarize 800 pages in 15 minutes”. The departmental president of the ARS thus detailed six commitments assumed in health matters.
- Promote and adapt prevention and health promotion to key ages and living environments
- Support each person so they can take control of their health.
- Strengthen everyone’s access to care adapted to health needs in all territories
- Strengthen coordination of stakeholders to ensure continuity of care and support.
- Promote and ensure the quality, safety and relevance of care and support.
- Support the attractiveness of health professions
A reminder without real announcements and rightly so: to implement these six commitments, the ARS “identified 26 challenges and in mirror, the 109 operational objectives to respond to them”. Therefore, it is impossible to list them in 15 minutes.
Supporting mayors in the face of violence
While several elected officials mentioned the fact that “One of them, present in the room, saw his complaint for insults dismissed”Gendarmerie Colonel Olivier Berger reminded them of some good reflexes. “You have at your disposal the Gend’élus application that allows you to have permanent contact with the gendarmes, have instant access to basic legal information or find quick answers in case of problems such as “illegal occupation of public roads”. “
Of course, the colonel reiterated his solidarity with the rural elected officials, encouraging them to call the nearest company in case of any problem.
Aude, laboratory of rurality in 2024
During the meeting, the president of the rural mayors of Aude, Jean-Jacques Marty, announced that from January 1, 2024, Aude will be a laboratory of rurality. “Although until then it was located in the Vosges, the Minister of Rural Affairs, Dominique Faure, agreed to move it to Aude, Indian. “This is a great opportunity to bring all elected officials and stakeholders in the region around the table, whatever their political orientation, to think together about concrete measures to bring Aude back from the abyss.”