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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Centre, Swansea. View directions

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Disclosures of Personal & Prejudicial Interest.


No interests were declared.


Minutes. pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To approve and sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.  


Agreed that the Minutes of the Swansea Public Services Partnership Group meeting held on 17 July 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions.

Questions must relate to matters on the open part of the Agenda of the meeting and will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.


There were no public questions.


Update on Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair.


The Chair reported that there had been amendments to the Chair and Vice Chair for 2018/2019, which had been agreed at the Swansea Public Services Board – Core Group on the 18 October 2018. Andrew Davies was elected Chair for 2018/2019 and Councillor Rob Stewart was elected Vice Chair for 2018/2019.


Physical Assets - Local Property Board (Sharing for Swansea - Step).


Geoff Bacon provided an update on the work of the Local Property Board. He specifically highlighted that the Board were looking for opportunities for joint working. The two potential opportunities identified were Travel Planning and Back Office Accommodation. There was also a push from the Welsh Government on Asset Collaboration.


A discussion followed on ensuring the Local Property Board considered Green Infrastructure and the reporting and accountability of the Local Property Board.


Agreed that the accountability and direct reporting of the Local Property Board be looked at as part of the Public Service Board Governance Review.


Big Lottery Fund.


Alexander Davies and Tomos Davies provided a presentation on The Big Lottery Fund. The presentation included: -


·                The role of The Big Lottery Fund

·                Good Causes

·                What projects had been funded in Wales

·                The main grant programmes available.

·                The three key things they look for in projects –people led, well connected and strengths based.


A discussion ensued, which focused on: -


·                Annual Budget

·                Communities of Interest

·                Application procedures and eligibility criteria

·                Matters of Statutory Duty


The Board thanked Alexander Davies and Tomos Davies for their presentation.


Wellbeing Objectives Working Group Updates.


Suzy Richards provided a brief update on the Wellbeing Objectives’ Working Groups:-


Early Years – a draft action plan and timescales had been agreed.


Live Well Age Well – a draft action plan and timescales had been agreed. There was detail underpinning most areas.


Working with Nature – key actions some specific action leads had been set.


Stronger Communities - the group was still developing and in its early stages. There were significant gaps on actions.


Sharing for Swansea – a new objective lead had been appointed and would be taking the group forward.


The Local Well-being plan committed to a review of governance on completion of the Local Well-being Plan. A working group would be set up to take this forward.


Martyn Evans provided an update on the Green Infrastructure Strategy, which will hopefully be available April 2019. 


Philip McDonnell also updated on work being carried out on the overarching strategic approach to ensure that all elements and objective groups come together and link to feed into the Well-being Plan.


Swansea Public Services Board Governance Review.


The Chair provided an overview on the Swansea Public Services Governance Review. There was the opportunity to review the ways in which the Public Services Board work together in line with the changes to the footprint of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. There were significant overlaps and a need to simplify and streamline arrangements.


A small working group would be formed to take the governance review forward. 


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