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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

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Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


·         Cllr Mary Jones – Daughter Mid-wife with SBUHB

·         Cllr Jeff Jones – Daugther Mid-wife with SBUHB

·         Cllr Paxton Hood-Williams – Member of Three Crosses and Upper Killay Community Councils

·         Cllr Peter Jones – Member of ‘Working with Nature’ Task Group

·         Martyn Waygood – Judge in Social Entitlement Chamber and Daughter in Law Employee of Coastal Housing

·         Cllr Terry Hennegan – Member of Management Committee of Mid and West Wales Fire Service


Prohibition of Whipped Votes and Declaration of Party Whips


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



·         None


Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To approve & sign the minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:


·         Approved


Review of New Governance Structure pdf icon PDF 102 KB

·         An opportunity for the Panel to contribute ideas and observations


·         Councillor Clive Lloyd – Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Performance

·         Suzy Richards – Sustainable Policy Officer

Additional documents:


  • The review has concluded and the structure will be more focused going forward
  • A smaller number of people will be attending the partnership meetings
  • Professor Andrew Davies has stepped down as Chair due to retirement
  • Swansea Council Chair and MWWFS Vice-Chair
  • Focus on working groups in the annual report and using the new governance structure to ensure the working groups deliver
  • No mention of Elected Members in the ‘Other Partners’ section
  • Chair will appoint an independent mediator if disputes arise
  • Legislation seeks to involve Community Councils in PSBs
  • Liaise with ‘One Voice Wales’ with regard to Community Councils
  • New governance structure allows for more focused collaboration – focus groups have specific outcomes so it is more effective
  • New structure is driven by action from each of the objective areas with clear lead and accountability as the statutory members are responsible for outcomes
  • The actions are in the work plans under the steps – each group is working on their action plans
  • Action plans will be coming to the next meetings
  • Communications process is in place to advertise meetings
  • Each partner should distribute information via their own communications strategy and channels
  • Opportunities to broaden engagement based in all communities especially voluntary groups
  • Want to see the principles under the Well-being of Future Generations Act (WBFGA) integrated into everything
  • PSB should ensure the WBFGA aims are underpinning everything they do
  • Work is based on goodwill and adding value
  • Want more information relating to progress being feedback to the Panel
  • Awaiting for lead of SBUHB to be in place
  • Purpose seems to relate to service delivery, but it also involves ‘how’ work is delivered and the long term progress
  • The five ways of working are not explicitly detailed in relation to the PSB’s purpose in the Terms of Reference (mirroring legislation). However the Terms of Reference could be improved by explicitly detailing the five ways of working including collaboration.



Public Services Board Annual Report 2018/19 - Power Point pdf icon PDF 102 KB


  • Governance structure should be a catalyst for delivering under working groups
  • Focus on leads who should provide cross cutting actions and information
  • Some indicators such as child obesity homelessness, air quality etc
  • Looked at where feedback overlapped to demonstrate well-being and outcomes – researcher will develop more in depth outcomes on the indicators
  • Early Years – SBUHB. Jig So and SKIP have been a success within first 1000 days
  • Live Well Age Well – Swansea Council. Falls prevention, Age Friendly City, Intergenerational Conversation taken place
  • Working with Nature – NRW. Urban tree planting, green space factor tool kit, developing green infrastructure strategy
  • Strong Communities – MWWFS. Coastal offered community hub in Mount Pleasant, Clase 4 All, improving facilities in Clase
  • Swansea working toward being the first City in Wales to sign a declaration for Human Rights
  • Everyone involved to deliver outcomes – new structure should strengthen objectives
  • Want to meet performance and outcomes
  • Austerity is not helping the progress and research of developing the actions
  • Biophillic Wales project by SBUHB – focus to improve areas around health board buildings. Innovative and exciting feedback



End of Year Review 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 128 KB


·         More focus on direction of travel from each of the objective areas needed

·         Meeting with Future Generations Commissioner went very well

·         Interaction with Future Generations Commissioner going well

·         Want to see Action Plans and how the steps will be delivered

·         Want to see more focus on the outcomes of the projects as this has been difficult to establish this year in some areas


Work Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 61 KB


·         2 meetings left for the year

·         Want to see Action Plans associated to each working group

·         Live Well, Age Well and Working with Nature in one meeting

·         Early Years and Stronger Communities in one meeting

·         Potential extra meeting if required

Letter to Chair of Public Services Board pdf icon PDF 566 KB


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