Venue: Hybrid - Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron / remotely via video conferrence
Contact: Lisa Evans
Welcome and Apologies
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Councillor Endaf Edwards apologised for his inability to attend.
Alun Williams, Corporate Lead Officer, Policy and Performance, also apologised for his inability to attend the meeting.
Disclosures of personal interest (including whipping declarations) Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct. In addition, Members must declare any prohibited party whip which the Member has been given in relation to the meeting as per the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011
There were no disclosures of personal or prejudicial interests.
Councillor Rhodri Evans wished it noted that his wife is employed by the
3 Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) meeting held 20th September 2022 & Draft Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan 2023-28.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Bryan Davies, attended to present the PSB
agenda item with Diana Davies and Naomi McDonagh, the relevant Officers in
The Leader explained that under Section 35 of the Well-being of Future
Generations (Wales) Act 2015, Local Authorities are required to ensure that their
Overview and Scrutiny Committees have the power to scrutinise decisions made,
or other action taken, by the Public Services Board for the Local Authority area in
the exercise of its functions. Section 39 also states that each PSB must share a
copy of its Local Well-being Plan with the Local Authority’s Overview and
The statutory guidance on the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act
2015 (WFG Act) sets out a requirement for each Public Services Board (PSB) to
prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social,
environmental and cultural well-being in its area no later than a year before it
publishes its Local Well-Being Plan. The guidance also requires that the Local
Well-being Plan must be published no later than 12 months following each local
government ordinary election. Ceredigion PSB published its Assessment of
Local Well-being on 4th May 2022 and it was presented to this Committee on
15th June 2022. The Assessment of Local Well-being has been key to informing
and establishing the four Local Well-being Objectives which were agreed at
PSB meeting on the 7th March 2022 and presented to this Committee on
15th June. The Leader explained that it is these objectives that will form the basis
of the next Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan and are as follows:
1. Work together to achieve a sustainable economy that benefits local people
and builds on the strengths of Ceredigion.
2. Work together to reduce inequalities in our communities and use social and
Green solutions to improve physical and mental health.
3. Work together to deliver decarbonisation initiatives within Ceredigion to
protect and enhance our natural resources.
4. Work together to enable communities to feel safe and connected and will
promote cultural diversity and increase opportunities to use the Welsh language.
It was also agreed that a cross-cutting objective to tackle hardship and poverty
would be incorporated into the plan to reflect the current and future implications
of the cost-of-living crisis and that it is recognised that this will have the potential
to impact across the four well-being pillars - economic, social, environmental,
and cultural well-being and working together collaboratively across PSB
organisations will help maintain a focus on this area of work.
Committee Members were advised that the content of the draft Local Well-being
Plan 2023-28 had been developed through on-line and in person surveys, input
from the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and a task
and finish group consisting of representatives from Ceredigion PSB
The PSB approved the draft Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan 2023-28 at their
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