Public Services Board

Pride in Pembrokeshire Award

Pembrokeshire Public Services Board (PSB), in partnership with the Western Telegraph, is pleased to announce the Pride in Pembrokeshire award, a new initiative which recognises and celebrates the work of individuals, community groups and organisations whose work improves the well-being of people and communities in Pembrokeshire.

The PSB is a partnership of key organisations working collaboratively to plan and deliver services which improve the well-being of people and communities across the County.  It includes representatives from Pembrokeshire County Council, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales, Dyfed Powys Police, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, The Port of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire College, PLANED, Job Centre Plus, National Probation Service and Welsh Government.

Each month, a Pride in Pembrokeshire award will be presented to a voluntary group whose work has made a real difference to local people and communities.  Winners will receive £200 and have their work featured in the Western Telegraph. 

You can apply to be considered for a Pride in Pembrokeshire award at any time.  You just need to tell us how your work makes a demonstrable contribution to improving the economic, social, cultural and/or environmental well-being of your community.   You should also emphasise the collaborative, integrated, preventative and sustainable nature of your work where appropriate, and the role of volunteers in helping to deliver your aims.

The application process is simple.  Just download the application form from the PAVS website – www.pavs.org.uk – or contact PAVS on 01437 769422 to receive a hard copy.  Tell us about the work of your group and how it benefits your community in no more than 500 words and send the completed form to PAVS at the address provided.  

Month

Winner

August 2017

Hayscastle Environmental Society

September 2017

Hook Community Forum

October 2017

Friends of Theatr Gwaun

November 2017

Sardis Parks and Gardens

December 2017

Newport Community Library

January 2018

Save Our Skrinkle Park

February 2018

Clarbeston Road AFC

March 2018

The Cilgerran Players  

April 2018

Heritage Llangwm

May 2018

Newport and Area Carers Group

June 2018

Hubberston and Hakin Luncheon Club

July 2018

Goodwick Brass Band  

August 2018 

VC Gallery  

September 2018 

Llanrhian Carers and Ex-carers Group

October 2018 

Fishguard Friendly Faces  

November 2018 

Forget Me Knots Pembrokeshire

December 2018 

PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship)  

January 2019 

Paul Sartori

February 2019 

WINGS Over Pembrokeshire  

March 2019 

Milford Haven Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets  

 

 

 

 

ID: 2600, revised 30/04/2019

Well-being Plan

WELL-BEING PLAN FOR PEMBROKESHIRE

One of the key statutory functions of the PSB under the Well-being of Future Generations Act is to produce a Well-being Plan .  The Well-being Plan sets out how the PSB will work together to improve the well-being of people and communities in Pembrokeshire, now and in the future.

The Well-being Plan has been produced following an extensive programme of research, evidence gathering and engagement to find out what really matters to people in the County.  The key elements of this process have been:

 

  • Well-being Assessment and consideration of its findings

  • PSB stakeholder and sub-group event

  • Identification of emerging priority areas

  • Priority setting through an online survey

  • Engagement events

  • PSB workshop

  • Front-line staff events held at 4 locations across the County

  • Reports to Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (by way of a standing item on the agenda)

  • Production of a draft Well-being Plan

  • Formal consultation period on the draft Plan

  • Amendments made to the Plan in view of comments from consultation

It is important to note that the Well-being Plan represents the additional value that can be delivered through working innovatively and collaboratively as partners.  It does not replace the core services of the individual organisations nor is its purpose to simply reflect the good work already being undertaken by individual partners. 

 

The PSB has identified two overarching well-being objectives as the framework for the Plan.  These are:

Who we are: We want to help our people, communities and organisations so that we can support ourselves and each other

Where we live: We want to protect and enhance our natural assets whilst optimising economic prospects, accessibility and health for all

 

There are four priorities sitting under the objectives (two under each):

Who we are

Where we live

Living & Working

Tackling Rurality

Resourceful Communities

Protecting our Environment

 

Finally, the PSB has identified eight integrated projects which can make a contribution across and towards all the four priorities and maximise the PSB’s contribution to social, environmental, economic and cultural well-being:

 

1.

Recruitment and Employment Transformation Framework

2.

Environmental and Climate Change Risk Assessment

3.

Becoming a Carbon Neutral County

4.

Doing Things Differently

5.

Celebrating the Great Outdoors

6.

Community Participation

7.

Understanding our Communities

8.

Meaningful Community Engagement

 

The PSB will utilise a mixed approach to delivery of the eight projects adopting the most appropriate method, such as a standing sub-group, task group or individual lead, depending on the work which needs to be done. 

Further updates will appear here in due course.

 

Nick Evans

Partnership and Scrutiny Support Manager

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall

Haverfordwest

SA61 1TP

 

Tel: 01437 775858

Email: nicholas.evans@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Advice from the Future Generations Commissioner to Pembrokeshire PSB

ID: 2604, revised 27/04/2018

Public Services Board

Pembrokeshire's Public Services Board (PSB) is a statutory strategic partnership established under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.  The purpose of the Act is to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

Pembrokeshire Public Services Board is made up of representatives from a wide range of organisations which deliver public services across the County.  The Act requires that members of the PSB work together to improve well-being in Pembrokeshire by thinking more about the longer-term; working better with people, communities and each other; and looking to prevent problems before they happen.

PSB meetings are open to the public.  Dates and times of meetings to the end of November 2019 are listed below;

 

Date

 

 

Time

 

Location

Tuesday 19th February 2019          

10.00am         

Haverfordwest Fire Station

Tuesday 30th April 2019

10.00am

PLANED Offices, Narberth

Tuesday 25th June 2019

10.00am

County Hall (Room to be confirmed)

Tuesday 24th September 2019

10.00am

PCNPA Offices, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock

Tuesday 19th November 2019

10.00am

Room to be confirmed

 

Members of the public are encouraged to put forward questions for consideration by the PSB.  Please note that such questions must relate to the statutory functions or work programme of the PSB.  Questions relating to the work of individual organisations will not receive a response from the PSB but will be forwarded to the individual organisation as appropriate.  If you wish to submit a question, please contact us psb@pembrokeshire.gov.uk.

Further information on the Act can be found in .   

Related Links

ID: 599, revised 28/03/2019

Introduction to the PSB

The Board makes a difference by ensuring that public services are working together to address shared priorities.

The Board has four main functions:

  • To prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Pembrokeshire.
  • To prepare and publish a local Well-being Plan for Pembrokeshire setting out local objectives and the actions the Board proposes to take to meet them.
  • To take all reasonable steps to meet the local objectives it has set.
  • To prepare and publish an annual report that sets out the Board's progress in meeting the local objectives.

National Well-being Goals

While the focus is on improving well-being in Pembrokeshire, the Public Services Board will also contribute to National Well-being Goals as laid out in the Act.  These are;

  • A prosperous Wales
  • A resilient Wales
  • A healthier Wales
  • A more equal Wales
  • A Wales of cohesive communities
  • A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  • A globally responsible Wales

The Sustainable Development Principle

Sustainable development is the key principle of the Board's activities.  This means working to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  In practice, sustainable development means taking into account the following ways of working:

  • Long term:  Balancing short-term needs with the need to safeguard the ability to meet long-term needs.
  • Prevention:  Acting to prevent problems occurring or getting worse.
  • Integration:  Making sure that each public agency considers the national well-being goals and the objectives of other public bodies when setting their own priorities.
  • Collaboration:  Working with anyone that could help an organisation meet its well-being objectives.
  • Involvement:  Involving people with an interest in achieving the well-being goals, and ensuring that those people reflect the diversity of the local area.

The Board is committed to applying this principle to all aspects of its decision making and actively using the principle when setting and delivering its priorities.

ID: 600, revised 18/08/2017

Terms of Reference and Membership

Prepared in line with Welsh Government statutory guidance on the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, Shared Purpose: Shared Future.

Reviewed by Pembrokeshire Public Services Board on 17th July 2018.

Pembrokeshire Public Services Board

Terms of Reference

 Status

1. Pembrokeshire Public Services Board or PSB (“the Board”) is a statutory board established by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Purpose

2. The purpose of the Board is to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Pembrokeshire.

3. In pursuing this purpose the Board will contribute to the national well-being goals.  These are:

·         A prosperous Wales

·         A resilient Wales

·         A healthier Wales

·         A more equal Wales

·         A Wales of cohesive communities

·         A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language

·         A globally responsible Wales

 4. In conducting its business the Board will act in accordance with the ‘sustainable development principle’, that is, acting in a manner which seeks to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  This will mean taking decisions and working in ways that take the following into account:

·         Long term: the importance of balancing short term needs with the need to safeguard the ability to meet long term needs.

·         Prevention: how acting to prevent problems occurring or getting worse may help public bodies meet their objectives.

·         Integration: considering how the public bodies well-being objectives may impact upon each of the well-being goals, on their other objectives, or on the objectives of other bodies.

·         Collaboration: acting in collaboration with other public bodies to help meet well-being goals.

·         Involvement: the importance of involving people with an in achieving well-being goals and ensuring that those people reflect the diversity of the area which the body serves.

Functions of the PSB

5. The Board has four main functions:

·         To prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Pembrokeshire.

·         To prepare and publish a local Well-being Plan for Pembrokeshire setting out local objectives and the actions it proposes to take to meet them.

·         To take all reasonable steps to meet the local objectives it has set.

·         To prepare and publish an annual report that sets out the Board’s progress in meeting the local objectives.

Membership

Statutory members

6. The statutory members of the Board are:

·         Pembrokeshire County Council (represented at meetings by the Leader and Chief Executive)

·         Hywel Dda University Health Board (represented at meetings by the Chairman or Chief Executive, or both)

·         Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (represented at meetings by the Chairman or Chief Officer, or both)

·         Natural Resources Wales (represented at meetings by the Chief Executive)

7. A nominated representative may be designated to substitute for any of the named persons above.  The Leader of the Council may only designate another member of the Council’s Cabinet.

8. Any designated representative must have the authority to make decisions on behalf of their organisation.

Invited Participants

9. The Board must invite specified statutory invitees to participate in the Board’s activity.  These are:

·         The Welsh Ministers

·         The Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police

·         The Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner

·         Chief Officer, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services

·         National Probation Service

10. The Board may invite any other bodies / persons who exercise functions of a public nature to participate in the Board’s activity.  The current non-statutory invitees are:

·         Public Health Wales

·         Chief Executive, Port of Milford Haven

·         Chief Executive, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

·         Chief Executive, PLANED

·         Regional Jobcentre Wales representative, Department for Work and Pensions

·         Pembrokeshire College

·         Chair, One Voice Wales

          West Wales Care Partnership

11. Invited participants are not required to accept an invitation.  However, once an invitation is accepted, invited participants are expected to participate fully in the activities of the Board and to work jointly with the Board in order to meet its well-being duty, including in delivering the functions stated at point 5 above.

Other partners

12. The Board will also engage as appropriate with other key partners who have a material interest in the well-being of the area, or who deliver important public services, in the preparation, implementation and delivery of the work of the Board.  These partners include but are not limited to:

·         Community Councils

·         Community Health Councils

·         Further or Higher Education Institutes

·         Arts Council for Wales

·         Sports Council for Wales

·         National Library of Wales

·         National Museum of Wales

Providing information

13. The Board can require invited participants and other partners to provide information about any action they take that may contribute to achieving the well-being goals.  However, they are not required to provide information if:

(a) they consider that it would be incompatible with their duties, or

(b) it had an adverse effect on the exercise of their functions, or

(c) they were prohibited from providing it by law

14. If a participant or partner decides not to provide information the Board has requested it must provide the Board with written reasons for its decision.

Chairing arrangements and frequency of meetings

Term of office

15. The term of office of the Chair and Vice-Chair is three years and for a maximum of two terms.

Mandatory meetings

16. The Board must hold a meeting, chaired by Pembrokeshire County Council, no later than 60 days after the date on which the Board is established.  The Board must also hold a “mandatory meeting” no later than 60 days after each subsequent ordinary election of councillors, an ordinary election being one where all seats on a council are up for election or re-election.  At a mandatory meeting the Board must:

(a) appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair

(b) determine when and how often it meets, and

(c) review and agree Terms of Reference

Ordinary meetings

17. There will be at least five meetings of the Board each calendar year, at an agreed time and venue.  Other meetings may be held as appropriate.

18. The protocol for meetings will be as follows:

·         The agenda and papers will be circulated no later than five working days in advance of the meeting.

·         Urgent items may be permitted at the discretion of the Chair.

·         Each substantive item on the agenda will be supported by a paper and clear recommendation(s).

·         Observers may contribute to relevant topics of business on the agenda, or ask relevant questions on the Board’s work, given the prior consent or specific invitation of the Chair.

·         The agenda, minutes, papers and other outputs from a meeting of the Board will be made publically available on the Board’s website.

Governance and accountability

Decision making

19. The quorum of a Board meeting is all four of its statutory members.

20. Board decisions (for example the agreement of the assessment of local well-being and the local well-being plan) are only valid when made jointly by the Board and with all statutory members present. 

21. In the event of a vote the Board will operate on the principle of one vote per organisation / agency regardless of the number of representatives from an organisation / agency present at a meeting. 

22. In the event of a disagreement between members, it is the responsibility of the Chair to mediate a resolution and to present this to the next available meeting of the Board or to a special meeting if required.

Annual report

23. The Board will prepare and publish an annual report no later than 14 months after the publication of its first Well-being Plan.  Subsequently, an annual report will be published no later than one year after the publication of each previous report.

24. A copy of the annual report must be sent to Welsh Ministers, the Future Generations Commissioner, the Auditor General for Wales and the Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Pembrokeshire County Council.

Scrutiny

25.  In order to provide democratic accountability, the local authority must designate one of its overview and scrutiny committees with responsibility for scrutinising the effectiveness of the Board and its work.  The local authority has designated the Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee for this purpose.

26. The designated scrutiny committee can require any member of the Board to give evidence but only in respect of the exercise of joint functions conferred on them as a member of the Board.  This includes any person or body that has accepted an invitation to participate in the activity of the Board.

Delivery

27. The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires partners to work differently and the Board is committed towards changing behaviours and implementing different ways of working from that which existed under previous partnership arrangements.  The Board recognises that there is no one-size fits all model to delivery and that a mixed approach, which allows the Board to remain agile and to retain flexibility around utilising different methods or mechanisms, will provide a more dynamic means of delivering on its objectives.

Wider engagement

28.  Meetings of the Board are open to members of the public to observe and to ask questions on any substantive agenda item with the prior consent of the Chair.

29. The Board will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the public voice is heard and helps to shape both the Well-being Assessment and the Well-being Plan.  The Board will adopt a citizen focus and will engage in a purposeful relationship with people and communities in its area, including children and young people, Welsh speakers, and those with protected characteristics, in all aspects of its work.

30. The Board will liaise with those town and community councils subject to the well-being duty when setting objectives in its Well-being Plan.

31. A copy of the Well-being Assessment, the Well-being Plan and annual report will be sent to the Welsh Ministers, the Future Generations Commissioner, the Auditor General for Wales and the relevant scrutiny committee of the local authority.

Support

32. Administrative and secretariat support for the Board is provided by Pembrokeshire County Council.  This support will include:

·         Ensuring the Board is established and meets regularly

·         Preparing the agenda and commissioning papers for each meeting

·         Inviting participants and managing attendance

·         Preparing and co-ordinating a forward work programme

·         Preparing the annual report

·         Preparing evidence and co-ordinating attendance for the designated scrutiny committee

Review

33. The Board must review its terms of reference at a mandatory meeting.  The Board may also review and agree to amend its terms of reference at any time as long as all statutory members are in agreement.

Pembrokeshire PSB Terms of Reference 2018

 

ID: 602, revised 23/11/2018

Well-being Assessment

The Well-being Assessment is a statutory requirement under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and its purpose is to set out what is important to people and communities in Pembrokeshire in terms of well-being. 

The findings from the Well-being Assessment will be used by the PSB to identify and plan the collective actions it will take to improve well-being in Pembrokeshire now and in the future.

The Well-being Assessment for Pembrokeshire  has been informed by extensive engagement and survey work with citizens and stakeholders, and consideration of relevant information such as existing data, evidence and research, and was approved by the PSB on 3rd April 2017.

If you have any comments on the Well-being Priorities please email psb@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or contact:

Nick Evans, Partnership and Scrutiny Support Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1TP

ID: 604, revised 18/02/2019

How the Board is held to account

In order to ensure democratic accountability, the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act requires that a designated scrutiny committee of the local authority scrutinises the work of the Public Services Board.  In Pembrokeshire, this function will be undertaken by the Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (opens new window) .

Specifically, the Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee will undertake the following in relation to the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board;

  • Development and production of the local Well-being Assessment
  • Development and production of the Well-being Plan for Pembrokeshire
  • PSB Annual Plan
  • PSB activity and progress in delivering its priorities
  • Requiring any member or invited participant of the PSB to attend and give evidence (only in respect of the exercise of joint functions conferred on them as members of the PSB)

 

ID: 605, revised 18/08/2017