Issue - meetings

Flintshire Public Services Board - Well-being Plan

Meeting: 24/04/2018 - Flintshire County Council (Item 127)

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To gain approval of the final Well-Being Plan for Flintshire, prior to publication.


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That the Well-being Plan be endorsed. 


The Chief Executive introduced the report to seek approval of the final Well-being Plan for Flintshire, prior to publication.  He advised that the report provided an overview of the work of the Flintshire Public Services Board (PSB) and the development of the Well-being Plan (the Plan).


                        The Chief Executive provided background information and reported on the main considerations.  He commented that Flintshire was renowned for its record of partnership working and advised that the Plan had been developed alongside the Council Plan and provided a strong alignment and ‘fit’ with the priorities.  The Plan was to be adopted by the County Council as a statutory requirement. 


The Chief Executive gave a joint presentation with the Corporate Business and Communications Executive Officer which covered the following key points.  He invited the Chief Officer (Planning, Environment and Economy), Chief Officer (Social Services), and Chief Officer (Strategic Programmes) to report on the five priorities for the Well-being Pan.


  • statutory and non-statutory (invited) members
  • the Well-being Plan
  • how the Plan has been developed
  • the five priorities:
  • Community Safety
  • Economy and Skills
  • Environment
  • Healthy and Independent Living
  • Resilient Communities 
  • next steps – development and publication of the Delivery Plan 


            The Chief Executive advised that the Well-being Plan was subject to variation and was recommended for formal adoption by the Council as a statutory plan by 4 May 2018.


            In moving the recommendation, Councillor Aaron Shotton thanked the Chief Executive and officers for the work that had been undertaken with colleagues in partner organisations.  He said that the objectives of the Well-being Plan were complimentary to the Council’s five year Plan and that it was not possible for the Authority to achieve all the improvements it wanted without working in collaboration with partners in the public sector.  He expressed praise for the level of partnership work being undertaken to achieve common objectives and positive outcomes for the benefit of Flintshire’s residents.  He specifically thanked Councillor Billy Mullin and the Chief Executive for their work on the Flintshire Public Services Board and for providing leadership to the Board and partners.  He asked Members to support the Plan and said he looked forward to delivering the outcomes. 


Councillor Mike Peers asked for details of the County Council  membership on the Board.  He referred to the priority on Economy and Skills and the need to develop skills for employment opportunities.  He said it was important for community businesses to have the opportunity to link into the Board to identify the employment skills they needed in their businesses.  He referred to the information on Community Safety on page 58 of the report and acknowledged the work that was taking place.  He suggested that information also be included on community policing and engagement with the public, and commented on the reassurance that the police presence provided in terms of public safety and well-being. Councillor Peers also suggested that the priority on Environment should be linked directly into the local development plan to reflect the ambitions and objectives  of the Well-being Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127