Public Services Board update
Cabinet members will be asked to note the progress that Flintshire Public Services Board (PSB) has made to date.
The PSB is a partnership of public bodies working together, made up of four public bodies (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Flintshire County Council, Natural Resources Wales and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service) as well as other local organisations.
The PSB Well-being Plan was adopted by County Council in April this year and has been developed alongside the Council Plan and provides a strong alignment and “fit” with the priorities.
The PSB has had some excellent results in its first six months, with all partners working well together on the priorities of the Well-being Plan.
All organisations are working well together demonstrating creativity, willingness and accountability within a strong leadership framework.
The high level aim of the Flintshire PSB is to “protect, sustain and improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Flintshire through collaborative working as a single public service”.
The priority areas in the Well-being Plan are below with some of the achievements also listed:
- Resilient Communities
- This is work in areas with a focus on communities including:
The Holway, in Holywell where there is a large multi-agency Task Group active in the community on an ongoing basis.
Discussions are ongoing within the Flint project team to define the combined purpose of the Flint Castle visitor centre, the rugby and football club and the lifeboat centre.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin and Chief Executive, Colin Everett, who is also Chair of the Flintshire PSB, said:
“These are just some of the promising results that are coming from the PSB. It goes to show what can be achieved when public service organisations come together and work in harmony for the good of our local communities.
“The PSB will also be supporting a regional conference Town and Community Councils to understand how the PSB can work with them to improve well-being in their local area.”
The PSB will publish its first annual report by July 2019.