Agenda and minutes

Public Services Board Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 28th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services  6011


No. Item


Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting, a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.



It was reported that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.




To receive apologies for absence.


The following apologies for absence were received:-


Councillor M. Cross

Councillor H. Trollope

Councillor C. Meredith



Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive any declarations of interest and dispensations made.



There were no declarations of interest reported.



Public Services Board Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 13th December, 2021.


Consideration was given to the Minutes of the Meeting held on
December, 2021.


In response to a request for an update on the Early Years Pilot and supporting evidence from the Pilot undertaken in Cwm it was reported that the relevant officer would be contacted to provide an update on the action sheet for the next meeting.


The Committee AGREED this course of action.


The Committee AGREED, subject the foregoing that the Minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.



Gwent Regional Well-being Assessment pdf icon PDF 509 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager Policy and Partnerships.


The Service Manager, Policy and Partnerships advised that the report outlined the consultation draft of the regional Gwent Well-Being Assessment in line with statutory timelines and informed Members of the consultation process and next steps for the draft Assessment of Local Well-Being for Gwent. The Service Manager explained that an overview of the report would be provided along with the assessment detailed in the appendix to the report.


At this juncture, the Policy Officer provided the Committee with an overview of the scope and background as detailed in the report.


The Service Manager added that the document presented was a draft version, therefore there would be gaps to be completed prior to the assessment being finalised.


The Service Manager, Policy and Partnerships gave a detailed overview of the Draft Gwent Well-Being Assessment and outlined the work which had been undertaken across the PSB partnerships and highlighted the key areas of impact, as follows:-


Social Well Being – Deprivation

Social Well Being – Housing

Social Well Being – Health

Social Well Being – Community Safety

Social Well Being – Education

Social Well Being - Transport


At this juncture, the Chair invited questions from Members.


A Member raised concerns in relation to public transport and felt that access to public transport should be paramount in this assessment. The Service Manager noted that the information presented was a selection of issues from across the region and if the Committee felt that this needed to be considered as a response to the Regional Public Service Board (PSB) as part of the final assessments.


The Member stated that transport played a massive part in our communities and concurred that the locality and issues faced by people with transport was a great challenge. The Regional PSB needed to ensure that works were being taken forward with other transport boards to collaborate in order to solve these local issues and explore opportunities.  The Service Manager added that joined up thinking in relation to transport was crucial and agreed the comments be noted as part of the conversation from the Committee.


The Policy Officer added that the slides being shared was a high level overview and advised that transport featured over the social well-being, economic and environmental chapters of the assessment, therefore concurred that there needed to be a joined up approach to tackle the issues.


The Service Manager continued with the overview of the draft assessment, as follows:-


Economic Well Being – Income

Economic Well Being – Employment


No questions were raised at this juncture, therefore the Service Manager proceeded to the next section as follows:-


Environmental Well Being – Habitats

Environmental Well Being – Climate Change and Risk

Environmental Well Being – Net Zero and One Planet Living


No questions were raised at this juncture, therefore the Service Manager proceeded to the next section as follows:-


Cultural Well-Being


The Service Manager concluded the overview of the draft assessment and noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.