Agenda Item No. 8(a)








C3488         Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board - Well-being Assessment (L) (Scrutiny Committee - Corporate Performance and Resources) –


The endorsement of Cabinet was sought for the Well-being Assessment which had to be published by the Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board (PSB) by the beginning of May 2017.


The Well-being of Future Generations Act came into force in April 2016 and its primary aim was to ensure that public bodies improved the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales in accordance with the sustainable development principle. The Act established Public Services Boards (PSBs) in each local authority area and set out their duties with regard to publishing a Well-being Assessment and Well-being Plan.


In line with statutory guidance the assessment considered the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in the area and provided an analysis of the state of well-being across the Vale as a whole and more specifically around three community areas; Barry, Eastern Vale and the Western Vale. These areas were determined through a workshop held in November 2015 and were based on the availability of data and boundaries used by partners such as the Police and the University Health Board.


The assessment was made up of a suite of documents which included: 

  • An Executive Summary attached at Appendix A to the report.
  • Our Vale - the Well-being Assessment which was the overview document bringing all the information together      attached at Appendix B to the report.
  • Community Profiles attached at Appendices C – F of the report.
  • Four detailed Evidence Reports.
  • An Engagement Report.

Consultation on the draft assessment took place between 9 January and 5 February, 2017. Attached at Appendix G to the report was a log of the feedback received and the response/changes made to the assessment.


The revised assessment was due to be approved by PSB on 9 March, 2017 to enable translation and publication by the beginning of April.


At the meeting, the Leader gave his thanks to Officers for the phenomenal amount of work undertaken on this report.


The Cabinet Member for Building Services, Highways and Transportation stated that the Well-being Assessment had been considered by a Llandough Community Council working party which had identified three collaborative themes which were shared between the County and Community Council on their Well-being objectives.


Finally, the Cabinet Member for Visible, Leisure and Regulatory Services agreed with his colleagues that this was an excellent document, and would like his thanks conveyed to staff for all their hard work in producing the Well-being Assessment.


This was a matter for Executive decision


Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein




(1) T H A T the Well-being Assessment be endorsed for approval by the Public Services Board on 9 March, 2017.


(2) T H A T the use of Article 14.14 of the Council's Constitution (urgent decision on procedure) be authorised in respect of resolution 1 above.


(3) T H A T thanks be given to staff in the Council and Partner Organisations for their hard work on producing the Well-being Assessment.


Reasons for decisions


(1) To enable the Well-being Assessment to be approved and published by the Public Services Board within the statutory timeframes as set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.


(2) To enable the report to be referred to the Public Services Board on 9 March, 2017.


(3) To thank staff for their hard work.