Local Authorities and Public Service Boards

The Act establishes a statutory board known as a public services board in each local authority area in Wales. Local authorities are one of the four statutory members on the board – the other three being the Local Health Board, the Fire and Rescue Authority for the area and Natural Resources Wales. A range of other partners can be invited to participate in the activities of the Board. The Board must prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in its area and then, within a year, a Well-being Plan (WBP). This Plan must set out local objectives, again aligned to the Act’s goals, and the steps that will be taken to achieve them. The first WBP must be published no later than 12 months after the first local government elections following commencement of the Act. Prior to publishing the Plan the Board must undertake a consultation for  minimum of 12 weeks. A report of progress must be produced no later than 14 months after the plan is published and then annually.

For more information contact: Neville Rookes


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