Public Services Board

In addition to the wellbeing duty put on individual public bodies across Wales, the Act also establishes a statutory board, known as a Public Services Board (PSB) in each local authority area in Wales (replacing LSBs).

Each PSB must improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of their area by contributing to the achievement of the wellbeing goals in accordance of the sustainable development principle.

Each PSB must undertake an Assessment of Local Wellbeing, and produce a Local Wellbeing Plan that outlines its objectives for the local area. An Annual Report must also be produced that reports on progress during the previous year against the objectives set within the plan.

The board should consist of four statutory members (the local council, local health board, fire and rescue authority and Natural Resources Wales) that work together as equal partners.

Boards must also invite specified statutory invitees to participate in the board's activity as 'invited participants' e.g. Gwent Police, etc. Other partners can also be involved to help the board to undertake its duties.

Read more about the role of the PSB on the Welsh Government website.


One Newport PSB member priorities

In Newport each of the four statutory members along with Gwent Police have their own organisational priorities: 

Newport City Council - Priorities

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Priorities

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service - PSB Objectives

Natural Resources Wales - Priorities 

Gwent Police - Priorities