Agenda and minutes

Town & Community Council Forum - Monday, 29th November, 2021 16:00

Venue: remotely - via Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


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Declarations of interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members’ Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.




Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of 20 09 21.


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the 20/09/2021 be approved as a true and accurate record.



Well-Being and Population Needs Assessment pdf icon PDF 142 KB


The Partnership & CSP Manager presented a report which;

  • informed the Town and Community Council Forum of the work of the Bridgend and Cwm Taf Public Services Boards and the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board in relation to the Well-being and Population Needs Assessments


  • outline the responsibilities of certain Town and Community Councils under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act)


The Public Service Board Chairperson explained that the Public Services Boards (PSBs) were established on 1 April 2016 following the implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Bridgend PSB published its first Assessment of Well-being in April 2017, which assessed the state of the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Bridgend County. The next Well-being plan will be published by April 2023 as a requirement of the PSB to publish it no later than 1 year a Local election takes place.

The Public Service Board Chairperson explained that one of the lessons learnt from the last wellbeing plan was that the scope was too large and not reasonably achievable in the time frame. For the current wellbeing plan the scope was more specific and measurable with the aim to be much more effective. He added that another improvement for the current wellbeing plan was to ensure engagement with as many people as possible and incorporate the needs into the assessment and plan.


The Public Service Board Chairperson stated that Town and Community Councils play an important role in engagement to ensure local representation. The PSB wanted to strengthen the relationships with Town and Community Councils to ensure the most was achieved in that engagement. The aim was to understand what the local issues were and ensure that the PSB was making a difference in solving issues.


The Leader praised the Public Service Board and stressed the importance of it as they worked at multiagency level such as the fire service and South Wales Police. The Assessment helped to prioritise the work and devise actions to work towards to provide better services.


A Member mentioned that there were many Councillors who were also Town and Community Councillors that sat on this forum. He asked if there was scope for discussions at individual town and community council meetings.


The Public Service Board Chairperson was happy to meet with individuals as much as possible to ensure the information on what the Public Service Board do gets across and also to ensure maximum engagement and contribution to the wellbeing assessment and plan.  The Partnership & CSP Manager added that she could email the clerks of the T&C Councils to arrange meetings where needed between the PSB and her own team also.


The Leader asked the Partnership & CSP Manager if the Town and Community Councils which had legal duties to fulfil in terms of contributions to the wellbeing objectives could be contacted and made aware of these duties. A Member mentioned that the Town and Community Clerks meeting would be an additional avenue to promote the wellbeing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 219.


Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 4 of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.