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Powys Public Service Board Well-being Plan Consultation Launched

Powys Public Service Board Logo in front of an image of Lake Vyrnwy

27 January 2023

Powys Public Service Board Logo in front of an image of Lake Vyrnwy
A consultation on the new Powys Well-being Plan is launched today (Friday 27 January) and runs until midnight on 19 April.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, requires all Public Service Boards (PSBs) across Wales to prepare a local Well-being plan setting out plans to improve the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of our communities.

Powys PSB is responsible for developing a local Well-being Plan for the area to help the residents of Powys achieve their well-being goals. To achieve the ambition of a "Fair, Healthy and Sustainable Powys", the objectives below have been set as the core aims of the plan:

  • People in Powys will live happy, healthy, and safe lives
  • Powys is a county of sustainable places and communities
  • An increasingly effective Public Service for the people of Powys

Councillor James Gibson-Watt, Leader of Powys County Council and Chair of Powys PSB, said: "Following last year's well-being assessment work, and associated engagement activities, we have developed a comprehensive picture of the well-being of local people and communities across Powys and have used it to produce an updated well-being plan.

"As a PSB, we are committed to taking proactive steps to support the county and its people that not only serve the needs of the current situation and population but that are relevant and appropriate to the needs and wishes of future generations. 

"I encourage everyone to read the updated well-being plan for Powys and complete the survey. Your views will help us to determine how well the new objectives and draft plan have been received, and what may need to be changed so that we can make sure that the final plan works for the people of Powys."

Alongside this period of public engagement, the PSB has been engaging with schools to give the county's young people an opportunity to support the development of the well-being plan by asking them to produce art or poetry based around the theme "What do you want the future of Powys to look like?".

The work will be entered into a county-wide competition in the below categories:

  • Early Years and Primary Poetry 
  • Early Years and Primary Art
  • Secondary Poetry 
  • Secondary Art

Entries are welcomed from anyone who has yet to participate by posting to: Powys Public Service Board, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG or by emailing powyspsb@powys.gov.uk.

There will be an overall winner (announced next month) for best poem and best artwork per category above, with overall winners being featured within the new Well-being Plan.

To respond to the consultation and for more information visit https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/powys-well-being-plan-survey or email powyspsb@powys.gov.uk.

For more information about Powys PSB and the well-being plan, please visit the Well-being in Powys web page: https://en.powys.gov.uk/sustainability