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North Wales Regional Leadership Board

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The members of the North Wales Regional Leadership Board (NWRLB) are: -

  • Conwy County Borough Council 
  • Denbighshire County Council 
  • Flintshire County Council 
  • Gwynedd Council 
  • Isle of Anglesey County Council 
  • Wrexham County Borough Council

(Each local authority is represented by its Leader and Chief Executive)

  • The Chair and Chief Executive of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, 
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales 
  • The Chief Constable of the North Wales Police and 
  • The Chair and Chief Fire Officer of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority.

Formation and Purpose

The NWRLB was formed in 2010. It absorbed the former WLGA North Wales Regional Partnership Board which formed in 2006 in response to the Making the Connections agenda.

The role of the WLGA North Wales Regional Partnership Board was: -

  • The management and promotion of collaborative projects that would pilot joint service delivery models where a service provided by a lead authority would serve more than one council. 
  • The sharing of experience and building of relationships to underpin joint working 
  • The development of a “North Wales Voice” where the NWRPB would campaign on “regional” issues specific to North Wales.

These functions have been carried over into the Leadership Board.

From Partnership to Leadership:

The North Wales Regional Leadership Board

The North Wales Regional Leadership Board (NWRLB) aims to provide strategic leadership to: -

1. Promote more efficient and effective public services through: -

  • Collaborative service delivery 
  • Sharing of best practice and change that “works” with regard to service delivery

2. Strengthen relationships across public services in the region, through sharing information, promoting more effective partnership working between public services and regionalising successful partnership working between public services.

3. Influencing the Welsh Assembly Government and UK Government on issues of regional concern.

4. Identifying and seeking solutions to issues of regional concern. Recent examples include a desire to improve employment opportunities and the public’s perception of joint working between the Police and Local Authorities in the British Crime Survey.

Delivering Change

The North Wales Regional Leadership Board works with and through other regional boards of elected members and supporting professional networks of officers: -

  • The Social Care and Health and Health Programme Board 
  • The Economic Ambition Board 
  • The TAITH Board (Transport Consortium)

The NWRLB allocates a chief executive sponsor for its key projects. The CEO sponsor reports back to the NWRLB and seeks to ensure, ambition, challenge and pace in the work of each project.

The Leadership Board is supported by regular meetings of the chief executive officers (of all the members). 

For more information contact: Stephen Jones


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