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Cabinet considers its annual progress

Published: 12/06/2015

The Council’s achievements and progress in the last financial year will be discussed at Cabinet on Tuesday (16 June). Cabinet members will receive an end of year update on the Council’s Improvement Plan, as well as the end of year report on the Council’s strategic partnerships, including the Flintshire Local Service Board. Highlights achieved in the last financial year include: - progressing the major housing and regeneration work taking place across the county, with the development of the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme, which will ultimately see the development of 500 new affordable homes in the next five years; - the approval of the County’s third Extra Care facility in Flint; - the Council becoming the first North Wales authority to receive White Ribbon accreditation for its work taken to tackle domestic abuse; - the success of the one year Intermediate Care Fund to support new or additional Intermediate Care services; - the expansion of the Flying Start provision within the County; - over £6m allocated by Welsh Government to the Vibrant and Viable Places programme on Deeside, where work is underway to bring benefits to the areas of deprivation in Deeside as well as to the County as a whole; - the creation of 1,130 new jobs in the county, including 1,012 within the Deeside Enterprise Zone; - 99.6% of 16 year olds in the county in education, employment and training at the end of the year; - in the last financial year, 1,622 Flintshire residents received advice and support from the Welfare Rights Team. The successful interventions generated welfare benefit and tax credit payments totalling £3.1 million. - a positive annual report from the Wales Audit Office, showing that the Council has made good overall progress in delivering its improvement priorities, with strong performance across a number of service areas. Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said: “Through our Improvement Plan, we prioritise areas and services that are important to our community. It is monitored throughout the year to assess whether we are going to hit our targets. Despite these unprecedented and challenging financial times, this Council continues to be a high performing organisation, and I am pleased that we have many achievements to be extremely proud of.” Colin Everett, Chief Executive of the Council, said: These reports prove that Flintshire is a cost efficient Council which values its partnerships, and continues to improve year on year. The Council is performing strongly against our priorities, especially in education, the local economy and housing.”


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