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Cabinet considers the Council’s positive annual progress – 2020/2021

Published: 10/06/2021

Cabinet Members will be asked to note the progress, performance and risks set out in the end of year Council Plan report for 2020/21 when they meet on Tuesday, 15 June.

The Council Plan 2017/23 was adopted by the Council in September 2017. Flintshire has performed well during the last financial year and proves once again that it is a high performing Council.  Despite a challenging year due to Covid-19, 67% of activities are making good progress and only 13% have not met their targets – all due to the unprecedented situation created by the pandemic.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“Through the Council 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 many years of financial challenge and the incredibly difficult year we have all been through, Flintshire continues to be a strong performing Council.” 

There were many achievements throughout the year, some of which are listed below:

  • Over 64% of young people aged 16 – 18 in the youth justice system offered education, training or employment. 
  • Over 63% of waste reused, recycled or composted. 
  • An average of over 80% recycling rate across all Household Recycling Centres despite Covid restrictions.
  • My Account sign up – 17,405.
  • The Contact Centre’s overall call answer rate for the year is 93.64% and an improvement compared to the previous year of 87%, despite an increase in call volumes.
  • 169 affordable homes owned and managed by NEW Homes.
  • 93 affordable homes completed or under construction through the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP).
  • Council tenant satisfaction level over 96%.
  • 2,173 energy efficiency measures delivered to reduce fuel poverty. 
  • Despite delays due to Covid-19, the latest extra care scheme in Holywell, Plas yr Yrwn, opened its doors, creating 55 extra care units.
  • Total number of extra care units provided across Flintshire is now 239. 

Resources continue to be challenging but, despite this, the Council was able to set a balanced budget for 2021/22.

Flintshire’s Chief Executive, Colin Everett, said: 

"Flintshire has been creative and successful in achieving its aims for another year.  Some projects are finished, some are on-going and will move into next year as Flintshire continues to reach and surpass its targets despite the continuing economic challenges and the health crisis.”