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Cabinet considers the Council’s annual progress

Published: 22/06/2016

The Council’s progress towards national indicators set by the Welsh Government in the last financial year was discussed at Cabinet on Tuesday (21 June). Cabinet members will receive a second report in July outlining the Council’s performance against the priority commitments set out in last year’s Improvement Plan 2015/16. Good performance has been noted in many areas where both trend has improved and target met or exceeded, including: · Empty private sector dwellings returned to occupation · Food establishments compliant with food hygiene standards · Pupils leaving education, training or work based learning with an approved qualification · Roads in overall good condition · Fly tipping incidents cleared within 5 days · Municipal waste sent to landfill · Increased use of leisure centres · More older people helped to live at home · Adult referrals where risk was managed (100%) · People aged 65+ supported in care homes · Young carers’ assessments (100%) · Young people formerly looked after (i) in contact with the authority (100%) (ii) in suitable accommodation · Children with pathway plans in place (100%) 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: This consistently good performance has been recognised by the Auditor General for Wales who has said: “The Council’s performance relative to other councils in Wales improved significantly.” The Council continues to perform strongly against our priorities, especially in education, the local economy and housing.”