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Annual Performance Report

Published: 13/10/2021

Cabinet members will welcome the progress made against the Council Priorities detailed in the Flintshire County Council Reporting Measures 2020/21 and will be asked to approve the 2020/2021 Annual Performance Report when they meet on Tuesday 19 October.

The Report is intended to provide the public and wider stakeholders with an assessment of the Council’s previous year’s performance which is a statutory requirement under the Local Government (Wales) Measure (2009) (the Measure).

The Council has much to celebrate in reporting progress made against the Council Priorities, including:

  • During the suspension of statutory education, schools settings were successfully repurposed into Hubs for vulnerable children and children of key workers during March to July 2020.
  • Secondary schools successfully delivered the revised arrangements for the provision of GCSE and A level grades for 2021.
  • Well-Fed Food Store – Emergency Food Support and Mobile Shop.
  • Provision of technology and business solutions to support Council services to respond to the global pandemic.
  • Construction of two solar farms on brownfield sites in Flint and Connah’s Quay.
  • The implementation of Micro-care resulting in 12 Micro-carers delivering services in the County.
  • Taking a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited.
  • The implementation of Foster Carer support Model – ‘Mockingbird’.
  • Progress made with the extensions at Marleyfield House.
  • Completion and opening of Plas Yr Ywen Extra Care.
  • North Wales Regional Waste Treatment Partnership community benefit fund.
  • Lead employer for the Test, Trace, Protect programme on behalf of the six North Wales Local Authorities.
  • Occupational Health supported the vaccination at Deeside Rainbow Hospital.

Colin Everett, Chief Executive, said:

“The 2020/2021 Annual Performance Report is testament to the hard work and dedication of our workforce, particularly when we have all faced unprecedented challenges over the last 18 months.  

We continue to make good progress against our Council Priorities”.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:

“2020/21 has been an exceptional year for local authorities as we have had to cope with the threats and challenges of a global pandemic while continuing to serve our local communities. 

I am delighted that throughout a challenging year we have performed well.  Our performance against the Council Plan measures was positive overall with 67% of the performance indicators meeting or exceeding target for the year, whilst 48% showed improvement or remained stable.

During the peak of the global pandemic our teams supported over 500 residents who Shielded by providing 46,000 meals, this is incredible.  Businesses were also supported through the provision of Business Support Grants and Retail Relief – in total £50.9m was paid out to businesses in addition to the 1,265 businesses being awarded £16.3m of enhanced retail, leisure and hospitality rate relief.  A fantastic achievement for everyone involved.

This comprehensive report is an excellent assessment of our performance against the Council Priorities”.