Quarter three monitoring report
Flintshire County Council Cabinet members will receive an update on the
progress of the Council’s Improvement Plan 2016/17 when they meet on Tuesday,
The Council sets out its priorities for improvement every year in the
Improvement Plan, working on overall targets to develop services and living
standards across the county.
Tuesday’s monitoring report provides an update on progress for the third
quarter 2016/17 from October to December 2016.
Flintshire is a high performing Council as evidenced in previous Improvement
Plan monitoring reports and the Council’s Annual Performance reports of
This third quarter monitoring report for 2016/17 is another positive report
with 95% of agreed actions being assessed as making good progress and 58%
likely to achieve the desired outcome. In addition, 72% of the performance
indicators met or exceeded target for the quarter. Risks are also being
successfully managed with the majority being assessed as moderate (55%) or
minor / insignificant (34%).
Highlights achieved so far this financial year include:
· Construction of 12 new council houses, the first in a generation, at the
Custom House site in Connahs Quay was completed in December. Construction at
the Walks site in Flint commenced in August 2016 ahead of the planned programme
and will deliver an additional 92 council and affordable homes.
· Work to upgrade our Council owned homes is ahead of target for completion of
new kitchens, bathrooms and smoke detector installations by a significant
· 53% of housing enquiries were managed at first point of contact, allowing
specialist teams to concentrate on the more complex and urgent cases.
· Dementia Friendly Flintshire: there are 14 care home providers and 7 activity
providers using the Facebook page to promote activities available for care home
residents. Work has been progressing in schools; pupils and teachers in one
high school and one primary school became dementia friends and the pupils
attended memory cafes in Sealand and Flint to take part in a joint session of
the Never Ending Story.
· 23 new enquiries were received in respect of new investment and existing
business expansion, which will lead to job creation. Of the 23 business
enquiries received, 18 converted to investment during quarter 3 resulting in a
conversion rate of 78% and a cumulative total 16/17 of 998 new jobs.
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said:
“Through our Improvement Plan we prioritise areas and services that are
important to the community and to our residents and measure how well we are
doing. Flintshire County Council continues to be ambitious and innovative in
delivering on our priorities which include, assisting people with access to
decent affordable housing, quality education, training and employment.”
Colin Everett, Chief Executive of the Council, said:
Performance against our priorities is good evidence of how well our Council is
achieving on the things which matter most to our communities. By monitoring
the Council’s Improvement Plan at different stages during the year, we can
assess whether we are going to hit targets set to improve services for
residents and focus our energies on our local priorities.”