We are committed to providing high quality services which are value for money. To achieve this it is important that we actively manage our performance.
The Council's vision and priorities
The Council's vision and priorities are set out in the Council Plan 2016 - 2019
The plan outlines objectives and the key actions we are taking to achieve each priority. These priorities and objectives underpin our service planning and we actively manage performance to help us achieve our priorities.
Every year service plans are produced by each department which set out what they propose to do, including how our priorities will be achieved.
Performance management of services
Data about the performance of services is collected so that we can manage our performance. Senior managers and Councillors use this information to help make decisions about:
- where to direct resources
- the action needed to deal with poor performance
Reports are made quarterly to Cabinet and the various Overview and Scrutiny Committees. Summaries of the Council's performance for the last three years are available below:
Annual audit of the Council
Until the end of March 2013 the Council was audited by the Audit Commission and we received an Annual Audit and Inspection Letter from them. The letter was issued following a review of the Council's finances and its arrangements for achieving value for money in its use of resources.
From 1 April 2013, the Council's accounts have been audited by our external auditors, Grant Thornton. Their findings will be set out in an Annual Audit Letter, which will be published when available.