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Annual Performance Report

Published: 09/10/2015

Flintshire County Council’s performance during 2014-15 will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 13 October before the publication of the Council’s Annual Performance Report. The report reviews the Council’s good progress against the priorities set out in the Improvement Plan 2014/15 and summarises the achievements of the organisation. Last year the Council: · Exceeded the majority of our targets and the promises made within the Tenants Choices document for the third year running, including: 966 heating upgrades, 1023 kitchen replacements and 127 bathroom replacements · 1,235 referrals for reablement were completed in the year, with 78% of people requiring a reduced package of support or no further support following a period of reablement · Implemented the Integrated Family Support Service · Significant progress with the regeneration of Flint, including the demolition of the maisonettes which will be replaced by modern town centre housing · Under the 21st Century Schools programme the full business case for the Band A programme was approved by Welsh Government, January 2015 for the development of the Holywell Learning Campus and the Post 16 centre at Coleg Cambria. Both construction projects have commenced. · 99.6% of 16 year olds were in education, employment or training (the highest ever achieved) as a result of good partnership working and effective use of the Personal Support team. · Completed the final phase of 20mph zones outside schools · Completed the Deeside Corridor Synchronisation; improving traffic flow along the B5129 Deeside Corridor. · Supported the creation of 1,012 new jobs within the DEZ, a significant increase on the 838 reported 2013/14. · Supported seven businesses in Flintshire to set up, diversify or expand as social enterprises and developed a network of social enterprise support across North Wales teaming up with the other five local authorities and potential support agencies. · Achieved good progress with the Flintshire Business Enterprise Network which is now notable best practice and is being promoted by Welsh Government for its excellence · 59 individuals and 2 groups were given assistance and financial support to enable them to establish a new micro-enterprise through the Flintshire Enterprise Project. Chief Executive Colin Everett said: The council continues to be a high performing authority which achieves well against its big objectives making good or satisfactory progress in 97% of them. In addition, the Councils performance which can be tracked over time shows a 63% improvement rate and ranks top in 13% of measures. Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management said: “The Council has once again proved to be a high performing organisation, setting targets and meeting the priorities stated in the Improvement Plan. This consistent improvement year on year means better services for residents.” The Report must be published by 31 October and a special meeting of County Council has been arranged for 20 October to request approval of the Report for publishing.