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Outcome Agreement progress

Published: 09/10/2015

The Council’s Outcome Agreement is made up of key areas where Flintshire County Council have pledged to reach performance targets negotiated and agreed with the Welsh Government for three years (2013/14 to 2015/16). We believe we have fully achieved the targets set for 2014/15 and subject to the Welsh Governments agreement with our self-assessment, the Council will receive the full grant payment of approximately £1.458m, which has been allocated. The council was successful in 2013/14 and achieved a full grant. Flintshire has five areas where it is committed to building on its successes; growth and sustainable jobs; education and improving school attainment; healthcare for the 21st century, improving the quality of housing and tackling poverty by improving the skills of young people and families. Many of these areas are also part of the Council’s Improvement Plan. Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management said: “Business growth and jobs will come via Deeside with the Northern Gateway and Deeside Enterprise Zone projects, where the council supported the creation of over 1,000 jobs in 2014/15, and through plans for social enterprises. Our schools modernisation programme continues to provide the backdrop for education along with pledges to raise standards in schools and share best practice in the region. Our commitment to healthcare has seen planning approval secured for a new extra care facility in Flint and we continue to ensure that effective services are in place to support carers.. “Evaluating quality housing provision regularly will ensure the Council is offering the right types of housing in the right place and at a price residents can afford. and to this end partner developer (Wates Living Space) has been appointed to work with the council to deliver 500 affordable homes through the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) during the next five years. Skills training, work experience and young entrepreneur programmes for the younger generation will be designed to combat the effects of poverty.” Chief Executive Colin Everett said: “The Council has performed consistently well against its top priorities and targets in recent years and continues to move forward with its aspirations to provide the best services and opportunities for Flintshire residents. The Outcome Agreement sets out the next level of ambition to meet key policy priorities of Welsh Government, which Flintshire shares and supports. The Councils Cabinet will consider the progress made on the Outcome Agreement and the self-assessment at its meeting on Tuesday, 13 October.