Agenda item

Refresh of Council Plan Indicators 2014/2015




This report set out details of the review undertaken and adjustments proposed to the current set of indicators used to assess the delivery of the Council Plan 2013-2015.


It was noted that that the Council Plan was the organisation’s overarching business plan, setting out the Council’s commitments to achieving certain outcomes during the life of the Plan. The purpose of this review had been to ensure that the delivery of the Council Plan during 2014-2015 was assessed using a focused, informative and streamlined set of indicators that took account of recent financial and service developments.


Appendix 1 to the report contained a list of refreshed Key Projects to demonstrate the programme of work the Council aimed to undertake in order to continue to deliver against the Council Plan Strategic Priorities. Appendix 1 also outlined the proposed revised suite of measures, which were set out under each commitment. It was noted that the number of indicators currently proposed had been reduced from 102 to 62.


Appendix 2 to the report set out the proposed targets for each of the indicators contained within the plan. It was noted that where it had not been possible to set a target at this stage, the reasons for this gap and the estimated timescale to develop an appropriate target had been included in the notes section.


Appendix 3 to the report gave details of those original indicators and Key Projects that had been identified for removal.


A Diversity Impact Assessment of the refreshed Council Plan indicators had been prepared with the report, in line with the Council’s established procedure for new strategic documents. The screening form was attached as Appendix 4 to the report and it was noted that this had not identified any adverse impact on residents with protected characteristics based on the proposed changes to Council Plans key projects and indicator suite.


An addendum report (included within Supplementary Agenda No. 3) set out details of the discussion on the refresh of the Council Plan indicators and Key Projects at the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 4 February 2014.The Cabinet noted the comments of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee, as set out within the addendum report, and that the Committee had welcomed the reduction in the number of indicators from 102 to 62. During the discussion on these comments the Cabinet noted but did not pursue the recommendation to include an additional measure on the percentage of the electorate who are registered to vote.  


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The Cabinet noted the comments of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the Council Plan Indicator and Key Project sets 2014/15 (Appendix 1 of the report), the 2014/15 Target Planning document (Appendix 2 of the report), as set out within the addendum report.


The Cabinet noted that the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee welcomed a reduction in the number of indicators from 102 to 62.


The Cabinet recommended the revised Council Plan 2014-2015 Indicators (Appendix 1 to the report) and the Target Profile document (Appendix 2 to the report) to Full Council for approval.


The Cabinet recommended that Council delegate to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Deputy Leader who is portfolio holder for performance and business planning, authority to deal with any necessary changes to align the plan to the agreed budget. 



The selection of relevant and focused indicators will enable the organisation to demonstrate how it is using resources to meet locally specific objectives.

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