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Meeting of the Executive held on 04/10/2004
Waverley Borough Council –CPA Improvement Plan
Executive – 4 October 2004



Waverley Borough Council –CPA Improvement Plan
Executive – 4 October 2004
No
Para Ref (to CPA Report)
What?
How?
Who by?
When?
1.
78/91/104
Improve speed with which planning applications are dealt Address undelivered items in the Planning Best Value Improvement Plan (e.g. role of Committees and level of delegation)
    Address the measures required to attract the maximum possible Planning Delivery Grant
      Develop a more formal approach to when and how we negotiate with a planning applicant.
      John Anderson




      ditto



      ditto
      See Progress against the Planning Best Value Improvement Plan (attached as Annexe 2).

      Measures in place



      See report to September Development Control Committee

      NB see first quarter BVPIs for evidence of improvement.
      2.
      42
      Maintain focus on decent home standard Continue with stock options appraisal processJohn SwantonDecember 2004/ January 2005
      3.
      84/96
      Improve housing benefits performance Appoint a new Benefits Manager
        Move BVPIs back to Upper Quartile
          Focus on a performance culture in Benefits
          Paul Wenham

          ditto

          ditto
          Done (March 2004)

          By end 2005/06

          Benefits backlog cleared July 2004
          See also progress against the Benefits Best Value Improvement Plan attached as Annexe 3
          4.
          77
          Meet statutory recycling targets Ensure that an informed decision is taken about the possibilities of using Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and/or green waste separation coupled with an active and enforced waste minimisation programme.Peter MaudsleyEnforced Waste minimisation programme to commence September 2004
          Phase 2 provisional start date July 2005
          Tour to MBT plant organised; report on MBT considered; Joint Municipal Waste Strategy to be considered in September 2004.
          5.
          77
          Improve Environmental Health performance Recruit two new staff for Health & Safety InspectionMartin ShortenOne EHO appointed July 2004. Second appointee – failed to start, closing date for re-advert was 6 August. (Agency staff being used in interim.)
          Progress made against Internal Audit recommendations.
          6.
          128
          Complete Private Housing Survey Include in 2004/05 Capital ProgrammeMartin Shorten/ John SwantonIn programme – to be completed by 31 March 2005
          7.
          43
          Update Social Inclusion Policy Chief Executive to set up officer working groupChristine PointerStart mid-September 2004
          8.
          S/W
          Improve Performance Management:
          22
          65

          20
          66

          61/31/100

          19

          44


          126
          64

          33
          Develop a Corporate Plan (& link with Community Strategy)

          Develop and publicise corporate service standards


          Develop consistent approach to setting aims and targets

          Improve base-line data for Community Safety
          Improve Service Planning – more consistent and aligned to the budget process
          Develop action plan for Community Strategy
          Improve performance information to Councillors

          Develop monitoring & evaluation of implementation of plans & strategies
          Develop role for O&S in above

          Be more explicit about what is and is not a corporate priority
          Louise Goodfellow/
          Anne Bott

          Louise Goodfellow/ Improving Performance Group (IPG)
          ditto



          Eve Wilmott

          ditto


          Anne Bott

          Louise Goodfellow


          ditto

          ditto


          Anne Bott/ Louise Goodfellow
          Published June 2004



          November 2004




          Autumn 2004 when next set of targets set


          December 2004

          Sept/Oct 2004


          December 2004

          See June/July reports to O&S Committees & Executive


          December 2004
          See June/July reports to O&S Committees & Executive

          October 2004
          9.
          34 (32 & 127)
          Develop Consultation Strategy (including plans for engaging with BME community and mechanisms for feedback to consultees) Develop Consultation Strategy
            Exploit synergies between a corporate Consultation Strategy and Planning’s Statement of Community Involvement
            Louise Goodfellow
            John Anderson
            December 2004

            10.
            67/99
            Develop Risk Management Maintain operational and strategic risk registers
            Involve and inform Members
            Include risk management in Service plans
            Repeat and reinforce staff awareness training
            Graeme ClarkRegisters created and maintenance is ongoing
            December 2004
            December 2004

            Ongoing
            11.
            57/107
            Push procurement strategy forward Appoint Member champion
              Update strategy (taking National Procurement Strategy into account)
              Link procurement group with the IEG group
              Ensure strategy addresses issues around ensuring value for money
              Peter MaudsleyMember champion appointed
              Strategy updated

              Link with IEG made


              VFM study commissioned
              12.
              55/101
              Develop workforce planningAlex Overingtontbc
              13.
              56
              Strengthen challenge in Overview & ScrutinyDecember 2004
              14.
              116
              Improve staff feedback mechanismsChristine Pointer/ Louise GoodfellowSeptember 2004






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