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Meeting of the Executive held on 01/03/2005
Waverley Borough Council - CPA Improvement Plan : Executive 1st March 2005



Waverley Borough Council –CPA Improvement Plan
Executive 1 March 2005
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
Progress being made against the Planning Best Value Improvement Plan


Measures in place



See report to September Development Control Committee

NB see first half BVPIs for evidence of improvement.
2.
42
Maintain focus on decent home standard Continue with stock options appraisal processDavid JanuaryDecision taken to go for stock transfer – Full Council 10 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
NB see first half BVPIs for evidence of improvement.
Benefits backlog cleared July 2004
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 commenced September 2004
Phase 2 provisional start date July 2005
Tour to MBT plant organised; report on MBT considered; Draft Joint Municipal Waste Strategy to be updated to take account of new Government guidance.
5.
77
Improve Environmental Health performance Recruit two new staff for Health & Safety InspectionMartin ShortenOne EHO appointed July 2004. Second appointee – three attempts at recruitment made EHO will start 24 January 2005
Progress made against Internal Audit recommendations.
6.
128
Complete Private Housing Survey Included in 2004/05 & 2005/06 Capital ProgrammesMartin Shorten/ John SwantonBuilding Research Establishment commissioned to undertake modelling exercise, which should be completed by 31 March 2005.
If the modelling exercise identifies gaps in data then small-scale targeted survey work will be undertaken in 2005/06
7.
43
Update Social Inclusion Policy Active membership of Surrey Equality Partnership
Chief Executive to set up officer working group
Richard Wood

Christine Pointer
New policy to be drafted February 2005
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



      Louise Goodfellow/IPG


      Anne Bott


      Louise Goodfellow


      ditto




      ditto



      Anne Bott/ Louise Goodfellow
      Published June 2004



      April 2005




      Discussed IPG September 2004 & guidance issued for Autumn target setting

      Data from Crime & Disorder Audit analysed December 2004

      Service Plans to be published on website end March 2005

      December 2004


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

      More detailed evaluation information to be included in the Corporate Plan 2005/06 – to be published 30 June 2005
      See June/July reports to O&S Committees & Executive

      February 2005
      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
        February 2005
        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 ClarkReassessment of Corporate risk management registers –January 2005
          Member briefings March/April 2005
          Included as column in SP Action Plans
          Staff refresher training spring 2005
          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 planningProposal& Action Plan to Chief Officers GroupAlex OveringtonMarch 2005
            13.
            56
            Strengthen challenge in Overview & ScrutinySee examples of O&S in-depth reviews – Mayoralty (Corporate O&S); CABx (Community O&S) and Fly-tipping, Development Control (ELOS)
            14.
            116
            Improve staff feedback mechanismsChristine Pointer/ Louise GoodfellowNew “Soundwave” launched January 2005
            February 2005

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