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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 28/06/2004
Best Value and Local Performance Indicators: Review of Waverley’s
Performance in 2003/04



Summary & Purpose
This report gives details of Waverley’s performance in 2003/04 in respect of the best value and local performance indicators that fall within the remit of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee. These indicators will be reported in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2004/05 which is due to be published on 30th June 2004.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX D
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
28TH JUNE 2004

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Title:
Best Value and Local Performance Indicators: Review of Waverley’s
Performance in 2003/04

[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and purpose:

This report gives details of Waverley’s performance in 2003/04 in respect of the best value and local performance indicators that fall within the remit of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee. These indicators will be reported in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2004/05 which is due to be published on 30th June 2004.
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Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource UsePollution Prevention and ControlBiodiversity and NatureLocal EnvironmentSocial InclusionSafe, Healthy and Active CommunitiesLocal Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive

The regular monitoring and reporting of Waverley’s performance in delivering its services has positive implications for most, if not all, the quality of life issues set out above.

E-Government implications:

Comprehensive information on Waverley’s performance will be provided in the Council’s Corporate Plan that will be published on the Council’s website from 30th June 2004.

Resource and legal implications:

There are no direct resource and legal implications associated with this report.
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Background

1. This year the Council is required to produce a Corporate Plan that reports on the Council’s performance during the previous year.

Waverley’s Performance in 2003/04

2. The table attached as Annexe 1 sets out for the consideration of this Committee the following information:

A description of all the Best Value Indicators (BVPIs) and Local Performance Indicators (LOPIs) which fall within the remit of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee and which will be published in Waverley’s Corporate Plan. The Council’s actual performance in respect of each indicator for 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04 and the target for 2003/04. The upper quartile figure for all district authorities for 2002/03 (i.e. the level of performance exceeded by the best performing 25% of district councils).

Comments on Waverley’s Performance

3. Members are asked to note the following points in relation to Waverley’s performance in 2003/04:

Environment and Leisure Comments:

Environmental Services:


Cultural Services:

Consideration of Key Performance Indicators

4. Officers are mindful of members’ comments about the large number of indicators normally presented in the annexe to this report. The Committee may wish to consider whether or not it wishes to continue to receive data for all the performance indicators within their remit. One alternative would be to identify ten to twelve key indicators upon which the Committee would like to focus. Another is that the Committee could choose to see only those indicators that are projected not to meet their target. Alternatively, these two could be combined.

5. The Committee’s support officers will provide advice on which indicators would be usefully considered on a regular basis, and members may also wish to identify one or two of the indicators in which they are particularly interested.

6. Members are reminded that this matter may be revisited each time the Committee considers performance indicators so that the Committee may ensure that it is comfortable with the performance information.

7. Members are reminded that the Committee has already agreed that it will consider performance information on how fast planning applications are dealt with (i.e. BVPIs 109 a-c) on a regular basis.

Conclusion

8. The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the information presented in this report and to consider which indicators (in addition to those dealing with planning applications – BVPI 109 a-c) they would like to see more regularly.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee:

1. notes the content of the report and Annexe 1; 2. indicates if it wishes to continue to consider all performance indicators within the Committee's remit or, should members wish to be more selective, which performance indicators it would like to focus on; and

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Background Papers (DoH/DoF/CEX)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
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CONTACT OFFICERS:

Name: Louise Goodfellow Telephone: 01483 523148
E-mail: lgoodfellow@waverley.gov.uk John Anderson Telephone: 01483 523298 Julie Maskery Telephone: 01483 523432
E-mail: jmaskery@waverley.gov.uk


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