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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 20/01/2004
Best Value and Local Performance Indicators: Review of Waverley’s
Performance within the first six months of 2003/04 and Proposed Targets for 2006/07



Summary & Purpose
This report gives details of Waverley’s performance during the first six months of 2003/04 in respect of the best value and local performance indicators that fall within the remit of the Environment & Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The report also provides a commentary on trends in performance and invites the comments of the Committee on the proposed targets for 2006/07. The Community and Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committees are considering similar reports.

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



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 has been provided in the Best Value Performance Plan that was published on the Council’s website on 30th June 2003.

Resource and legal implications:

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

1. Each year the Council is required to produce a Best Value Performance Plan (BVPP) that reports on its performance during the previous year and sets targets for the current year and the subsequent two years. The Council’s next BVPP will be published by 30th June 2004. Targets for 2004/05 and 2005/06 were approved by the Executive at its meeting on 23rd June 2003.

Waverley’s performance in 2003/04 and proposed targets for 2006/07

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 & Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The Council’s actual performance in respect of each indicator for 2002/03.

The Council’s actual performance in respect of each indicator for the first two quarters of the current financial year, 2003/04, and the target for 2003/04.

The agreed or revised proposed targets (where indicated in the commentary) for each indicator for 2004/05 and 2005/06, and the proposed targets for 2006/07.

Principles of target setting

Target setting is key to enable the authority to demonstrate that it is achieving best value and needs to be well documented. Targets should take into account the performance of other authorities in Waverley’s Audit Commission family, as well as the performance of neighbouring authorities, and should reflect the aims and objectives of the authority’s corporate strategy.

Target setting must also be challenging in order to demonstrate that the authority is seeking continued improvement.

Comments on Waverley’s performance and proposed targets

3. Members are asked to note the following points in relation to Waverley’s performance for the first two quarters of the current financial year and the proposed target for 2006/07.

BVPI 82a Household waste that is recycled (%)
Planning

BVPI 106 New homes built on previously developed land (%)
BVPI 107 Planning cost per head of population
Cultural Services

LOLE 15 Number of major sports grant awards
Unlikely to meet target as Sport England suspended funding in 2003/04

LOLE 24 Number of volunteer days spent at work on Waverley land
Will not meet target due to a reduction in core staffing

LOLE 29 (b) % conforming to LEAP standard
(c) % conforming to NEAP standard
Targets will not be met due to staff shortages.

Conclusion

4. The Environment & Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the information presented in this report and to draw attention to any specific issues that it feels should be taken into account in the setting of targets for 2006/07.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this Committee notes the report and agrees any observations to be forwarded to the Executive on the setting of targets for 2006/07.
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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: Martin Shorten Telephone: 01483 523434
E-mail: mshorten@waverley.gov.uk

John Anderson Telephone: 01483 523298 Julie Maskery Telephone: 01483 523432
E-mail: jmaskery@wavlerley.gov.uk

Comms/O&S3/03-04/053