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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 11/09/2007
Performance Management Report, Quarter 1 (APRIL-JUNE) 2007/08



Summary & Purpose
Waverley’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) contains a host of statutory (BVPI) and locally defined (LPI) indicators that assist Members and officers in identifying current improvement priorities.

The indicators in Waverley’s PMF are reviewed quarterly by the Executive. This report details the observations of the ELOS PI Sub-Committee on performance against those indicators within its remit during the first three-month period of 2007/08.

The Committee is asked to pass any observations or recommendations it may have to the Executive for their consideration.

APPENDIX E
Waverley Borough Council
ENVIRONMENT & LEISURE OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
11th SEPTEMBER 2007
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Title:
Performance management report, quarter 1 (APRIL-JUNE) 2007/08
[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and purpose:

Waverley’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) contains a host of statutory (BVPI) and locally defined (LPI) indicators that assist Members and officers in identifying current improvement priorities.

The indicators in Waverley’s PMF are reviewed quarterly by the Executive. This report details the observations of the ELOS PI Sub-Committee on performance against those indicators within its remit during the first three-month period of 2007/08.

The Committee is asked to pass any observations or recommendations it may have to the Executive for their consideration.
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Environmental implications:

This report contains information on indicators with direct environmental impacts, principally in the areas of planning and waste and recycling management

Social / community implications:

Some indicators in this report relate to the provision of leisure and cultural services.

E-Government implications:

This report has no direct e-government implications.

Resource and legal implications:

Active review of Waverley’s performance information is an integral part of the Best Value process, enabling the Council to improve Value for Money across its services. Publication of performance against the statutory Best Value Performance Indicators (BVPIs) is a legal requirement on the Council.
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Introduction

1. Waverley’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) contains a host of statutory (BVPI) and locally defined (LPI) indicators that assist Members and officers in identifying current improvement priorities. 2. The indicators in Waverley’s PMF are considered quarterly by the Executive, following review by the Overview & Scrutiny Committees. The annexes to this report detail performance against those indicators in the Waverley PMF that are pertinent to the remit of this Committee, as follows:

AnnexeContent
2Waste & Recycling
3Environmental Services
4Planning
5Leisure & Culture

Notes of the ELOS PI Sub-Committee

3. The Sub-Committee received a report providing details of Waverley’s performance against the indicators that the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee had agreed to monitor in Quarter 1 of 2007/2008. 4. The Corporate Development Officer explained the Council’s statutory duty to collect Best Value Performance Indicators (BVPIs), which are supplemented by internally determined measures of performance (LPIs). Data is fed directly in to the system by each department working to Government guidance on collection and measurement.

5. Members expressed concern that they had not been equipped with the skills and knowledge of the performance management regime necessary to fulfil their scrutiny role and requested that training be organised prior to their November meeting. Members also requested that officers signpost them towards those indicators that are most business-critical for the Council.

6. The Sub-Committee also determined, for PIs where the most recent reporting period was prior to the three-month period under scrutiny, that those indicators should be excluded from consideration in that quarter’s committee round.

7. Members felt that the different collection cycles for the indicators in the report made the interpretation of the upward and downward short- and long-term trend arrows problematic. Officers were asked to remove these symbols from future reports.

Observations on Annexe 2: Waste & Recycling Indicators

8. BV82ai - % of Household waste recycled 9. BV82bi – % of Household waste composed
10. BV84b – % Change in kilograms of household waste collected per head of population
11. BV86 – Cost per household waste collection
Observations on Annexe 3: Environmental Services Indicators

12. BV199a-d – Cleanliness of relevant land and highways Observations on Annexe 4: Planning Indicators 13. BV109a – ‘Major’ applications determined within 13 weeks
Members noted that the target had been narrowly missed for the quarter, which officers advised was affected by implementation of the Vanguard project to improve customer care (still underway) and the loss of a key member of staff.

14. BV109b – ‘Minor’ applications determined in 8 weeks
BV109c – ‘Other’ applications determined in 8 weeks
15. BV204 – % of Planning appeals allowed

16. BV219a-c - Conservation areas
Observations on Annexe 5: Leisure & Culture Indicators

17. BV170a-c – Use of local authority museums
Recommendation

That the Committee:
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Background Papers (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 OFFICER:

Name: Christopher Ash Telephone: 01483 523148
Anne Bott 01483 523415

E-mail: cash@waverley.gov.uk
abott@waverley.gov.uk



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