East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s most recent performance report has been welcomed by the authority’s cabinet, with 59 out of 64 results achieving or surpassing milestones set out by the council’s rigorous Local Performance Framework.
Performance of service areas is monitored to reflect the council’s corporate priorities, which include:
Maximising potential – working with others to support sustainable economic growth and strong communities, the East Riding is a great place to invest in, live, work and visit.
Promoting health, wellbeing and independence – helping people to stay healthy, strong and fit for the future.
Supporting vulnerable people, reducing inequalities – supporting in times of need, protecting from harm and improving the quality of life.
Valuing our environment – responding to climate change, developing our infrastructure and safeguarding our heritage.
Reducing costs, raising performance – developing our workforce and working with partners to provide excellent service, effective governance and value for money.
The council has also recently updated its Local Performance Framework to take into account new developments in the authority’s business plan, including:
Amount of development on allocated land, with the aim of supporting economic growth by attracting new investment and developing key infrastructure by optimising the use of available funding.
Employment growth in small and medium sized enterprises to enable existing business to survive and prosper.
Increase visitor numbers and spend in the area by five per cent, enabling towns to become attractive centres for business, homes, services and facilities and maximising the area’s tourism opportunities.
Implement the roll out of broadband to increase take up.
Implementing special educational needs and disability reforms to supporting the percentage of those children who are eligible to take up personal budgets.
Decrease energy consumption from street lighting.
Councillor Jackie Cracknell, cabinet portfolio holder for community involvement and performance at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This latest report is excellent news for our residents and highlights the importance of effective performance management at a time when budgets are reducing.
“The council has a good track record for service delivery and, through consultation with local communities, understands the value our residents place in having access to quality services.
“By regularly reviewing our performance, both locally and nationally, the council can ensure it is offering the best possible service to residents and is well-placed to deal with new challenges.”