To receive a report from the Director of Corporate Affairs & Business Transformation providing Members with an update on performance against the Corporate Plan and local service targets for 2017-18 as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
The Committee had before it and NOTED a report * from the Director of Corporate Affairs & Business Transformation providing Members with an update on performance against the Corporate Plan and local service targets for 2017/18 as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
Discussion took place with regard to the following:
· The figure showing for the actual number of affordable homes delivered should have stated 115 and not 92 as was stated in the report.
· There had been 7 outstanding gas safety certificates as at the end of March 2018.
· Poor weather had caused a delay in the completion of the Palmerston Park and Birchen Lane developments.
· A previous request to provide specific information in relation to trade waste had been passed on to the relevant service area but the requested data was not routinely collected, however, it was possible to provide information in relation to how many businesses had their waste recycled. It was suggested that any queries relating to this area be addressed directly to the Group Manager for Street Scene and Open Spaces since such commercial information was highly sensitive in nature.
· The annual cost of providing a waste service to each household was below target for the year and the Committee wished for its congratulations to be passed on to the Waste and Recycling team.
· The Economic Development team were working hard to address the increasing number of empty shops within the three major towns.
· The ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme had shown some improvement in the rating scheme bandings.
· A target of 60% had been set for determining major planning applications within 13 weeks, however the actual outturn figure was 83%. It was suggested that a more realistic target needed to be set and that this needed to be looked at.
· It was also noted that the number of days lost due to sickness was showing as 8.82 and it was felt that this was disappointing given that in the private sector the average figure was 4.3 per person. The Director of Finance, Assets and Resources stated that he would take the Committee’s comments back to the Leadership Team and provided reassurance to the Committee that an action plan had been put in place to try and bring that figure back to target.
· The Risk Appendix showed that there were 8 high risks and 3 of these did not have a manager’s note against them. It was requested that all high risk items have an explanatory note providing clarity as to the issues involved and the action being taken to resolve them.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the signed minutes.