Decision details

Council Plan Performance Monitoring Quarter 1 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland Portfolio Holder presented an update report on progress with the Council Plan 2019 for Quarter 1 of 2019/20. Monitoring the success of the Council Plan reported improvements and ensured that Council services addressed the needs of residents in an open and transparent way. The Council was committed to delivering high quality, cost effective services that met the needs of residents and improved quality of life. The performance management process helped the Council to demonstrate how well it was doing. The report also included the Council’s Strategic Risk Register, risks mainly relating to matters out of the Council’s control, with none on the spectrum of seriousness.


The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland Portfolio Holder informed Members that the report had also been considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 16 August 2018.  He further highlighted a number of areas within the report which demonstrated that the Council remained on track to deliver its targets, particularly around the provision of affordable housing to rent and work on bringing back empty homes into use, and in relation to anthropological climate change and reduction in carbon footprint.  He felt that the Council had much to celebrate in terms of success.  He thanked officers for their continued efforts during the Council’s process of reorganisation.  In closing, the Leader and Promoting South Lakeland Portfolio Holder stressed the need for the Council now to work on countering biodiversity loss.




RESOLVED – That the following be noted:-


(1)        the Summary of Performance as detailed in the report; and


(2)        the detailed risks information contained within Appendix 1 to the report.


Reasons for Decision


The report is directly linked to the Council Plan commitment to ensure that the Council is equipped to provide the best, most cost effective services.  Details regarding performance monitoring are published in line with the Council’s latest Performance Management Framework.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


None – the purpose of the report is to receive a performance update.  Council must note successes, monitor progress and take action where appropriate.

Report author: John Davies

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/09/2019

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