Decision details

Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report Quarter 3 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland and Innovation Portfolio Holder presented an update report on the progress with the Council Plan for Quarter three of 2021/22. The report monitored success of the Council Plan 2021-2026 through scorecards and informed improvements and ensures Council service address the needs of the 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 report set out targets which showed very good performance in general. However, in line with the national trend and the influence of Covid-19, the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation had increased.


The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland and Innovation Portfolio Holder highlighted that the report would evolve in line with the move to the new Westmorland and Furness authority and as the new authority develops, South Lakeland would use its existing priorities to influence the strategy of the new authority in addressing the needs of the South Lakeland area.


Following a review of the Strategic Risks for Quarter 4 2019/20, it had been found that 65% of risks were above appetite which highlighted the significant impact of Covid-19. The report represented the most recent review and showed that a significantly reduced 19% of risks had been positioned above appetite.




RESOLVED – That the following be noted:-


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


(2)     the detailed risks information contained within Appendix 1; and


(3)     the detailed performance statistics in Appendix 2.


Reasons for Decision


Performance Monitoring underpins service delivery and provides good value for money. Performance Monitoring supports the delivery of all four Council Plan Priorities.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


No alternative options – the purpose of the report is to receive a performance update.


The Council must note successes, monitor progress and take action where appropriate.

Report author: John Davies

Publication date: 11/02/2022

Date of decision: 09/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2022 - Cabinet

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