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 the Council Plan Performance Monitoring report for Quarter 2 of 2022/23.
The Council retained the vision of “South Lakeland as the best place to live, work and explore”, and highlighted that there were areas where the Council needed to do more and the plan identified four priority area where activity needed to be focussed to achieve the vision. Targets listed in the report were grouped under these four priorities:
· Working Across Boundaries – Delivering Sustainable Regional Growth
· Delivering A Balanced Community – A South Lakeland For All Ages
· Delivering a Fairer South Lakeland – A South Lakeland for Everyone
· Addressing the Climate Emergency – A Carbon Neutral South Lakeland
The report summarised the performance of a number of targets that had shown excellent performance. However, in line with national trends and the influence of Covid-19 the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation had increased. The Council monitored the state of South Lakeland’s economy, trends, strengths and weaknesses to help prioritise activities and interventions, adapting and implementing policies to positively affect the economy.
The most recent review during Quarter 2 of 2022/23 showed that 42% of risks had been positioned above appetite, an increase from the Quarter 1 Report which was due to the identification of a new risk relating to ‘Alignment of current and new priorities relating to staff values and behaviours’.
The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland and Innovation Portfolio Holder informed Members that the report had been considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 4 November 2022, but that no substantive recommendations had been passed on to Cabinet.
Members requested further information on the Economic Development and Culture Targets, which referred to the development on Land at Lightburn Road, Ulverston. The Chief Executive undertook to provide a written response from the appropriate officer on this matter.
RESOLVED – That
(1) the Summary of Performance as detailed in the report be noted;
(2) the detailed risks information contained in Appendix 1 to the report be noted; and
(3) the detailed performance statistics in Appendix 2 to the report be noted.
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.
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: 11/11/2022
Date of decision: 09/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/11/2022 - Cabinet