A report from the Chief Executive is attached. This provides performance information against the indicators contained in the Corporate Performance Scorecard. (Key decision – reference number 4330)
(8.50 – 8.55 pm)
Councillor Achilleas Georgiou (Deputy Leader) introduced the report of the Chief Executive (No.155) showing the latest available performance at the end of the second quarter of 2016/17 and comparing it to the Council’s performance for the same period in 2015/16.
1. For information only, the progress being made towards achieving the identified key priorities for Enfield.
2. Councillor Georgiou drew Members’ attention to a number of the indicators set out in the report with regard to Housing, Adult Social Care, Sport and Culture, Income Collection, Employment and Worklessness, Planning and Crime Rates. Councillor Georgiou invited the Cabinet Members to address the issues raised within their own areas of responsibility.
3. Councillor Alev Cazimoglu addressed the indicators relating to Adult Social Care and took this opportunity to raise her continued concerns regarding the provision of insufficient Government funding to meet the growing demands of Adult Social Care. There was an increase in the number of residents going into residential care as there was insufficient support for caring for people in their own homes. The growing pressure on the NHS and adult social care provision was recognised. It was noted that Government discussions were currently taking place on the funding required to meet such demands.
4. Councillor Krystle Fonyonga highlighted the indicators with regard to crime rates and noted the exceptional work of the police and community safety unit in reducing certain levels of crime in the borough. It was noted that many of the indicators were beyond the Council’s control. Members were advised of the work undertaken in raising awareness of domestic violence and encouraging the reporting of instances of such crime.
5. Councillor Fonyonga was also pleased to report on the growing success of the Council’s campaign to increase participation in sport with the number of visits to the Borough’s sports and leisure facilities having increased significantly.
6. Councillor Ahmet Oykener noted the challenges facing the Council with regard to Housing and Homelessness and the impact of Government policy in this regard. Members noted that the current underspend on the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) would be used for continuing programmes of major works. Councillor Oykener noted the positive indicator in relation to rent collected by council homes as a proportion of rent due (excluding rent arrears); this continued to be a challenging area.
7. Councillor Alan Sitkin was pleased to report that the employment rate in Enfield had improved at a faster rate when compared to the rest of London and nationally. This was a significant achievement for the Borough. Councillor Sitkin highlighted the work that had been undertaken in attracting businesses to the Borough and praised the work of officers in this regard.
Alternative Options Considered: Not to report regularly on the Council’s performance. This would make it difficult to assess progress made on achieving the Council’s main priorities and to demonstrate the value for money being provided by Council services.
Reason: To update Cabinet on the progress made against all key priority performance indicators for the ... view the full minutes text for item 19