A report from the Chief Executive is attached. (Key decision – reference number 4520)
(8.35 – 8.40 pm)
Councillor Achilleas Georgiou (Deputy Leader) introduced the report of the Chief Executive (No.65) presenting the latest available performance at the end of the first quarter of 2017/18.
1. For information only, the progress being made towards achieving the identified key priorities for Enfield.
2. That Appendix 1 to the report showed the latest available performance at the end of the first quarter of 2017/18 and compared it to the Council’s performance for the same period in 2016/17.
3. With regard to the priority indicators, 71 performance indicators were being reported, of which 64 had targets. Of these, 39 (61%) are at green; 17 (26.5%) were at amber; and 8 (12.5%) were at red.
4. Councillor Georgiou brought a number of indicators to Members’ attention, including the following:
· Housing and Homelessness: the number of households living in temporary accommodation was a continuing area of concern and Members noted the impact of current Government policies. However, the Council was performing well with regard to the repairs service to Council homes; and, in the rent collection rates.
· Adult Social Care: Members noted the good progress which had been made with regard to delayed transfers of care; and, in the number of new admissions to supported residential and nursing care.
· Libraries: The good work being undertaken by the Borough’s libraries was highlighted and Councillor Georgiou was pleased to report on the recent re-opening of the Edmonton Green library following refurbishment. There would be an official opening shortly to which Cabinet Members would be invited.
· Income Collection, Debt Recovery and Benefit Processing: The positive indicator with regard to the recovery of council properties fraudulently obtained, sublet or abandoned was noted.
· Crime Rates: Noted that currently household burglary in Enfield was at its lowest level in several years.
· Councillor Georgiou drew Members’ attention to the indicator relating to violence with injury and that approximately 1 in 3 violence with injury offences were domestic related. The Council had been working closely with its partners to tackle the issue of domestic violence and a publicity campaign had recently taken place led by Councillor Krystle Fonyonga. Councillor Georgiou was pleased to announce that Enfield’s “He doesn’t love you if…” campaign had won the bronze award at the Public Sector Communications Excellence Awards. This had been an innovative and thought provoking campaign that had engaged and motivated action to so many. Congratulations were extended to all those who had been involved.
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 Council.
(Key decision – reference number 4520)