(Matter which the Chairman has decided is urgent by reason of the need to consider the reference in conjunction with Agenda Item No. 21)
Agenda Item No. 22(ii)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 18TH APRIL, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 17TH APRIL, 2012
“ CORPORATE IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES 2012/13 (REF) -
The Council’s current Corporate Plan had been produced in 2010 which set out a four year vision for the Council and a revised plan had been approved in December 2011. The Plan included a mixture of improvement objectives (defined as those areas where improvements were needed because of existing deficiencies) and other Council priorities. Members were advised that the objectives would not be amended for 2012/13 but a full review of the Corporate Plan was planned during 2012 post Local Government elections in May. However, as an interim measure to address the issues raised by the Auditor General in his Annual Improvement Report, an analysis of the Corporate Plan had been undertaken to identify the Council’s key improvement objectives for 2012/13 along with relevant actions and measures that contribute towards achieving these. Eight improvement objectives had consequently been proposed for 2012/13 which were detailed at Appendix 1 to the report and Appendix 2 provided a rationale for the proposed improvement objectives. Cabinet had, on 28th March 2012, referred the report to all Scrutiny Committees for comment. In considering the report Members requested that an addition to the eight objectives be made and it was subsequently
(1) T H A T an additional key objective be included “to develop Communities First schemes to raise relevant areas out of deprivation in line with Welsh Government standards (index of deprivation) “.
(2) T H A T Cabinet be requested to endorse Recommendation (1) above and refer same to Full Council.
Reasons for recommendations
(1) To raise standards.
(2) For approval.”