Vale of Glamorgan Council praised by auditors
25 August 2016
In an overwhelmingly positive corporate assessment report the Wales Audit Office has praised the Vale of Glamorgan Council, its vision for the future, and commitment to improvement.
Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, has welcomed the report, saying: “The corporate assessment is designed to answer one key question, whether as a local authority we are capable of delivering the priorities we have set ourselves and improved outcomes for Vale citizens. In this respect the report is glowing.
“The report is further evidence that, despite increasing pressures on our budgets and demands on our services, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is performing better than ever.
“This is a testament to the way in which the political leadership of the Council, senior management, and staff work together, and with local partners, to deliver services of the highest quality. I am delighted that the Council is receiving such public recognition of its successful work to make the Vale of Glamorgan a better place to live, work, and visit.”
The WAO report concludes that: The Council has a clear vision of what it wishes to achieve and is making positive changes which should ensure it is well placed to continue securing improvement.
The WAO also found that the Council’s vision reflects both local needs and national priorities and that senior politicians and mangers are working effectively with staff at all levels to improve services and plan for the future.
Auditor General for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas said: “I am delighted to present the Vale of Glamorgan Corporate Assessment for 2015-16. It is very positive to see a local authority receive such a good report and see that they have committed to looking at developing key services, such as ICT, to deliver more efficient services.
“I encourage the authority to continue this high standard as they deliver their proposed changes to key services.”