Allerdale Council behind on single target despite Covid-19 challenges
The performance report of a borough council is the image of efficiency despite the challenges of Covid-19, with only one goal missed in the first quarter.
The Allerdale Borough Council executive met on Wednesday and heard a report on the company’s performance for the first quarter of 2021/2022.
Deputy head of the board and executive member for policy, governance and human resources, Marion Fitzgerald, presented the report to the advisers.
Its report found that of the 52 council projects and activities set out in the implementation plan, 94 percent are on track, four percent are close to target, and only two percent are behind schedule.
Among the key performance indicators on track was the preparation work for local government reform. Cllr Fitzgerald’s report noted that work to develop the detailed transition program for the reorganization into two unitary councils is underway.
Another key performance indicator on track is the introduction of new foreign markets. A public consultation took place on whether an outdoor market should be established in Cockermouth with ‘overwhelming support’ from the public.
Councilor Fitzgerald said, âThere was still a significant amount of work across the organization regarding the pandemic situation in the first quarter. the local test and traceability system, business grant programs, and test and traceability payments.
âAt the same time, daily services continued to run smoothly and we made progress on key regeneration programs in Workington and Maryport. ”
The Allerdale Borough Council’s work to combat and reduce fly spills was close to target. The report said: “Operation Respect was launched through the local Allerdale focal point to apply a problem-solving approach to this complex issue. A series of events and actions will take place in 2021. / 2022. ”
Castles and Coasts kicked off Operation Respect with the first in a series of education and action days at Newlands Gardens.
Litter and fly spill hot spots are monitored monthly.
The KPI that underpins its objective is the provision of grants for facilities for people with disabilities and a review of the housing assistance and assistance policy in light of the pandemic.
Cllr Fitzgerald’s report said: âThe housing subsidy and support policy review has not started due to the housing manager’s strong involvement in monitoring and traceability. Housing Grants team retired in June 2021, leaving an agent to issue Disabled Facilities Grants, so there is no capacity within the team to support the review.