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Council Plan 2019/20 – Mid Year Monitoring

Meeting: 22/11/2019 - Community and Enterprise Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Item 27)

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That the report be noted.


The Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) introduced a report to present a summary of performance for the Year-end position of 2018/19 for the Council Plan priorities ‘Supportive Council’ and ‘Ambitious Council’ relevant to the Committee.  The report was an exception based report and therefore focused on the areas of under-performance.


The Cabinet Member for Economic Development provided an update on the number of individuals supported through the mentoring service that entered employment, learning or volunteering, explaining that whilst current performance was below target, officers were confident that the full year target was achievable.  The service was funded by Welsh Government (WG) and he raised concerns around the uncertainty on the level of funding received year on year.


Councillors Rosetta Dolphin asked why the performance indicators for the percentage of households in the quarter where homelessness was prevented and the tenant satisfaction level, were showing as amber and not green.  The Chief Officer explained that the targets set for the year were higher than current achievement but they would continue to be monitored to ensure targets were achieved.  He commented on the challenges around engaging with the private rented sector who were reluctant to house people in receipt of Universal Credit but reported that a roadshow with 40 private landlords had been arranged and he agreed to provide feedback to the Committee in due course on how successful the roadshow had been.


Councillors Patrick Heesom welcomed the report.  He commented on the number of businesses supported through the regional hub and raised concerns that the hub was currently not in place.  He also commented that the projects being driven by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) should cover the Flintshire region as a whole and not be focused only on Deeside.  The Chief Officer (Planning, Environment and Economy) clarified the role of all 6 North Wales Local Authority Economic Development Officers and he advised on the influence they were having on the role of the regional hub through their connections with local businesses.  Through the NWEAB there would be four Joint Committees covering Education, Transport at a regional level, Strategic Planning and Economic Development which would build on the work of the NWEAB.     


The recommendation within the report was moved by Councillor Rosetta Dolphin and seconded by Councillor Ron Davies. 




That the report be noted.