Date Published: 20 August 2018
Rutland County Council has published its annual report for 2017-2018, setting out its performance across key services over the past 12 months.
The Council publishes data showing how it has performed against key targets after the end of each financial year. This year the authority has taken a different approach and produced a more accessible guide with detailed information explaining how local services are operating, together with the usual performance data.
This is the first time that Rutland’s annual report has been published in this way and is part of the Council’s commitment to show how it’s serving local communities.
“We provide a huge range of services on behalf of Rutland and continually review our performance because we want to do our best for local people – particularly those in our care. That’s why we have published our annual report in this new format and why I hope people will take the time to look at it. It’s important that residents understand how hard the Council is working for them, what our priorities are and how we are performing.”
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley
Rutland’s Annual report highlights key performance areas across a wide range of local services, including: Children and Young People, Adults and Health, Lifelong, Learning, Planning Policy, Highways, Transport and Waste, Leisure, Culture and Finance.
It also explains, in simple terms, where the Council is meeting, exceeding or falling short of targets. For example, in Rutland in the past year:
- Fewer than 1% of young people in Rutland were not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- 95% of residents admitted to hospital were still at home 91 days after being discharged back into the community
- 98% of children received a primary or secondary school place of their choosing
- A total of 21 affordable homes were delivered. The Council’s target figure of 40 new dwellings is forecast to be reached within the next six months
- Almost 2/3 of Rutland’s household waste was sent for recycling (57.8%)
- 95% of all Adult Social Care reviews were completed on time
The publication of Rutland’s Annual Report follows on from a yearly inspection by independent auditors which found that the Council is managing its finances well and providing value for money for residents.
“These are tough financial times for all local authorities. Because of big cuts to our government funding we are having to be more and more pragmatic and take difficult decisions about how much of our limited budget can be spent on which services. Like other councils, we continue to priorities those services which protect and care for vulnerable people, while looking for new ways to reduce costs and generate income in an effort to protect frontline services. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now and, naturally, it is becoming harder over time.”
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley
Please share your comments or feedback on the Annual Report by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.