What our priorities are and how we are doing

This publication class details the Councils key strategies and plans, and the performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews that measure how well we are achieving our aims.

Where relevant, information in this class will be available for the current and previous three years.

Annual reports

Papers indicating the Council's annual performance.

Information about the Council's priorities and how it plans to implement them.

Strategies developed in partnership with other authorities

These include community partnership strategies, safety and crime reduction strategies and joint housing strategies.

National Performance Indicators

Measurement  of how the Council is performing in relation to its corporate priorities and in comparison to other Authorities.

Audit's reports on the performance indicators

The Audit Commission's assessment of the Council's performance against key indicators.

Economic development strategy

Forward plan

Each Forward Plan contains a list of key and other decisions to be made by Cabinet or Lead Members or Council and the documents to be submitted to the to assist their consideration.

Comprehensive Area Assessment (Performance reviews)

Is the Government's annual evaluation of the quality of services provided by local government. It includes assessment of the Authority's direction of travel, use of resources and service assessments elements (refreshed annually) and a corporate assessment, the frequency of which is dependant on our overall performance

Inspection reports

Reports provided by the Inspectors with regards to the Council's performance in key service areas.

Statistical information

Research data, statistics and reports produced in accordance with the Authority's and departmental requirements.

Impact assessments

Measuring the impact that the work of the Council is having on the local area and on specific resident groups.

Service standards

The standards and values governing delivery of Council services to the people of West Somerset by individual services.