County Council Performance and Budget Information goes
live on website
As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, a range of
performance and budgetary information has today been made public
via the County Council's website. These pages will inform residents
about performance against the four Key Areas of Focus within our
Plan, as well as providing information about the Council's
budget and how money is spent.
We are also making the County Council's
Corporate and Directorate Balanced Scorecards publically available
for the first time. The County Council's Balanced Scorecard is the
council's key tool for performance management and it is used by
Cabinet and Chief Officers to assess progress against the council's
Corporate Plan. The Scorecard is tailored to Worcestershire, and
provides a consistent approach for supporting transparent
performance management, from a whole council level right through to
individual units and teams. The Scorecard tool supports all
Officers in managing the performance of their part of the
The pages sit within the 'About the Council'
section of the website, and can be accessed via the following
The information contained in
the 2012/13 Council Tax Leaflet, (sent to every household in
Worcestershire) is detailed on the website including how your
Council Tax was spent over the last 12 months, and where it will be
spent during the next year and details performance against the
The information relates to the period up to
September 2011 (Q2 2011/12), and there will be an update on the
website every six months. It is recognised that there has been a
delay in publishing the Q2 data, which was due to target setting
for the Corporate Plan measures. Data for March 2012 (Q4
2011/12) is due to be published in June.
This content has been designed through direct
consultation (focus groups and
Worcestershire Viewpoint) with the public.
Cllr Adrian Hardman, Leader of
Worcestershire County Council, said: "The Balanced
Scorecard represents a very significant change for the County
Council. It is a new performance management system that is far more
efficient than a number of old systems which it replaces. I believe
it is vital in order to support the council being transformed to
deliver Better Outcomes and meet the priorities of the new
Corporate Plan, 'Worcestershire: Fit for the Future', which is at
the heart of providing continually better services to our residents
Trish Haines, Chief Executive of
Worcestershire County Council, said: "I'm delighted that
the Council wide and Directorate level scorecards are now available
on the council's website for the first time. This is a good example
of the way the County Council is working towards more transparency
and openness with our residents."
"The Balanced Scorecard has been based on
feedback from residents and following national best practice to
ensure that the information presented is relevant to the people of
Worcestershire. We will develop the scorecard over time so that it
continues to help us deliver better services. We hope people will
take the chance to scrutinise how we are doing."
If you have any comments or feedback please
This page was last reviewed 2 April 2012 at 17:19.
The page is next due for review 29 September 2013.