Somerset County Council

Our performance


How are we performing?
On this page you will find information on why and how we monitor our performance and our latest performance report.

Headlines: November 2018
Performance against 17 of 41 objectives was on or above target.

See 'Latest performance' below for more detail on how we are doing.

Why do we monitor our performance?
It is important that we monitor our performance in order to make informed decisions and focus on the things that matter to local people. We have identified the things that we believe are most important to local people and set out as priorities in our County Plan what we aim to achieve in the next year. We review our performance to ensure we are making good progress and so that we can make the decisions needed to keep our business on track and manage resources, budgets and staff. We also have a duty to local tax payers to be open and accountable for how we are performing.

How we manage performance?
The Council's approach to Corporate Performance Management has recently been reviewed and as a result a framework whereby all performance dimensions are considered alongside each other in order to make better decisions, and through which we can provide clarity on our objectives, the measures which really answer our performance questions, and build a more empowering system with more constructive challenge built in.

Latest performance
The latest performance report went to Cabinet on Monday 19 November 2018.  

To view the full covering report which provides an introduction and overview of progress please click hereand to view Appendix A click here.

Performance Reports are produced four times a year, copies of all previous reports can be found on the Cabinet papers page or by clicking here.

If you have any comments, questions or queries on our performance please contact your local County Councillor or the Planning and Performance Group.


Contact: Planning and Performance Group,
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 01823 359188

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