Council continues to make good progress

By on 22/07/2009 in News

Progress made by Birmingham City Council against its annual performance targets and on its work with partner organisations will be summarised at Cabinet on July 27.

Two reports will be discussed by members of the Cabinet – who will be told that the council met 73 per cent (53) of its 77 available performance targets during the 2008/09 municipal year.

The figure is four per cent up on that achieved last year. Notable areas of significant improvement in the last 12 months for the council include:

• The number of Birmingham consumers who feel confident when buying goods or services in the city
• The work done by ward-based litter teams, instrumental in the council exceeding its target for clearing rubbish from city’s streets
• The affordable homes programme through which more units have been completed than originally planned

Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Our top priority as public servants has to be the improvement of services.

“Our performance results are a good measure of how well we are doing, and it is therefore pleasing that we have made positive progress in the last year.

“As always, when you make improvements, the challenge is to then push the boundaries even further – and that is exactly what we will try to do during the next 12 months.”

The separate report on partnership work examines the work done by the council in conjunction with almost 40 organisations including the likes of Aston Pride, Be Birmingham and Digital Birmingham. It also outlines the schedule of work planned in the forthcoming year to monitor the effectiveness of such links.

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For further information contact Kris Kowalewski on 0121 303 3621

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