Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services.
The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services seeking endorsement for a Peer revisit to take place in relation to the 2018 Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Assessment.
That the LGA’s intention to undertake a Peer Review Revisit in April 2022 be welcomed.
Reasons for the Decision:
Peer Reviews are a proven tool for sector-led improvement and the Council has always been open to learning from others and sharing good practice. The peer challenge that took place in 2018 provided external recognition of the things it believed the Council was doing well, highlighted where the Council could learn from other councils considering best practice elsewhere and recommended several key actions.
In January 2019 the Cabinet considered and agreed an action plan responding to the Peer Review Team’s recommendations and in March 2020 the Cabinet received a progress update.
The report sought to keep Members informed of the LGA peers revisit intentions to assess progress against their recommendations.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: