Cotswold District Council on course to become country's most efficient local authority

Cotswold District Council on course to become country's most efficient local authority

Cotswold District Council on course to become country's most efficient local authority

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COTSWOLD District Council has made good progress on its course in becoming the country’s most efficient council, according to its leader.

The council aims to be classed as the top functioning authority by 2016 is currently ranked in fifth place out of more than 200 shire district councils.

In order to assess itself, CDC has compiled a list of nine indicators, such as the percentage of council tax collected and the amount of household waste per property, that it uses to judge how it is performing.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, leader of CDC, said: “We have made good progress since 2012 and the key things that we have achieved include generating savings by further development of joint working with other councils.”

CDC also announced that it is set to make savings of up to £3million over the next 10 years through the transfer of management at three of the district’s leisure centres.

Over the next 12 months, the council has set itself a number of priority tasks to complete in order to meet its expected level of efficiency.

Some of the tasks include implementing a programme of car park improvements and providing financial support for flood alleviation projects.

For more information, visit www.cotswold.gov.uk.

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7:19am Wed 12 Mar 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

Surely no .... just checked the date to ensure its not 1st April.
Surely no .... just checked the date to ensure its not 1st April. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
  • Score: 5

8:07am Wed 12 Mar 14

Olly Cromwell says...

It's a surreal world of institutional denial

Private Eye's Rottenest Borough (50 appearances in past 3 years) creates some internal indicators to make itself feel good

Clearly, Wilts & Glos have stopped writing journalism and now just swallow bogus propaganda from a Council in chaos and on the verge of entering Special Measures over Planning matters
It's a surreal world of institutional denial Private Eye's Rottenest Borough (50 appearances in past 3 years) creates some internal indicators to make itself feel good Clearly, Wilts & Glos have stopped writing journalism and now just swallow bogus propaganda from a Council in chaos and on the verge of entering Special Measures over Planning matters Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 7

8:51am Wed 12 Mar 14

number10 says...

If they are the best in the country i pity the rest. This is a office that needs 4 people to arrange a replacement recycling bin, and takes 15 minutes to do so,

Over staffed rabble, but it doesn't matter does it ? its only tax payers money
If they are the best in the country i pity the rest. This is a office that needs 4 people to arrange a replacement recycling bin, and takes 15 minutes to do so, Over staffed rabble, but it doesn't matter does it ? its only tax payers money number10
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Rex Cooper says...

That Cotswold District Council regards itself as efficient is beyond parody,.
That the Standard would produce an article announcing this without question
is not that surprising even if quite appalling
That Cotswold District Council regards itself as efficient is beyond parody,. That the Standard would produce an article announcing this without question is not that surprising even if quite appalling Rex Cooper
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Crispin Mount says...

Dire journalism from Dyer Street
Dire journalism from Dyer Street Crispin Mount
  • Score: 2

5:39am Thu 13 Mar 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

I am sure this paper is being used by CDC as a propaganda outlet and the CDC ... "knows where the W&GS bodies are buried"

If not, why print such ****?

Time to revisit Death & Corruption At Cotswold Water Park
....... https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=0VGHcA4O
3Rk
I am sure this paper is being used by CDC as a propaganda outlet and the CDC ... "knows where the W&GS bodies are buried" If not, why print such ****? Time to revisit Death & Corruption At Cotswold Water Park ....... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=0VGHcA4O 3Rk Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
  • Score: 2

10:45am Thu 13 Mar 14

esse quam viderie says...

Has anyone actually looked at these (self-selected) indicators?
Cost of services per head = UP from 77th to 73rd
% of council tax collected = DOWN from 4th to 17th
amount of residual waste collected = DOWN from 12th to 15th
They don't say anything about their position in the planning table or on the table of money spent on lost appeals.
I haven't a clue how many councils there are in this particular league but I wouldn't call these results "making good progress". In fact if that is the best CDC can do then they would be better off keeping quiet about it!
Has anyone actually looked at these (self-selected) indicators? Cost of services per head = UP from 77th to 73rd % of council tax collected = DOWN from 4th to 17th amount of residual waste collected = DOWN from 12th to 15th They don't say anything about their position in the planning table or on the table of money spent on lost appeals. I haven't a clue how many councils there are in this particular league but I wouldn't call these results "making good progress". In fact if that is the best CDC can do then they would be better off keeping quiet about it! esse quam viderie
  • Score: 3

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