REVIEW OF THE YEAR: Council receives top recognition by wide margin
THE year 2008 started well for Fenland District Council, with the Audit Commission performance figures revealing that the council was officially the most improved district council in the country – by a considerable margin. The Audit Commission had already
THE year 2008 started well for Fenland District Council, with the Audit Commission performance figures revealing that the council was officially the most improved district council in the country - by a considerable margin.
The Audit Commission had already announced that Fenland had out-performed every other district council, with improvements to 75 per cent of it national Performance Indicators (PIs) and with 40 per cent of them being rated among the best in the country.
But in January, the Audit Commission revised its national PI statistics and the latest figures showed that Fenland had improvements in 89 per cent of its PIs, with 44 per cent of them being rated among the best in the country.
The Audit Commission highlighted that the average level of improvement in local authority Performance Indicators was between 56 and 59 per cent, so Fenland was streets ahead with an 89 per cent improved performance rating.
The Audit Commission also singled out district council PIs that were among the top 25 per cent of performers, nationally. In the case of Fenland, 44 per cent of its PIs were in this exhalted group. On average 33 per cent of district council PIs achieved this status.
Leader of the Council Geoffrey Harper, said: "We were delighted to have been singled out as the most improved district council in the country just before Christmas, but we are now ecstatic that the revised Audit Commission figures put us even further ahead.
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"However, we will not be resting on our laurels. We are already looking forward to see what further improvements we can make to the services we provide to Council Tax payers.