In addition to the regular Stirling Performs reporting cycle there is an Annual Report. This is divided into two parts. The first part provides information on the council's performance during the year, and how we are progressing towards our strategic priorities. The second part provides updates on the performance information used to monitor the progress. This has been structured around Council committees and includes Statutory Performance Indicators.
A Partnership for Progress in Stirling - First year annual report
In 2012 the Labour and Conservative Partnership Administration of Stirling Council set out its priorities for ensuring high quality public services. This report details the progress that the Council has made towards these goals in the administration's first year. Advances have been made across the board and the foundations are now in place for further far-reaching changes in the year ahead.
Right now the Council faces a 12% reduction in its funding from the Scottish Government and is having to make £24m in savings. In order to ensure that the priorities set by the Partnership Administration are met, the Council is working hard to find ways of doing more for less.
Each Autumn the Annual Report presents an update on the progress made during the previous financial year towards our objectives:
There is also an interactive version that gives the public direct access to live performance information for the measures identified as key performance indicators in the current report.
We would like to hear your feedback on the Annual Report, so that changes can be made to make it even more user friendly. We have therefore set up a short survey which should only take a couple of minutes to complete. This can be accessed here.
Statutory Performance Indicators
All councils in Scotland are required to publish their performance during the previous financial year against a set of Statutory Performance Indicators set by Audit Scotland. Further information and comparison with other councils is available on the Audit Scotland website.
Council Improvement Plan
Each year we also publish an Improvement Plan, which states the priorities for improvement for the next three years. These priorities are compiled from a variety of sources, including audits and inspections, self-assessment exercises, and our Residents Survey.