So far this week you have seen the quarterly performance reports for the whole council and a sorry set of charts it has been. What Mr Mustard has done, and which he doubts that anyone at the council bothers to do, is to put the four quarterly reports together. Here they are:-
|CPI||Q1 10/11||Q2 10/11||Q3 10/11||Q4 10/11|
|Item||Sharing opportunities & responsibilities ?|
|Better services with less money ?|
|9||Children in care|
|11||Formal contracts %|
|17||Value For Money|
|Successful London Suburb ?|
|20||Local area satisfaction|
|23||Extra family homes|
What do we notice from this summary ?
A lot of red.
That some indicators just disappear ( like 4 & 7 ) Is there a good reason. Shouldn't there be some consistency from one quarter to the next if the accusation that statistics are being fiddled is not to be made.
That waste, private rehousing, foster care, temporary accommodation, homeless people, and volunteers supporting adult social services objectives have all been a problem for most or all of the year and have not been tackled ( or if they have been tackled, then not very well ).
Wouldn't fixing these put the community first and make for a successful London suburb?