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East Staffordshire Borough Council reveals it is on course to reach targets

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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A NEW report has revealed that East Staffordshire Borough Council is on course to meet 99 per cent of its targets.

Julian Mott, leader of the borough council, revealed on his online blog that the authority has either fully achieved or is on track to meet all but one per cent of its annual targets.

The only target that not been met is linked with a delay in a submission of plans for the planned Burton and South Derbyshire College annexe at Burton Town Hall.

Councillor Mott said: "This report is great news for the people of East Staffordshire. When the Labour and Independent groups took control of the council last February we said we wanted to run an open, efficient and effective council. We have achieved a lot in a short time. I would like to thank the council's officers and the deputy leaders for their hard work in achieving such good results.

"Don't forget that we have also introduced 16 new targets as part of our new corporate plan.

"We have many challenges ahead including keeping our promise of a zero council tax rise, completing the refurbishment of Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, changes to the Brewhouse, in Burton, and the future of Burton Market Hall.

"We will continue to work hard and not be complacent."

Richard Grosvenor, leader of the Conservative Group on East Staffordshire Borough Council, said: "It is a testament to the hard work and expertise of the Conservative administration that we were able to develop such a successful corporate plan. We hope that the Labour and Independent group will be able to maintain our record."

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  • Marlene  |  August 17 2014, 6:35PM

    A more interesting article would have been for the Mail to have printed the performance targets and allow the electorate/readership decide how well they had been met or not rather than more tit for tat comment by those claiming responsibility when things go well or not when not so well.

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