LATEST financial and corporate plan figures show East Staffordshire Borough Council has had a successful first quarter of the year.
At the latest cabinet meeting it was announced the council is on track to successfully deliver 98 per cent of its corporate plan targets while a £217,000 under-spend was forecast for the financial year.
The council’s corporate plan target performance rate is an increase on 94.25 per cent which was achieved in the same period last year.
A performance report put before the cabinet, which benchmarks the council against other similar local authorities, showed the borough council ranked either first or second in eight out of 10 indicators.
Councillor Richard Grosvenor, leader of the borough council, said: “The evidence shows that the Council has once again started the year strongly in terms of performance.
“Not only are we on course to achieve over 98 per cent of our targets but we are a high performing authority in our benchmarking exercise.
“The council has made a very promising start to the year and if you compared our financial position with other councils you will find they are not in as good health as this council.”
Andy O’Brien, chief executive of the borough council, added: “The council has once again proven itself to be in a very strong position in terms of both performance and finance and has a very promising start to the year.
“Although these are pleasing figures the council will continue to work hard in order to achieve the same value for money we currently offer.”