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Corporate performance on value for money

1.1.01 Maintain council tax

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.2.05 Transformation review Citizen and Customer Contact

Stage: Completed

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.2.06 Transformation review Support Services

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.2.07 Monitor contracted-out leisure service

Stage: Completed

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.2.08 Implementation of library services review

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 60%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Open+ technology has been successfully implemented at 5 Libraries: Binfield, Sandhurst, Harmans Water, Whitegrove and Ascot Heath.

Unfortunately there has been a further delay to rolling this out further due to ongoing problems with the entrance doors. As a result, doors at the remaining libraries must be replaced before implementation can continue.

1.2.09 Implementation of South Hill Park review

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

A draft SLA has been received and is currently being reviewed, with a view to adoption from 1 April 2020.

1.2.13 Transformation review of Parks and Countryside

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 60%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work continues with many elements returning to business as usual, informal consultation on staff structures will take place in early 2020.

1.2.17 Implement e-benefit digital solution for welfare services

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Amber

Comments:

A solution is currently in place, and will continue to be used while alternatives are investigated and evaluated.

1.2.18 Review BFC MyChoice

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 10%

Status: Green

Comments:

A review of the BFC My choice application will be included as part of the service review work with housing and welfare services.

1.2.24 Review Transport Development and Highway Maintenance

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 November 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Informal consultation undertaken with staff and a formal proposal being prepared for staff consultation in January 2020.

1.2.25 Portfolio management for Transformation

Stage: Complete

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.2.26 Options for the future use and potential redevelopment of the commercial centre

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 December 2019

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

An options appraisal to redevelopment the commercial centre is currently being developed to deliver a cost neutral position being the preferred outcome. This will be considered by CMT over the next few months for the preferred development option.

1.3.08 Embed commercial practices

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 December 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Work continues to focus on school support services alongside pursuing a Property JV to secure a private sector development partner.

1.3.09 Commercial investment portfolio

Stage: Completed

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.4.01 Website improvements

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

The website is continuously improved, and was ranked second in the country in a review of all council websites. A new partnership project is underway to establish the feasibility of building and sharing a joint code-base with other authorities.

1.4.03 HR and Payroll self service

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 June 2019

Percentage complete: 65%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work on the electric version of iWorks is progressing well. This will go live in quarter 4 in line with end of year upgrade.

Standard report packages have been purchased that cover a range of areas such as absence, payroll, structure reports etc.

The plan is that over quarter 1 2020 to 2021 we will look to roll out to some managers to give them access at their finger tips on their areas workforce.

1.4.05 Organisational Development and Workforce Transformation Strategy

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 70%

Status: Green

Comments:

Work continues to deliver the strategy, particularly focusing on understanding employee wellbeing, additional access to HR and OD to support managers and staff.

1.4.06 Library services enhancements

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 July 2019

Percentage complete: 60%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Self-service technology has been fully implemented in all libraries.

Self-service cash payments for printing on the kiosks has now also been implemented in all libraries.

Open+ technology has been successfully implemented in 5 Libraries: Binfield, Sandhurst, Harmans Water, Whitegrove and Ascot Heath. Doors must be replaced at the remaining libraries before implementation can be progressed further.

It is anticipated that at least 3 other libraries will have gone live by the end of quarter 4.

1.4.17 Apprenticeship Levy

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 90%

Status: Amber

Comments:

We have 64 members of staff studying for apprenticeships across the authority. An apprentice guide for managers is currently being produced and will be completed in quarter 4.

1.4.18 Learning and development opportunities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 June 2019

Percentage complete: 95%

Status: Amber

Comments:

The number of smart-hours is increasing and proving to be popular with staff. Latest smart-hours include OneDrive, iWorks and Inductions for Managers.

E-learning is still being well utilised with packages being regularly reviewed.

The blend of learning is always being reviewed to ensure we provide a value for money offering to the authority.

1.5.01 Neighbourhood plans

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Bracknell, Crowthorne and Warfield neighbourhood plans all at examination.

Responses to revised version of Bracknell NDP have been sent to Inspector including BFC response.

Awaiting response from Warfield PC to progress statement of common ground. Inspector appointed and examination under way for Crowthorne.

1.5.03 Community based delivery and volunteers

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Community based delivery models are considered in all service reviews as noted in the last quarter.

1.6.03 Consultation on proposed major changes

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Ongoing. Consultation on transformation reviews and the budget setting process.

1.6.04 Review HR service (Brexit)

Stage: Completed

Due date:30 June 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

1.7.02 Budget savings

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 90%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work is continuing to identify additional savings to help balance the 2019/20 financial year.

1.7.04 Implement savings for 2019-20

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Amber

Comments:

In Children's Social Care we continue to strive for better services while ensuring we can deliver them sustainably. As well as continuing to deliver savings this financial year, we are also exploring new opportunities for cost savings and service improvement, currently focusing on how we support our looked after children, and seek to continuously improve the outcomes for these children.

1.7.23 Spending within budget

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 90%

Status: Green

Comments:

Work is continuing to identify additional savings to help make sure that the 2019/20 budget is not overspent by the year end. There is currently an estimated £0.5 million overspend.

1.8.01 Capital receipts targets

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 80%

Status: Green

Comments:

Income generated is performing entirely as expected and several of the tenants are continuing to invest in the properties to maximise potential of the asset.