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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

Comments: 

Achieved when setting 2019 to 2020 budget.

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

Comments:

Project now absorbed into business as usual.

1.2.07 Monitor contracted-out leisure service

Stage: Complete

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Amber

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:

Work continues with South Hill Park to draft a SLA for consideration by the council. Joint working with the library service is successfully delivering arts events across the borough.

1.2.13 Transformation review of Parks and Countryside

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 40%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work continues on developing an enhancement for Horseshoe Lake. Visitor surveys have been completed and the results of these are being considered to inform the proposals for the site.

1.2.17 Implement e-benefit digital solution for welfare services

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

This service may be a suitable candidate for the Automation Project currently being scoped. However this work will happen later, after a pilot phase has been successfully completed.

1.2.18 Review BFC MyChoice

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 10%

Status: Green

Comments:

The analysis of the BFC MyChoice system will be part of the continuing review of the housing and welfare service.

1.2.24 Review Transport Development and Highway Maintenance

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 November 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Initial consultation has started with staff seeking ideas on a new structure for the service.

1.2.25 Portfolio management for Transformation

Stage: Complete

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments:

Portfolio management approach embedded and used to inform evidence based decision making.

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: 20%

Status: Green

Comments:

The options for the redevelopment of the commercial centre are being considered by CMT with options to deliver a cost neutral position being the preferred outcome. This is being reviewed over the next few months for development options.

1.3.08 Embed commercial practices

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 December 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work continues to focus on school support services.

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 ongoing improvements to the website continue, and the site was awarded second place in the SOCITM annual review of local government websites.

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 testing phase of bursars making changes in schools has been delayed by the compulsory upgrade to the electric version of iWorks. This will give a different feel for managers and staff alike so time is being spent to make sure all staff are aware of the changes and update training given.

This is a compulsory upgrade as the old version will no longer be supported from 1 April 2019. Once this upgrade has been successfully deployed we will review the next stages for the development of the system.

1.4.05 Organisational Development and Workforce Transformation Strategy

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 65%

Status: Green

Comments:

Organisational Development has continued to deliver a range of learning opportunities and has enhanced the offer to leaders and managers in terms of enabling them to see the impact of their personality on those around them and the outcomes that they are hoping to achieve.

As part of our talent management we have 2 more National Management Trainees have joined us in this quarter bringing our total to 4 working on high priority projects with a range of teams across the council.

1.4.06 Library services enhancements

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 July 2019

Percentage complete: 60%

Status: Green

Comments:

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

Self-service payment for printing has been implemented at Bracknell Library with rollout to be completed in all libraries by the end of Quarter 3.

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.

1.4.17 Apprenticeship Levy

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 90%

Status: Green

Comments:

There are currently 60 members of staff studying for an apprenticeship across the authority.

1.4.18 Learning and development opportunities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 June 2019

Percentage complete: 95%

Status: Green

Comments:

During the last quarter 6 e-learning and 13 face to face courses have been set up.  E-learning is on a range of social care topics such as Autism and Mental Health plus one on Social Media after the introduction of the new Social Media policy.

There have been a number of new smart hours set up to help staff with ICT issues, iWorks and children's social care.

Our range of courses of all types is reviewed regularly. The introduction of Smart hour training seems to have worked very well being convenient for managers and learning and development staff alike.

In terms of specific courses on Modern Slavery our eLearning is a comprehensive module this has been supplemented by 2 slightly different face to face sessions, one by the LSCB and one by Community Safety which ran March 2019. It anticipated that these courses will be repeated.

1.5.01 Neighbourhood plans

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 25%

Status: Green

Comments:

Hearing was held on Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan and the Examiner has issued an interim report with options. The Town Council intend to proceed with changes made to the plan in light of the examiner's comments. 

The Warfield examination is under way but the examiner has issued a letter seeking a Statement of Common Ground between BFC and WPC on certain policy matters and agreement on the way forward regarding the need for a Habitat Regulations Assessment.

Comments have been provided on the draft Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan.

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 and the use of volunteers continue to be considered within the analyse and plan phases of all transformation service reviews. Both the libraries and parks and countryside services have been successful in this approach.

1.6.03 Consultation on proposed major changes

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Staff and public consultation is undertaken on all major changes proposed by the council and the equality impact of those changes are assessed.

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:

Most budget savings have been delivered. Difficulties with large scale, complex transformation of social care means savings not all achieved.

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 making sure they are sustainable. This financial year, we have achieved £226k of savings, with further savings planned. We continue to explore new opportunities for cost savings and service improvement.

1.7.23 Spending within budget

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Significant pressures being faced in demand led budgets. CMT is considering actions necessary to bring predicted out-turn in line with the approved budget

1.8.01 Capital receipts targets

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Sales progressed in line with expectations.