Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Anglesey Council Welcomes Annual Improvement Report

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

The Isle of Anglesey County Council has ‘continued to make progress in priority areas’ according to a new Wales Audit Office report. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Annual Improvement Report published on (Friday, June 24th) looks at how well the Council is improving its services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The report concludes that the Authority has continued to improve performance across its priority areas which include its governance and financial management and has complied with the Local Government Measure 2009, although a need to improve some services has been recognised. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It offers a number of positives in terms of Anglesey’s ability to support future improvement, and states that the council is likely to comply with the requirements of the Measure and secure improvement during 2016-17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey’s Chief Executive Dr Gwynne Jones welcomed the annual improvement report. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said, “The report highlights the progress we have made in many areas during the past year. However, there is still a need for improvement and we will be working closely to reach our targets.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“2015 has been a very busy year, and we have continued to make progress whilst we have been restructuring our senior leadership team. The council has not received any formal recommendations from the General Auditor for Wales, and I believe this highlights our effort and the direction in which we are going.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

County Council Leader, Cllr Ieuan Williams added, “Our aim as a council is to provide an excellent service, and this year we are making substantial changes to achieve this goal. Although there is a need for improvement in some areas, we are committed to working with the external bodies in order to develop and progress.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am pleased to see the continuation in improved performance across the council’s priority areas, and that the financial management arrangements are continuing to improve.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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