The item was introduced by the Area Council Manager. Part A of the Performance Management Report provides North Area Council members with an aggregate picture of how all the North Council contracted services contribute to achievement of agreed outcomes and social value objectives; Part B provides a summary performance management report for each of the contracted services for the 2018/19 Quarter 1 (April – June 2018) and Part C provides a summary of performance information from the Strong Communities Grants Projects.
Members discussed the Clean and Tidy contract. There seems to be some confusion around the community interface, specific aims and objectives, types of work undertaken, volunteer split, and involvement in activities such as litter picking and removal of green waste. The Area Manager advised that the contract is about empowerment and enablement, designed to encourage active communities.
Members were reassured that no funding had been lost due to the collapse of Homestart, However, it is unfortunate that this service has been lost altogether.
The success of the DIAL project was highlighted. The service has generated over £900,000 in overall benefit gain. Word of mouth continues to generate new customers. DIAL recently attended an ‘hourbank’ event at the Church Hall and continues to go from strength to strength.
Members were reminded that the Town Hall Open Day is on 6th December and that they should contact Nicola Grierson in the first instance, should they wish to book a stall.
(i) that Members note the content of the report; and
(ii) that the Area Council Manager will arrange and Environment Priority Sub-group meeting to clarify the Clean and Tidy contract and reflect on the last year’s service.