We are committed to publishing information that helps you judge the performance of your council.
Our West Dunbartonshire Strategic Plan (2022-2027) details the vision and values of the Council. In ensuring we support communities to thrive and build on the strengths and resilience of our neighbourhoods, we are committed to leading and delivering dynamic and efficient high quality services. The Strategic plan details the priorities of the Council:
This approach ensures that we support all residents to fulfil their individual potential and that of their communities and organise our services in the most effective and efficient ways to deliver our long term outcomes.
We have set a range of performance indicators which help us measure our progress in delivering on our ambitions. We are committed to being open and transparent about our progress so that residents and others can easily track our performance and hold us to account. In doing this we will publish regular updates to show how the council is progressing against specific targets. More detail on the performance against each priority area can be found by clicking the links above.
Our Council Annual Report for 2021/22 looks at how we have performed against the priorities set out in our five year Strategic Plan 2017-2022. It tells you what we achieved in the year and also looks at how we used our resources to help deliver our priorities, including how we spent the money available to us.
You can also view our performance in a number of formats;
Each Strategic service area prepares an annual Delivery Plan which includes the actions they will deliver over the year and the performance indicators they will use to measure success. These plans and the details of the year end progress of each service against these plans are below;
The Council Strategic Plan 2017-2022 was approved in October 2017, with a suite of 40 indicators adopted as a performance management framework for the plan. These indicators are a mix of existing and new data and have incremental targets set until 2022. Reporting of progress towards delivery of the Strategic Plan commitments forms a core element of annual Council public performance reporting (PPR).
Regularly reviewing performance indicator progress against target allows us to identify areas for improvement. All performance information is collated and reported through the Council’s performance management system, Pentana.
While there are a range of indicators within the strategic plan scorecard which, as outcome indicators, cannot be reported more frequently than annually we also recognise the importance of early identification of issues and areas where additional action may be required. Therefore a subset of the strategic plan scorecard indicators will be reported on a quarterly basis.
You can view the most recently published quarterly performance in a tabular report format.
All 32 councils are measuring a common set of PIs called the Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF). Using the same indicators across all councils allows us to compare our performance so that we can identify best practice, learn from each other, and improve what we do.
You can view data on how West Dunbartonshire Council compares to other councils in Scotland on the My Local Council tool.
A local code has been developed for West Dunbartonshire Council which describes the expectations as to what good governance is and how it can be evidenced.