We are committed to publishing information that helps you judge the performance of your council.
Our Annual Report 2016/17 looks at how we have performed against the priorities set out in our five year Strategic Plan. It tells you what we achieved in 2015/16 and our plans for the coming year. It also looks at how we used our resources to help deliver our priorities, including how we spent the money available to us.
Our West Dunbartonshire Strategic Plan details the vision, mission and values of the Council. In ensuring we are a prosperous area recognised as dynamic with a successful Scotland, we are committed to leading and delivering high quality and responsive services. The Strategic plan details the priorities of the Council alongside the success factors we have identified in a balanced scorecard layout with covers social mission, organisational capabilities and legitimacy and support. This approach ensures that we focus on the needs and aspirations of our residents and organise our services in the most effective and efficient ways to delivery our long term outcomes.
We have set a range of performance indicators (PIs) 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. You can track progress, including where improvements have been made and where performance is not up to scratch, on the links to our online performance wheels below.
You can also view our performance in a number of ways:
Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF)
All 32 councils are measuring a common set of PIs called the Local Government Benchmarking Framework. 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 the 2015/16 data to see how West Dunbartonshire Council compares to other councils in Scotland.