This report will be published in a separate colour supplement.
The Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources presented the performance report for the strategic purpose ‘provide good things for me to do, see and visit’. This was the first performance report that had been presented in a revised format that was designed to tell a narrative about the strategic purpose. There had been a number of positive developments in relation to this strategic purpose, including a decrease in the numbers on the waiting list for swimming lessons and an increase in the provision of swimming lessons for beginners. The Council had invested in redevelopment of the studio space at the Abbey Stadium and this had had a positive impact on attendance rates at the venue. However, unfortunately the Council had not been successful with its Heritage Lottery park funding application for Forge Mill.
Information about the Council’s performance in relation to sickness absence levels amongst staff had also been included in the report. There had been an increase in sickness levels, partly due to viruses within the workplace. However, it was also suggested that there may have been an improvement in terms of managers reporting their staff’s sickness absence properly. Staff would be offered appropriate assistance to help manage any problems with sickness.
the report be noted.