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Council publishes new self-assessment report on its 2021-22 performance

A new self-assessment report on how Bridgend County Borough Council has performed over the last year has been approved by Council.

Designed to present a realistic and comprehensive appraisal of how the local authority has operated over the last 12 months, the report sets out what has worked well, areas where improvements can be made and where changes may be required to ensure that council services can continue to provide the greatest benefits for local residents.

As the first self-assessment to be produced as part of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021, the report covers the period between April 2021 - March 2022.

The self-assessment report is extremely thorough and presents an honest evaluation of how the council’s work over the last financial year has been underpinned by effective governance and the efficient and economic use of all available resources. It also outlines how the council has delivered against the well-being objectives and measures featured within our Corporate Improvement and Strategic Equality plans.

Whether it has been the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s departure from the EU, the impact of the war in Ukraine, local government elections or the cost-of-living crisis, there is no doubt that we have faced a number of significant challenges while trying to provide the best possible services.

Among the identified actions that we will be seeking to deliver over the next year are improving post-pandemic school attendance levels, addressing our social care workforce issues, developing and consulting on a new homelessness strategy, developing new options for our future waste and recycling services, reviewing our management structure and establishing a new corporate plan while continuing to develop our new approach on how services will be delivered in future. Carrying out this self-assessment enables us to take stock of what we have achieved, and what we need to do next in order to deliver further improvements that support the people of Bridgend County Borough.

Council Leader Huw David

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