Council reaffirms commitment to improving public services

Denbighshire continues to be one of the top performing councils in Wales, providing a high standard of service to the county’s residents.

Figures compiled by the Local Government Data Unit compare the performance of councils across Wales on a range of issues.  The results for 2016/17 show that Denbighshire performed in the top half for the majority of activities it was assessed against, when compared with other councils.

The results also show that Denbighshire has the least number of measures appearing in the bottom quarter  out of any authority in Wales. It had also shown an improvement in 17 out of 25 indicators it was assessed against.

Denbighshire had:

  • One of the lowest waiting times for delivering disabled facilities grants
  • One of the highest rates for turning private sector dwellings to occupied through direct action by the Council.
  • 100% of final statements of special education need issued within 26 weeks.
  • One of the lowest sickness absence rates

Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance, with responsibility for business performance, said: “This report makes very pleasing reading and reflects the commitment and dedication of both staff and councillors for Denbighshire to be a continuing high performing authority, providing the best quality services to its residents and its communities. This is at a time of on-going financial pressures.

 “The headlines speak for themselves and we are proud of our achievements. However, we recognise that there is always room for further improvement and we will not become complacent as we work to continue to be as good as we can possibly be in all areas of our work”.

Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2017