Decision details

Lynton Agency Performance Review

Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Committee considered a report by the Head of Resources (circulated previously) regarding the Lynton Agency Performance Review.

 

The Head of Resources highlighted the following:

 

·         In February 2015 North Devon Council approved the service improvement framework to objectively review services to improve the customer experience and/or value for money.  A review of the Lynton and Lynmouth agency agreement was added to the review programme.  

·         Following a successful agency arrangement being in place for the above 3-year period, a further report to the meeting of Strategy and Resources on 4 November 2019 it was approved that the agency agreement with Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council with effective 1 April 2020 be continued for a period of 3 years with a formal review on that date.  It had been agreed that an annual report be presented to the Committee.

·         The report updated members on progress against the 14 review recommendations put forward by the review team and to receive the financial outturn for the agency for the 2019/20. 

·         The summary annual report on the 2019/20 agency performance and financial outturn from Lynton and Lynmouth Town Clerk was detailed in Appendix A

·         The only remaining review recommendation to be completed was in relation to exploring a joint way forwards to reducing public convenience costs and this action was reliant on North Devon Council carrying out a wider review of all public conveniences across the District.

·         Following the agency review, the revised forecast figures presented by Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council were projecting a net budget surplus (excluding parking fines) of £48,912; which was in line with the in-house North Devon Council costing put forward as part of the review process.   The actual financial performance for 2019/20 year had resulted in a net surplus of £65,843 (2018/19 was £60,177) which would be returned to North Devon Council.

 

Councillor Patrinos declared a personal interest as a Member of Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)

 

that the annual report and that the actions being taken to ensure that performance against the 14 review recommendations was at the desired level be noted;

 

(b)

that this be the final report presented to the Committee and it only be brought to the Committee by exception in the future.

 

 

Publication date: 17/11/2020

Date of decision: 02/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2020 - Strategy and Resources Committee

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