The performance table shows the 2018-19 year-end performance against targets in March 2019.
|Number of performance measures||Green (achieved on or above target)||Amber (almost reached - within five per cent of target)||Red (not yet achieved - beyond five per cent of target)||Data not currently available|
|100 per cent
||39 per cent
||13 per cent
||25 per cent
||23 per cent
We have a four-year performance framework, which ensures that residents can access clear up-to-date information on measures that track the Council’s performance in delivering key services. We consistently set challenging targets to promote the achievement of high standards that residents expect and put in place action plans to bring things back on track.
Full information on the measures contained within this report, and the associated plans, are available at the Council’s performance website:
Performance Cheshire West
A wide range of services were delivered to residents. The Council incurred expenditure of just over £599 million, while schools, which manage their own expenditure, spent just over £199 million. All costs are tightly managed and the strength of arrangements for ensuring value for money were recently externally verified.
| Service areas||£000 || per cent||Services included|
|| Education, children's social care
|Adult Social Care and Health
|| Care for elderly and vulnerable adults
|| Highways, waste, libraries, regeneration
|Local Authority Housing (HRA)
|| Housing provision in Ellesmere Port
|| Support functions, capital financing
|| Benefits payments
|Gross expenditure||599,054|| || |
|Managed by schools
|| Held by individual schools
The Council has invested more than £72 million in capital assets and infrastructure including supporting the following projects.
| Programme||Investment £000|
|Highways and transport infrastructure
|Culture and leisure projects
|Investment in housing schemes
|Progression of major regeneration schemes
2018-19 has seen investment in a number of major projects, including the progression of large regeneration schemes like Winsford Cross Shopping Centre and the Northgate area of Chester as well as a large number of school improvement schemes.
£14m has been invested in highways and transport across the borough through the Local Transport Plan, Highways Asset Recovery programme and ongoing highway maintenance.
The balance sheet shows the Council’s financial standing on the last day of the financial year (31 March 2019). The net worth of the Council was £742 million.
| Assets and liabilities|| £000|
|Building, land and equipment
|Cash, investments and other assets
|Money owed to the Council
|Money owed by the Council
| Financed by|| £000|
Further details of Council finances can be seen in its published accounts, which can be found in full at:
Budgets and finance