Please bring to the meeting your copy of the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information (Green Book) April and May 2021.
The Executive considered the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information (Green Book) April and May 2021. The Chief Executive apologised for the lateness of the publication of the Green Book and explained that Finance colleagues were under much pressure in terms of the accounts and supporting businesses with grants. Officers would endeavour to ensure that the next Green Book was published on time.
Following a question regarding the low targets for the percentage of applications determined on time, the Executive was informed that the planning targets in the Green Book were national targets and provided good benchmarks.
Discussion ensued on recycling figures in the Green Book. Councillor Davis, Portfolio Holder for Waste and Recycling, explained the benefit of recycling less and highlighted efforts being made to encourage people to recycle less, such as the re-use shops in Woking. It was noted that contamination figures had improved last year, however there remained a national problem with contaminated waste in communal areas. The Portfolio Holder highlighted that there would be service disruption tomorrow due to HGV driver issues. It was noted that Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) would email Ward Councillors in the relevant areas in order to keep them informed. The Portfolio Holder reassured the Executive that he would be meeting with Amey regularly to check on service disruption.
That the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information, April and May 2021, be received.
Reason: To manage the performance of the Council.