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Latest figures show Caerphilly Council has made improvements

Posted on : 02 Oct 2017

Latest figures show Caerphilly Council has made improvements
Figures released recently by the Local Government Data Unit (LGDU) reveal that Caerphilly Council’s performance has improved in a number of key areas over the last year.

Every year, the LGDU collects data on a number of key performance indicators.  For 2016/17, the data shows that Caerphilly County Borough Council has improved or maintained its performance in over two thirds of the indicators measured compared to the previous year.

Eight target areas relating to education have seen an improvement whilst one area has maintained its performance for 2016/17 compared to the previous year.  (Education data is based on figures for the academic year 2015/16.)

There has been a significant improvement in achievement levels at Key Stage 2 with performance improving by 3% from 87.4% in 2015/16 to 90.4% in 2016/17.  This places Caerphilly 3rd in Wales moving from 16th place in Wales in 2015/16 when compared to other local authority areas.  Achievement at Key stage 3 also improved by 1.7% on the previous year from 80.3% to 82%.Attendance in both primary and secondary schools has also improved along with our relative position across Wales.

The council also showed improvement in relation to 8 environmental measures and maintained performance in one compared to the previous year.  Significantly, the amount of waste going from landfill has reduced from 9.57% to 4.18%.  Recycling levels have also improved with 65.52% of waste being recycled. This exceeds the Welsh Government target of 58% and moves Caerphilly to 7th in Wales.

The council cleared 99.69% of its fly tipping incidents in 2016/17 compared to 97.95% in the previous year and recorded 657 less incidents of fly tipping.  This has moved the authority to 2nd in Wales, against an all Wales average of 95.37%.

Highway cleanliness has also been maintained with a score of 96.8% which is in line with the all Wales average.
Cllr Dave Poole, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, said “It is pleasing to see that the recent performance figures released by the Local Government Data Unit show that our hard work is paying off in certain areas of service delivery.  We have done well to make significant improvements in school attainment at Key Stage 2 and 3.  We have also made good progress in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill as well as building on our already high levels of recycling to once again exceed Welsh Government targets.  There are many positives to be taken from this report as we monitor progress of our ongoing improvement. There are other areas that we acknowledge need further attention and we will turn our attention to improving these areas as we strive towards delivering efficient and effective council services for our residents.”

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