Thursday, February 22, 2007

Value for Money: Council gets 2 out 4

According to the league tables published today the Council scores only 2 out of 4 for value for money. No surprise to us here of course. It also only managed 2 out of 4 for the environment. We'll be honest though, we think the league tables are a joke anyway.

There are four possible categories for Councils to fall in. Improving strongly; Improving well; Improving adequately; and Not improving adequately. Readers will note that even the worst of these categories is still considered to be "improving". Everyone gets prizes!

The Council is yet to make a comment about its performance.

5 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

According to the Audit Commission website Greenwich scored 3 out of 4 for the environment which seems par for the course for London councils.

9:57 pm  
Blogger greenwich.watch said...

The Times lied to us then.

9:50 am  
Anonymous John said...

If I'm right, looking at yesterday's Times it says that "Young Peoples Services" (aka Education) was improving strongly.
Isn't this after the GCSE results went down?
Funny interpretation of Improving.

1:10 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Yes the Times admits to technical problems!

However, I note that Culture (includes libraries and leisure) and Housing have both dropped a 'point' since last year and now score 2 out of 4.

2:51 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

John, on the Audit Commission site the following comment has been made 'In comparison to other local authorities, education and housing are areas that further improvements still need to be realised.' Sounds more like it.

2:56 pm  

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