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					                                                                                   Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09



Corporate Commitments

                                  Milestone                                   Directorate     Owner          Current Current Commentary                                 What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                             Status                                                     future?
CC1 Accessible, high quality, value-for-money services which meet your needs
CC1.1  Transforming local government in Lancashire                       OCE                  Mike
                                                                                              Ormerod
C1.1.1   Making sure governance structures for Team Lancashire are in place PU                Jerry Smith           Governance structures agreed and in place.
         and operating effectively by June 2008                                partnerships                    G
                                                                               & localities
C1.1.2   Agreeing themes for service improvement and efficiencies (shared      PU             Jerry Smith           SRIES adopted providing Team Lancashire's
         services) for Team Lancashire by July 2008                            partnerships                    G    shared services agenda 2008-11.
                                                                               & localities
C1.1.3   Calculating potential efficiency savings arising from shared services PU             Jerry Smith
         for the county council by August 2008                                 partnerships                    A
                                                                               & localities
C1.1.4   Agreeing the county council's specific priorities for joint working,  PU             Jerry Smith           Completed. Will be kept under review.
         shared services and service improvements that support Team            partnerships                    G
         Lancashire themes by September 2008                                   & localities
C1.1.5   Publishing locality plans in all interested districts by October 2008 PU             Jerry Smith           Limited progress in Q3. Locality Plans          Target incorrect as there is no
                                                                               partnerships                         completed in 6 districts with 2 in progress (Q2 time limit on the production of
                                                                                                               A
                                                                               & localities                         figure was 5 and 2 respectively).               Locality Plans. Each is agreed
                                                                                                                                                                    with the district concerned.
C1.1.6   Introducing joint working across a range of services by September    PU           Jerry Smith                                                              Target requires further
         2008                                                                 partnerships                     A                                                    specification in order to be
                                                                              & localities                                                                          monitored.
CC1.2    Transforming our Human Resources Service                             HR           Steph
                                                                                           Rhodes
CC1.2.1 Introducing new structures and integrating the direct service         HR           Brian Tucker             New structures have been agreed and are             A group is currently working up
        organisations by 1 July 2008                                                                                currently being implemented. The discovery          plans to finalise the transfer of
                                                                                                               G    exercise to identify the extent of HR/Pay work      function and staff
                                                                                                                    undertaken within the old DSO set up was
                                                                                                                    completed in September.
CC1.2.2 Delivering the first phase of the HR Transformation Plan by           HR              Brian Tucker          Ask HR was launched successfully in                 Resources have however been
        September 2008                                                                                              September however system development in             identified in the second part of the
                                                                                                                    relation to delivering the transformation plan      year to fund development of
                                                                                                               A    has been delayed due to lack of resources           Absence Management and
                                                                                                                    within ICT, due in part to the need to deliver on   Recruitment systems and these
                                                                                                                    the introduction of the Car Parking Scheme          systems will be available for
                                                                                                                    and subsequent changes.                             testing shortly
CC1.2.3 Providing monthly coaching sessions for managers                      HR              Pam                   Coaching programmes offered on LCC                  To continue rolling out the
                                                                                              Goulding              standard brochure courses. 2 days intro and 2       programme of courses
                                                                                                                    day advanced. These have run since April
                                                                                                                    2007. Trainers offer one to one coaching
                                                                                                                    sessions for staff and in addition we have
                                                                                                               G
                                                                                                                    brokered programmes for CYP at Level 5 NVQ
                                                                                                                    equiv. and provided exec courses for
                                                                                                                    Resources and CYP. We are providing a
                                                                                                                    coaching supervision service which is in line
                                                                                                                    with the EMCC guidelines.
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                                  Milestone                                    Directorate   Owner         Current Current Commentary                             What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                           Status                                                 future?
CC1.3   Maintaining our four-star CPA rating and preparing for the new         OCE           Habib Patel
        Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA)
CC1.3.1 Maintaining four star status and preparing for the Corporate           OCE           Habib Patel          Corporate Assessment took place in
        Assessment                                                                                           A    September. Awaiting final CPA Rating,
                                                                                                                  expected in early March 2009.
CC1.3.2 Preparing the organisation for the new CAA                             OCE           Habib Patel          The work on organisational assessment has
                                                                                                             G
                                                                                                                  started.
CC1.4     Protecting Lancashire's consumers                                    ENV           Jim Potts/
                                                                                             Paul Noone
CC1.4.1 Providing advice and services on request to consumers and              ENV           Paul Noone           Both types of requests continue to be handled
        businesses throughout 2008/09                                                                        G    in accordance with current service
                                                                                                                  policy/timescales.
CC1.4.2 Establishing six No Cold Calling Zones by March 2009                   ENV           Paul Noone           Six zones have now been implemented this
                                                                                                             G
                                                                                                                  year
CC1.4.3 Providing a year-round rapid response system to deal with doorstep     ENV           Paul Noone           Our rapid response system continues to be
        crime complaints within fixed timescales throughout 2008/09                                          G    fully operational and complaints are being
                                                                                                                  responded to in accordance with Service
CC1.4.4 Extending the Recipe 4 Health initiative across a further four districts ENV         Paul Noone           The initiative is now being delivered in a
                                                                                                             G
        throughout 2008/09                                                                                        further four districts this financial year.
CC1.4.5 Delivering the Illegal Money Lenders Project across the county           ENV         Paul Noone           The project was successfully launched in
        throughout 2008/09                                                                                        Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen
                                                                                                             G    and Blackpool) on 18th July 2008. The
                                                                                                                  distribution of the promotional material
                                                                                                                  associated with the initiative is ongoing.


CC2 Involving you in decisions which affect you and your community
CC2.1   Delivering the Locality Focus Agenda                                   OCE           Mike
                                                                                             Ormerod
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                                 Milestone                                   Directorate   Owner       Current Current Commentary                                   What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                       Status                                                       future?
CC2.1.1 Supporting county councillors in their role as community advocates   OCE           Sarah Parry         Regular locality focus meetings are held in          On target to strengthen delivery
                                                                                           /Jan Styan          each district and are used to ensure that local      against the milestone in the
                                                                                                               councillors are effectively briefed and able to      current year.
                                                                                                               discuss planned services with service
                                                                                                               managers.                                            Officer Training being planned to
                                                                                                                                                                    support Lancashire Locals more
                                                                                                                 The development of Lancashire Locals has           effectively.
                                                                                                                 been completed. A revised constitution
                                                                                                                 approved by the CC is in the process of being      DPOs supporting local cllrs in a
                                                                                                                 approved by BCs. The new constitution gives        sharper focus to shape and
                                                                                                                 further delegation to local cllrs as community     influence LCC
                                                                                                                 advocates, and gives the green light for further   Services that can support local
                                                                                                                 delegations to be ongoing without the need for     priorities through Locality Plans
                                                                                                            G    further consultation.                              and LL work
                                                                                                                                                                    programmes
                                                                                                                 County Councillors are involved in activity at a
                                                                                                                 neighbourhood level through varying means          Lead officers driving forward
                                                                                                                 including the development of neighbourhood         Directorate discussions for further
                                                                                                                 action plans, representation on neighbourhood      delegation,
                                                                                                                 management boards where they exist and in          Leading to the potential for 12
                                                                                                                 some districts by holding community                locally tailored constitutions.
                                                                                                                 engagement surgeries.
                                                                                                                                                                    Review of localities to be
                                                                                                                 Regular feedback and briefings are provided        undertaken which will look at
                                                                                                                 by DPOs and ADPOs in relation to issues            further strengthening engagement
                                                                                                                 arising out of Area Council meetings, parish       with members at the local level.
                                                                                                                 liaison meetings and Lancashire Locals.
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                                 Milestone           Directorate   Owner       Current Current Commentary                                 What are the prospects for the
                                                                               Status                                                     future?
CC2.1.2 Working effectively with local communities   OCE           Sarah Parry         The Neighbourhood Engagement Framework             LCC performance against the
                                                                   /Jan Styan          has been launched as an intranet site to assist    community empowerment agenda
                                                                                       the organisation engage at the neighbourhood       underway.
                                                                                       level.
                                                                                                                                        Gaps will be identified and filled.
                                                                                         The parish and town council charter has been
                                                                                         agreed and launched and work is underway to The LLs‟ role in delivering the duty
                                                                                         implement the county councils commitments      to involve, Local Charters, and
                                                                                         within it.                                     Community
                                                                                                                                        Petitions is to be considered within
                                                                                         The development of Lancashire Locals also      the team‟s community
                                                                                         promotes a stronger focus on local priorities. empowerment action plan.
                                                                                         Lancashire Locals continue to address local
                                                                                         neighbourhood issues brought to the
                                                                                   G     committees and deal with local petitions.

                                                                                         The restructure of LCC engagement in the
                                                                                         Elevate Programme and the re launch of the
                                                                                         Strategic Core Team is now complete. The
                                                                                         pilot Hyndburn Locality Elevate Team has met
                                                                                         and has completed a draft added value plan.
                                                                                         A draft for Pendle is also complete and
                                                                                         Rossendale and Burnley will follow in the
                                                                                         spring.

                                                                                         Effective links also now exist between this
                                                                                         work and the LAA and neighbourhood
                                                                                         management where it exists.
CC2.1.3 Opening ourselves up to the public           OCE           Sarah Parry           An action plan has been prepared setting out     Lancs Local website under
                                                                   /Jan Styan            the various community empowerment                development, due to be online in
                                                                                         proposals that the Government is promoting       February.
                                                                                         through a number of White Papers, policy
                                                                                         papers and legislation. Work is underway to      Quarterly LL achievements
                                                                                         develop the County Councils response to          evidence successes and
                                                                                         those proposals.                                 communicated in media.

                                                                                   G     In addition, we are working on evidencing our
                                                                                         engagement with local communities as part of
                                                                                         the duty to involve as well as communicating
                                                                                         the duty across the organisation.

                                                                                         Work is also underway to ensure that this work
                                                                                         is coordinated with the work being done on NI
                                                                                         4 of the LAA.
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                                 Milestone                   Directorate   Owner       Current Current Commentary                                   What are the prospects for the
                                                                                       Status                                                       future?
CC2.1.4 Working effectively with partners and stakeholders   OCE           Sarah Parry         All A/DPOs provide support to the district           DPOs taking forward the 12 locally
                                                                           /Jan Styan          LSPs and regular liaison takes place with the        tailored approaches by each LL
                                                                                               district LSDP manager. Contributions are             within the
                                                                                               made at LSP Executive and Board Meetings,            framework of the new constitution.
                                                                                               Theme Groups, Action groups, Regeneration
                                                                                               Board, Childrens Trusts and Management               Protocols for LSP and LL working
                                                                                               Groups.                                              in each district will be produced.

                                                                                                 Work is ongoing to strengthen County               Joint Locality Plans will drive joint
                                                                                                 Councillor representation on LSPs and their        working with the BC to deliver
                                                                                                 theme groups.                                      local priorities.

                                                                                           G     Joint Leaders Meetings are held in each
                                                                                                 district twice yearly.

                                                                                                 The Development of Lancashire Locals places
                                                                                                 new responsibilities on them to strengthen
                                                                                                 their role alongside the LSPs and to promote
                                                                                                 joint working opportunities with the districts
                                                                                                 councils.

                                                                                                 Locality Plans are gaining momentum across
                                                                                                 the districts and will be used to form the basis
                                                                                                 of the work programme for Lancashire Locals.
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                                  Milestone                                   Directorate   Owner   Current Current Commentary                                 What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                    Status                                                     future?
CC3 Speaking up for Lancashire and making sure your voice is heard regionally, nationally and in Europe
CC3.1   Developing the Lancashire Partnership                           OCE           Helen Barry
CC3.1.1 Agreeing the new Lancashire Local Area Agreement in May 2008    OCE           Helen Barry           LAA agreed by partnership in May 08 and
                                                                                                       G
                                                                                                              signed by Cent govt June 08
CC3.1.2 Full council adopting the LAA on 29 May 2008                          OCE           Helen Barry   G   Completed
CC3.1.3 Maintaining effective performance management of the LAA               OCE           Helen Barry       New performance management framework             There have been numerous
        throughout 2008/09                                                                                    introduced for LAA. First reports produced       meetings with partners and
                                                                                                              at end of Q2 (due to LAA not agreed until        LCC officers to explain and
                                                                                                          G   end of Q1)                                       clarify the PMF. Further events
                                                                                                                                                               are planned to ensure that the
                                                                                                                                                               system is embedded within
                                                                                                                                                               partner organisations.
CC3.1.4 Nominating county councillors to represent us at all Lancashire       OCE           Helen Barry       CC Hazel Harding appointed as chair in
        Partnership Board meetings four times a year                                                          March 08 and Board meetings also
                                                                                                          G
                                                                                                              attended by cabinet member for
                                                                                                              \partnerships CC Johnstone
CC3.1.5 Increasing the number of cabinet members involved in theme-specific OCE             Helen Barry       Over the year more cabinet members have          Additional member involvement
        partnerships                                                                                          become involved as chairs of thematic            is likely as the proposals for the
                                                                                                          G   partnerships i.e. health & Wellbeing,            Older people‟s thematic group
                                                                                                              People & Communities                             are developed through the
                                                                                                                                                               develo
CC3.1.6 Carrying out a first annual review of the Lancashire Partnership      OCE           Helen Barry       The review of the Partnership has been           Review is included in forward
        structure and involving Overview and Scrutiny in the process in                                       deferred so that the recommendations of          plan and priorities for
        autumn 2008                                                                                           an Audit Commission report (was due out          partnership and should be
                                                                                                          A   Nov 08 but now Feb 09) can be                    started this year,
                                                                                                              incorporated and aligned with the new self-
                                                                                                              assessment expectations of CAA
                                                                                                              (guidance also awaited)
CC3.2    Representing children and young people                               CYP           Sarah
                                                                                            Callaghan
CC3.2.1 Lancashire's Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership          CYP         Sarah             The Associate Member Schools have merged
        (LCYPSP) receiving at least three pieces of work dealing with                       Callaghan         to form the Children‟s Parliament with
        significant issues related to the views of youth councils and associate                               representation from children from the 12
        member school, so that they can successfully influence decisions                                      districts. The Children‟s Parliament focus on
        throughout the year                                                                                   an ECM outcome and report back quarterly to
                                                                                                          G   the LCYPSP.
                                                                                                              The Lancashire Youth Council has undertaken
                                                                                                              consultation with young people from all twelve
                                                                                                              districts to form part of a report to be
                                                                                                              presented to the LCYPSP in March 09.

CC3.2.2 Having a children and young people's champion in post by 1 August     CYP           Sarah             Children and Young People's Champion
        2008                                                                                Callaghan         (Sarah Callaghan) appointed in summer 2008
                                                                                                          G   and is working with children and young people
                                                                                                              to develop a vision for children's services in
                                                                                                              Lancashire.
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                                 Milestone                                    Directorate   Owner       Current Current Commentary                               What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                        Status                                                   future?
CC3.2.3 The young people's champion working with partners to develop an       CYP           Sarah               A multi agency steering group has been
        action plan by 31 December 2008, to make sure the Children and                      Callaghan           established, terms of reference agreed and an
        Young People's Charter and Strategy are delivered                                                  G    action plan developed. The Steering group
                                                                                                                currently meets monthly but will go to quarterly
                                                                                                                meetings. To feed into the LCYPSP
CC3.2.4 Members of LCYPSP continuing to meet children from their allocated CYP              Sarah               The Children and Young People's Strategic
        school through to July 2008 to seek the children's views on a range of              Callaghan           Partnership is continuing to consider items
        topics                                                                                             G    raised by children and young people and
                                                                                                                members of the Partnership are continuing to
                                                                                                                meet children from their allocated school.
CC3.2.5 Hosting a summer event to bring together associate member schools CYP               Sarah               An event was held at Woodlands during the
        and members of the LCYPSP, to celebrate their work together over                    Callaghan           summer to bring together associate members
        the year, look at the lessons learned and develop steps to extend the                                   schools and members of the Partnership to
        model across the county                                                                            G    celebrate their work together and look at the
                                                                                                                lessons learned. The event was attended by
                                                                                                                more than 100 children and young people.

CC3.2.6 Making sure County Youth Council and Youth Council-related group      CYP           Hannah               The County Youth Council meets at least 6
        meetings are held in each district at least six times over the year                 Peake                times a year at County Hall. These meetings
                                                                                                                 are planned by an executive group made up of
                                                                                                                 representatives from each district Youth
                                                                                                           G
                                                                                                                 Council. These planning and evaluation
                                                                                                                 meetings are held at least 6 times a year.
                                                                                                                 All districts hold at least one youth Council
                                                                                                                 meeting per month.
CC3.2.7 Our cabinet member for children and young people meeting with the     CYP           Hannah               Representatives of the Cabinet, including the
        County Youth Council three times a year                                             Peake                member for Children and Young People meet
                                                                                                                 with representatives from the executive Youth
                                                                                                                 Council on a quarterly basis. At the last
                                                                                                                 meeting on 13/1/08 cabinet agreed that young
                                                                                                                 people would be consulted around budget
                                                                                                           G     issues.
                                                                                                                 During 11 million take over day in November
                                                                                                                 members of the Youth Council shadowed a
                                                                                                                 number of cabinet members for the day,
                                                                                                                 including the Cabinet Member for Children and
                                                                                                                 Young People, they were able to share
                                                                                                                 perspectives and understand roles.
CC3.2.9 Celebrating young people's achievements through at least one event CYP              Sarah                The Local Trust Partnerships have all hosted
        in each district before 31 March 2009                                               Callaghan            events throughout January involving children
                                                                                                                 and young people. The events have arrived at
                                                                                                                 vision statements from children and young
                                                                                                           G     people that will drive the action of the trusts.
                                                                                                                 The events have allowed young people‟s
                                                                                                                 achievements to be celebrated and also look
                                                                                                                 at how opportunities for young people can be
                                                                                                                 developed and sustained.
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                                   Milestone                                       Directorate   Owner       Current Current Commentary                               What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                             Status                                                   future?
CC3.3     Delivering the Economic Framework                                        OCE           Sean                The database and developing a policy
                                                                                                 McGrath             campaign have been completed. The
                                                                                                                     Lobbying and Influencing Strategy is being
                                                                                                                A    implemented. Significant new links with key
                                                                                                                     external partners are being made including
                                                                                                                     government department and leading groups in
                                                                                                                     the sector.
CC3.3.1 Establishing a database of contacts by June 2008                           OCE           Anne                Policy options were considered and an
                                                                                                 Ainsworth           approach formulated with was taken to
                                                                                                                     cabinet. However, the approach has now
                                                                                                                G    been reviewed in line with the sub national
                                                                                                                     review and under the direction of the CEX.
                                                                                                                     LCC are establishing a clear set of economic
                                                                                                                     priorities and work will continue to develop the
CC3.3.2 Developing and instigating a policy campaign by September 2008             OCE           Anne                strategy
                                                                                                                     The Lobbying and Influencing Strategy is being
                                                                                                 Ainsworth           implemented. Significant new links with key
                                                                                                                G    external partners are being made including
                                                                                                                     government departments and leading groups
                                                                                                                     in the sector.
CC3.3.3 Establishing a system for including economic issues in the business- OCE                 Anne                Policy options were considered and an
        planning process by September 2008                                                       Ainsworth           approach formulated was taken to cabinet.
                                                                                                                A    However, the approach has now been
                                                                                                                     reviewed in line with the sub national review
                                                                                                                     and under the direction of the CEX.
CC3.3.4 Identifying a clear set of economic priorities for the county council by   OCE           Anne                LCC are establishing a clear set of economic
        August 2008                                                                              Ainsworth      A    priorities and work will continue to develop the
                                                                                                                     strategy.
CC3.3.5 Identifying and monitoring key indicators to assess our impact on the OCE                Anne                This will be done as part of the Strategy
                                                                                                                A
        economy by August 2008                                                                   Ainsworth           development
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                                  Milestone                                     Directorate   Owner         Current Current Commentary                              What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                            Status                                                  future?
CC3.4    Improving communications                                               OCE           Lindsay
                                                                                              MacFarlaine
CC3.4.1 Creating and delivering a strategy to develop our brand identity by     OCE           Louise Wood          Strategy written and waiting for ELT approval
                                                                                                              G
        October 2008
CC3.4.2 Re-designing our internet and intranet presence and beginning to        OCE           Louise Wood          Intranet re-designed and live.
        launch the new designs by March 2008                                                                  A    Internet is currently undergoing re-design and
                                                                                                                   tech
CC3.4.3 Establishing an annual action plan to continually review and improve    OCE           Kate Hunter          Annual plan complete and currently being
                                                                                                              G
        internal communications by March 2009                                                                      implemented
CC3.4.4 Developing and launching a strategy for an annual PRIDE campaign        OCE           Louise Wood          The PRIDE scheme has now been launched
                                                                                                              G
        by September 2008                                                                                          by HR
CC3.4.5 Creating and delivering a marketing strategy to help us raise           OCE           Louise Wood          Strategy launched and currently being
        awareness of the effect of climate change (internally and externally)                                 G    delivered
        by September 2008
Corporate Priorities

                                 Milestone                                    Directorate   Owner          Current Current Commentary                              What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                           Status                                                  future?
CP1     Delivering the Community Cohesion Action Plan 2008/09            OCE                Kath Buddle
CP1.1   Rolling out workshops for service managers to deliver cohesion   OCE                Kath Buddle           40 workshops for service managers delivered      Completed
                                                                                                             G
        through front-line services by March 2009                                                                 across the authority.
CP1.2   Rolling out a programme of learning and development on community OCE                Kath Buddle           Two cohesion workshops for councillors           Internal workshops delivered.
        cohesion for councillors by March 2009                                                                    delivered. Team Lancashire will provide the      Leadership training deferred to
                                                                                                                  leadership training programme on cohesion for    October 2009.
                                                                                                                  senior County Councillors. LCC has agreed to
                                                                                                             A    defer taking up places on the programme until
                                                                                                                  after the elections in June 2009 when we can
                                                                                                                  be sure which Members will be in best position
                                                                                                                  to lead on the cohesion agenda.

CP1.3   Developing a web-based one stop for sharing information on            OCE           Kath Buddle           Web based one stop shop developed and      Completed
        community cohesion across the county by March 2009                                                   G    hosted on LCC community cohesion web site.


CP2     Delivering the Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2008/09             OCE           Kath Buddle
CP2.1   Setting and achieving employment targets for disability, gender and   OCE           Kath Buddle           Each Directorate is in the process of            On target
        race by March 2009                                                                                        developing targets on employment against the
                                                                                                             A
                                                                                                                  3 equality strands. Support being provided by
                                                                                                                  Corporate HR Team.
CP2.2   Achieving level 3 of the Local Government 2007 Equality Standard by OCE             Kath Buddle           Each Directorate has developed an action plan    Some slippage in terms of
        March 2009                                                                                                to achieve Level 3. Some will achieve by         meeting March 2009 deadline.
                                                                                                             A
                                                                                                                  March 2009. Others may need a few months         Whole organisation should meet
                                                                                                                  more                                             requirements by August 2009.
CP2.3   50% of staff with internet access completing the Equality and         OCE           Kath Buddle           Training programme being finalised and           Some slippage in terms of 50%
        Diversity e-learning programme by March 2009                                                         A    process for roll out underway though             completing the programme to
                                                                                                                  development has taken longer than expected.      August 2009.
CP2.4   Developing our policy on services for gypsy and traveller             OCE           Kath Buddle           Work on policy development underway. First       Some slippage possible due to
        communities by March 2009                                                                                 paper to go through reporting process from       forthcoming elections. Deferred to
                                                                                                                  January 2009. May be some slippage in            August 2009.
                                                                                                             A    meeting deadline due to preparation for
                                                                                                                  elections which might mean Members
                                                                                                                  deferring decisions on way forward until after
                                                                                                                  June 2009.

CP3     Delivering the Equal Pay Review                                       OCE           Steph Rhodes

CP3.1   Developing a new pay structure by April 2009                          OCE
CP3.2   Developing new or revised terms and conditions of employment by       OCE
        April 2009

CP4     Completing Policy frameworks for social inclusion and our
CP4.1   Social Inclusion                                                      OCE           Adrienne
                                                                                            Banks
CP4.1.1 Producing a councillor guide and DVD and delivering awareness-        OCE   Adrienne                                                         The milestone for the councillor
        raising activities to councillors by November 2008                          Banks          The online guide to social inclusion for          guide has been met. Due to
                                                                                                   councillors has now been launched and put on      unexpected issues (subtitles, sign
                                                                                                   the councillor eXchange website. We will also     language requirements) with the
                                                                                               G   be sharing the guide with Lancashire Locals       production of the DVD, we may
                                                                                                   and Borough Councils in 2009. We are              not meet the March deadline. We
                                                                                                   currently working with an external organisation   will work closely with the EMWG to
                                                                                                   to produce a promotional DVD which is due to      keep them briefed on the process.
                                                                                                   be completed, hopefully, by March 2009.
CP4.1.2 Publishing a database of 'worklessness to work' activity across the   OCE   Adrienne       Due to external factors, the database has not     We are currently working with the
        council on the social inclusion website by August 2008                      Banks      A   been published.                                   officer concerned to complete this
                                                                                                                                                     milestone before March 2009.
CP4.1.3 Delivering a series of awareness-raising events for our managers by   OCE   Adrienne       The first internal Manager Workshop is            Milestone will be met.
        November 2008                                                               Banks          planned for March 2009 to raise awareness of
                                                                                               G
                                                                                                   social inclusion and how business/service
                                                                                                   plans can impact.
CP4.1.4 Making a presentation to the Lancashire Partnership to raise          OCE   Adrienne       To date, there has been no progress with this     Milestone will not be met but we
        awareness of social inclusion issues by March 2009                          Banks          milestone. We are unlikely to meet the            will work with the Partnership to
                                                                                               A
                                                                                                   deadline but are looking at other ways to         deliver the message in another
                                                                                                   communicate the message with our partners.        way.
CP4.2     The voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS)                    OCE   Adrienne
                                                                                    Banks
CP4.2.1                                                                       OCE   Adrienne       This piece of work not yet started due to the     Scoping will start before the end of
          Analysing the extent and nature of services currently                     Banks      R   complexity of the issue and other emerging        March 2009 but will be carried
          commissioned from the VCFS by March 2009                                                 issues with the VCFS.                             over as an action for 2009/10.
CP4.2.2                                                                       OCE   Adrienne       The development of the strategy is being led      We may struggle to complete this
                                                                                    Banks          by the LAA - People and Communities               milestone by March but the first
                                                                                               A
                                                                                                   Partnership under NI6.                            stage of the development will
          Developing a marketing strategy for volunteering by March 2009                                                                             certainly start in March 2009.
CP4.2.3                                                                       OCE   Adrienne       This milestone is on track with the first meeting Although the review will take 12
          Reviewing procedures for recruiting, retaining and supporting             Banks      G   of an internal group of officers meeting to start months, this milestone will be met
          volunteers across the county council by March 2009                                       planning the review.                              as the process has started.
CP4.2.4                                                                       OCE   Adrienne       This piece of work has not been started due to The internal group of officers have
                                                                                    Banks          our efforts being concentrated on the LAA.        already met however; this action
                                                                                               A   However, we envisage the internal group of        will be carried over to 2009/10.
          Identifying barriers to volunteering within the council by March                         officers reviewing volunteering processes to
          2009                                                                                     pick this area of work up.
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Corporate Objectives

                                 Milestone                                    Directorate   Owner            Current Current Commentary                                What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                             Status                                                    future?
CO1 A Place Where People Can Feel Safe
CO1.1    Community Safety                                                     OCE           Colleen Martin
CO1.1.1 Developing and introducing a Community Safety Framework for           OCE           Colleen Martin          The Community Safety Agreement has been            Further actions are designating
         county council services by September 2008                                                                  produced for the partnership and signed off by     each Community Safety
                                                                                                                    Full Council in July. It was agreed by the         Partnership Officer as a
                                                                                                                    Comm Safety Officer Working Group that the         Directorate Lead to resolve any
                                                                                                                    Agreement should provide the only outcome          issues and inform service changes
                                                                                                                    framework. In addition, the Agreement will be      to improve LCC engagement and
                                                                                                               G    supported by a Community Safety Intranet site      delivery on the ground
                                                                                                                    which provides LCC specific information on
                                                                                                                    how services can assist in delivery of the
                                                                                                                    outcomes. This is further supported by the
                                                                                                                    Community Safety Partnership Officers who
                                                                                                                    provide specific and tailored advice to front-
                                                                                                                    line deliverers in their areas.
CO1.1.2   Working with partners to develop and introduce the Lancashire       OCE           Colleen Martin          The Agreement has been produced and                The Agreement will be refreshed
          Community Safety Agreement by June 2008                                                                   published on Safer Lancashire website.             using the 2009 Strategic
                                                                                                               G
                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment in February and
                                                                                                                                                                       March.
CO1.1.3   Developing a Community Safety Information-Sharing Protocol in the   OCE           Colleen Martin          Due to workload issues, the information
          Lancashire Partnership Information-Sharing Charter by September                                           sharing protocol has been delayed. A draft
          2008                                                                                                      protocol has been produced and will be
                                                                                                               R    presented to the Feb meeting of the
                                                                                                                    Community Safety Forum for comment and
                                                                                                                    amendments by each partner organisation.
                                                                                                                    The revised deadline is 31 March 2008.
CO1.1.4   Supporting district community safety partnership improvement plans OCE            Colleen Martin          The Community Safety Partnership officers
          to meet six hallmarks of effective partnership-working by March 2009                                      have been in place for one year and have
                                                                                                                    been supporting partnership improvement both
                                                                                                                    strategically and operationally. This is further
                                                                                                                    reinforced by the Safer Lancashire Board and
                                                                                                               G    the new performance management framework
                                                                                                                    which is used to inform targeting of resources
                                                                                                                    and commissioning activity to support delivery
                                                                                                                    of outcomes.

CO1.2     The Positive Impact of Children & Young People on Community         CYP           Lorraine Grice
          Safety
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                                  Milestone                                     Directorate   Owner            Current Current Commentary                                  What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                               Status                                                      future?
CO1.2.1   Reducing the number of young people who offend for the first time to CYP            Lorraine Grice           Work to reduce offending and re-offending is
          less than 2,272 during 2008/09                                                                               continuing through various initiatives such as
                                                                                                                       the Group Intervention Project, parenting
                                                                                                                       support, Positive Activities for Young People
                                                                                                                       and the Youth Intervention Project.
                                                                                                                       Restorative justice approaches are being
                                                                                                                       rolled out across Lancashire through the
                                                                                                                  G    School Effectiveness Service. Restorative
                                                                                                                       approaches are also being developed in
                                                                                                                       Children's Homes with residential staff being
                                                                                                                       trained by the national Restorative Justice
                                                                                                                       Centre. There were 414 first time entrants to
                                                                                                                       the youth justice system in the quarter ended
                                                                                                                       30 June 2008 compared with 494 in the same
                                                                                                                       quarter in the previous year.
CO1.2.2   Achieving a re-offending rate of less than 35.2% by 31 March 2009     CYP           Lorraine Grice            Lancashire YOT currently on course to
                                                                                                                  G     achieve its target for reducing the re-offending
                                                                                                                        rate.
CO1.2.3   Extending the Early Years Child Protection Policy and Procedures to   CYP           Val Farrow                Early Years CP policy and procedures have
          cover all early years settings by March 2009                                                                  been updated to reflect CAF and EYFS and
                                                                                                                        are currently with LSCB for approval. To date
                                                                                                                  G
                                                                                                                        343 early years settings have adopted the
                                                                                                                        policy. On course to roll out the policy to
                                                                                                                        Childminders and Out of School Clubs.
CO1.2.4   Promoting volunteering opportunities for young people through a       CYP           Chester                   Vacancy matching service not developed but
          vacancy-matching service by September 2008                                          Morrison                  opportunities being promoted. Lancashire is
                                                                                                                        one of 33 local authorities piloting a full-time
                                                                                                                        volunteering project announced by the charity
                                                                                                                  A
                                                                                                                        v. Funding has been secured to enable 15
                                                                                                                        young people to gain experience and
                                                                                                                        accreditation through full-time roles within the
                                                                                                                        Young People's Service.
CO1.2.5   Contacting 25% of 13- to 19-year-olds to try to involve them in       CYP           Chester                   In 2007-8 the Young People's Service reached
          positive activities with recorded and accredited outcomes, with a                   Morrison                  31% of the local youth population. 31% of
          target of 60% of those taking part gaining recorded outcomes and                                        G     participants gained accredited outcomes; 61%
          30% accredited outcomes in 2008/09                                                                            achieved recorded outcomes.




CO2 A Place Where People Can Lead Healthy Lives
CO2.1    Improving People's Health & Wellbeing                                  ACS           Hilary Martin
CO2.1.1 Agreeing action plans for priorities in our corporate Health &          ACS           Hilary Martin              Draft action plan agreed. Future capacity to
         Wellbeing Strategy - for example, mental health, alcohol,                                                A     deliver under discussion as officer working
         worklessness and health at work by September 2008                                                              group membership under review
CO2.1.2 Agreeing milestones and performance indicators by December 2008         ACS           Hilary Martin             Delivery plans for LAA will achieve key
                                                                                                                  G
                                                                                                                        milestones for health
CO2.1.3   Developing a communications plan for our corporate Health &           ACS           Hilary Martin              1st year of three year communication plan
          Wellbeing Strategy by June 2008                                                                         G     agreed. Successful alcohol campaign carried
                                                                                                                        out through December and ongoing.
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                                   Milestone                                     Directorate   Owner           Current Current Commentary                                  What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                               Status                                                      future?
CO2.1.4   Developing a training plan for our corporate Health & Wellbeing        ACS           Hilary Martin           Mechanisms in place to progress this work.
          Strategy by September 2008                                                                                   Work with members will start following
                                                                                                                       elections in June 2009. Work with staff
                                                                                                                  A
                                                                                                                       following the agreement of the future of the
                                                                                                                       officer working group and agreement on an
                                                                                                                       approach.
CO2.1.5   Working with partners to deliver the recommendations of the Audit      ACS           Hilary Martin            Draft action plan to deliver the
          Commissions Health Inequalities Review, up to the end of March                                          G    recommendations will be in place by March
          2009                                                                                                         2209
CO2.1.6   Establishing a Lancashire Partnership Strategic Health & Wellbeing     ACS           Hilary Martin            Group established and has met twice. Will
          Board by June 2008                                                                                      G    oversee the performance of the health
                                                                                                                       indicators in the LAA
CO2.2     Wellbeing                                                              ACS           Don Rowbottom

CO2.2.1   Completing a gap analysis of practical help services by district by the ACS          Don Rowbottom            Completed on time
                                                                                                                  G
          end of April 2008
CO2.2.2   Establishing Help Direct gateways (information, advice and access to ACS             Don Rowbottom            By agreement with portfolio holder this target
          practical support) by September 2008                                                                    G     shifted to end October 2008. Help Direct went
                                                                                                                        live Nov 3rd 2008.
CO2.2.3   Developing IT systems for Help Direct users by August 2008             ACS           Don Rowbottom            Developing new IT Customer Response
                                                                                                                  A     System has been challenging. Fully tested
                                                                                                                        system becomes operational Feb 2009.
CO2.2.4   Developing a database of practical help services for Help Direct       ACS           Don Rowbottom            Well-being Directory (1st Phase) complete by
          gateways and the Customer Service Centre by September 2008                                                    end Oct 08 and handed over to lead providers
                                                                                                                  G
                                                                                                                        to grow and develop as part of their services.
                                                                                                                        Linked into CSC.
CO2.2.5   Establishing a Lancashire-wide partnership framework for progressing ACS             Don Rowbottom            Lancashire-wide Health and Well-being Board
          local and national health and wellbeing priorities by March 2009                                              now established under Lancashire Partnership
                                                                                                                  G
                                                                                                                        and linked to three PCT footprint Health & Well-
                                                                                                                        being Strategic Groups.
CO2.3     Children & young People's Health                                       CYP           Geoff Hiscox
CO2.3.1   Providing training for all youth support staff in drugs education      CYP           Chester                  235 staff in the YPS engaged in training in
          (including smoking and alcohol) and training for key staff in sexual                 Morrison,                drugs education - 129 staff trained in SRE and
                                                                                                                  G
          health education and condom distribution by March 2009                               Wendy                    48 staff trained in condom distribution (2008-
                                                                                               Hemsworth                9).
CO2.3.2   Agreeing a child and adolescent mental health services tier 3 service CYP            Mark Warren              His ADP milestone has been superseded.
          specification and service level agreements in each area by                                                    Following the Joint Area Review, the multi-
          September 2008                                                                                                agency intervention board, chaired by
                                                                                                                        Government Office North West, identified a
                                                                                                                        number of priority themes to be addressed.
                                                                                                                 N/A
                                                                                                                        Work is now taking place to develop an overall
                                                                                                                        commissioning model for the county, covering
                                                                                                                        the three PCTs and the county council, with a
                                                                                                                        view to this being agreed by April 2009 and in
                                                                                                                        place by April 2010.
CO2.3.3   Agreeing LAA targets for reducing obesity by June 2008                 CYP           Heather Hardy      G     Targets agreed
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                                   Milestone                                       Directorate   Owner           Current Current Commentary                                   What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                 Status                                                       future?
CO2.3.4   Agreeing with partners a strategy and clear action plan for reducing     CYP           Heather Hardy           Childhood Obesity strategic framework
          obesity by the end of September 2008                                                                           developed with partners which includes
                                                                                                                         support for the three PCTS individual whole
                                                                                                                    G    population Obesity Strategies. 3 year action
                                                                                                                         plan agreed to address childhood obesity and
                                                                                                                         meet LAA target for Reception Years (to
                                                                                                                         include Oral Health).
CO2.3.5   Working with three targeted schools to improve sex and relationships CYP               Wendy                   2 meetings have taken place between the
          education during 2008/09                                                               Hemsworth               teenage pregnancy and healthy schools teams
                                                                                                                         to identify target schools for focused work
                                                                                                                    G    around early interventions and SRE. 12
                                                                                                                         schools have been identified for targeted work
                                                                                                                         with meetings to be arranged during the Spring
                                                                                                                         term.
CO2.3.6   Planning and delivering joint sex and relationships training for 500     CYP           Wendy                   501 staff from a range of agencies have
          staff across the county during 2008/09                                                 Hemsworth          G    attended multi-agency sexual health training
                                                                                                                         between March and October 2008


CO3 A Place Where People Can Get Help If They Need It
CO3.1    Strategic Commissioning                                                   ACS           Stephen Gross
CO3.1.1 Creating a strategic commissioning function in the Adult and               ACS           Stephen Gross           The commissioning function became
         Community Services Directorate by September 2008                                                                operational on 1 September 2008 when a
                                                                                                                         number of services were brought together
                                                                                                                    G    under the new Director of Commissioning. A
                                                                                                                         significant number of posts are currently being
                                                                                                                         recruited to which will be completed by the end
                                                                                                                         of March 2009.
CO3.1.2   Agreeing a Strategic Commissioning Framework for the directorate by ACS                Stephen Gross           This work has commenced but due to delay in
          September 2008                                                                                            A    recruiting to key posts, will not be complete
                                                                                                                         until September 2009
CO3.1.3   Including LAA priorities and targets in directorate business and         ACS           Stephen Gross           A process for the development and delivery of
          service plans by March 2009                                                                               G    a business plan has been agreed and is on
                                                                                                                         schedule
CO3.1.4   Working in partnership with directors of public health to carry out a    ACS           Stephen Gross           The wording in the first column does not
          joint strategic needs assessment by the end of April 2008                                                      accurately reflect the legislative expectation.
                                                                                                                    G    But the partnership is undertaking the JSNA
                                                                                                                         responsibilities and is offering a service in line
                                                                                                                         with expectations
CO3.1.5   Analysing the findings of the joint strategic needs assessment to        ACS           Stephen Gross           data and analyses are available on JSNA web
          shape commissioning activity by March 2009                                                                     site, and commissioners and other
                                                                                                                    A
                                                                                                                         stakeholders being engaged. Robust
                                                                                                                         processes being established.
CO3.1.6   Identifying a lead adult and community services officer for each local   ACS           Stephen Gross           Recruitment to the Locality Commissioning
          strategic partnership by June 2008                                                                             posts has recently commenced and is
                                                                                                                    A    expected to be completed by the end of March
                                                                                                                         2009. At this time a lead for each LSP will be
                                                                                                                         identified.
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                                  Milestone                                        Directorate   Owner           Current Current Commentary                              What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                 Status                                                  future?
CO3.1.7   Agreeing joint commissioning priorities with the three Lancashire        ACS           Stephen Gross           Discussions have taken place with all three
          primary care trusts by August 2008                                                                             PCT's and priorities agreed. These are
                                                                                                                    A
                                                                                                                         currently being worked up for final approval by
                                                                                                                         the end of March 2009.
CO3.2     Giving People Greater Choice and Control Over Their Lives                ACS           Olive Carroll
CO3.2.1   Establishing a structure to support self-directed personal social care   ACS           Olive Carroll           In addition to the county team, 3 area teams         Teams will be given annual targets
          for all adults by March 2009                                                                                   have been established covering PCT                   to meet the requirement to have
                                                                                                                    A    footprints.                                          30% (+-900 people) on Self
                                                                                                                                                                              Directed Support by March 2011.

CO3.2.2   Delivering the Dignity in Care Charter by March 2009                     ACS           Mike Webster            Charter for providers launched along with the
                                                                                                                         payment of a fees premium. This was
                                                                                                                         undertaken at two events attended by
                                                                                                                         Department of Health staff & senior managers
                                                                                                                         & members of Lancashire County Council. The
                                                                                                                    G    Charter is available “on line” for providers to
                                                                                                                         sign up to. A further initiative is the offer of a
                                                                                                                         free PC to all Preferred Providers to be used
                                                                                                                         for training purposes. A number of training
                                                                                                                         tools are being developed including a Dignity
                                                                                                                         in Care module.
CO3.2.3   Strengthening our approach to protecting adults by March 2009            ACS           Olive Carroll           In addition to the county co-ordinator and           Intended to establish a head of
                                                                                                                         training officer posts, 6 TM posts have been         safeguarding post to take overall
                                                                                                                    A    established 2 per PCT area, to lead on the           responsibility for strengthening our
                                                                                                                         safeguarding adults agenda.                          approach to adult protection
                                                                                                                                                                              (Feb/Mar 09).
CO3.2.4   Developing and delivering a Customer Care Charter by March 2009          ACS           Dave Burnham            Considerable work has been undertaken on
                                                                                                                         developing an approach to Customer
                                                                                                                    A
                                                                                                                         Engagement across ACS. This will be in place
                                                                                                                         by March 2009.
CO3.2.5   Assessing the transfer of adult and community services (ACS)             ACS           Olive Carroll           Transfer is now complete. Two TM as well as          Ongoing review of the service as
          customer care to our Customer Service Centre and developing                                                    a SW floor walker have been seconded from            well as discussions on
          proposals for the next phase by September 2008                                                                 operational services to provide advice and           establishing a second SW floor
                                                                                                                         support to CSC staff on adult social care.           walker post March 09.
                                                                                                                    A
                                                                                                                         Restructuring activity within Directorate has        Discussions will continue between
                                                                                                                         put this work behind schedule revised target         CSC and Personal Social care
                                                                                                                         date July 09.                                        staff to build on phase 2.

CO3.2.6   Establishing a customer feedback intranet page by June 2008              ACS           Dave Burnham            A customer feedback page is available on the
                                                                                                                         Performance page of the intranet. Further work
                                                                                                                         however is underway to integrate this with the
                                                                                                                         Customer feedback database (which is
                                                                                                                    G    separate) and include comments from citizens
                                                                                                                         other parts of ACS have contact with. In
                                                                                                                         addition the JSNA web pages are being
                                                                                                                         prepared to accept direct comments from the
                                                                                                                         LINk which represents citizens views.
CO3.3     Supporting Children and Young People and Their Families                  CYP           Wendy Bagnall
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                                  Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner        Current Current Commentary                              What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                            Status                                                  future?
CO3.3.1   Consolidating processes to integrate aftercare and care-leaver         CYP           Peter Kemp           The integration of the teams has been
          services and establish a consistent pathway by July 2008                                             G    consolidated into an established part of the
                                                                                                                    service structure
CO3.3.2   Auditing the quality of pathway plans and producing an action plan for CYP           Peter Kemp           Performance on plan completion is being
          the management team by October 2008                                                                       maintained at a positive level and quality is
                                                                                                               G
                                                                                                                    being checked as part of the day to day
                                                                                                                    management of the service
CO3.3.3   Reviewing the way policies and resources are applied to care leavers CYP             Peter Kemp           The pathway plan format has been revised
          to make sure they are consistent across the county by July 2008                                           with young people with a view to achieving
                                                                                                                    consistency and clarity in personalised plans
                                                                                                                    and provision for care leavers. Further
                                                                                                               G
                                                                                                                    surveys have been undertaken and delivered
                                                                                                                    to managers of the service to identify key
                                                                                                                    messages from care leavers about their
                                                                                                                    wishes and needs.
CO3.3.4   Finalising Lancaster University research of looked after children by   CYP           Peter Kemp           The reports have been concluded but there
          June 2008                                                                                                 has been some delay in presentation to senior
                                                                                                                    managers due to organisational changes and
                                                                                                                    changes to the context and priorities as a
                                                                                                                    result of national issues and local inspection.
                                                                                                                    Next steps in making full use of this valuable
                                                                                                               A    research are being tied into recent progress on
                                                                                                                    “Care Matters” such as the CLA audit, and on
                                                                                                                    overall decision making processes. A
                                                                                                                    February 2009 date for presentation to the
                                                                                                                    CLA Service Manager meeting is being
                                                                                                                    pursued and this Group would take the lead
                                                                                                                    and confirm action points from the research
CO3.3.5   Recruiting two more independent reviewing officers by October 2008     CYP           Peter Kemp           Two further independent reviewing officers
                                                                                                                    have been established and appointments
                                                                                                                    made. ~The need to expand the service,
                                                                                                                    identified as a result of the Fostering
                                                                                                               G    Inspection, has led to agreement to recruit 2
                                                                                                                    further posts to the IRO Team for CLA funded
                                                                                                                    via “Care Matters” Grant from 1/4/09. The
                                                                                                                    additional capacity will strengthen the team„s
                                                                                                                    capacity and the management of the team.
CO3.3.6   Establishing 31 phase 2 children's centres to provide access to        CYP           Val Farrow           All phase 1 children's centres that have signed
          midwife services and a link to health visitors by 31 March 2009                                           the commissioning document have completed
                                                                                                                    their self assessment form. 20 Annual
                                                                                                                    Conversations will have been completed by
                                                                                                               G
                                                                                                                    March 09. 47 Children‟s Centres completed a
                                                                                                                    monitoring return for the period April – Sept 08
                                                                                                                    and analysis is currently being undertaken.
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                                   Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner            Current Current Commentary                               What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                 Status                                                   future?
CO3.3.7    Improving self-assessment of children's centre services to support     CYP           Val Farrow               Children's centre managers have been
           continuous improvement by July 2008                                                                           provided with training to support them in
                                                                                                                    G    undertaking self-assessments and support
                                                                                                                         continuous improvement. A programme of self-
                                                                                                                         assessment is underway.
CO3.3.8    Making sure all centres have carried out their first self-assessment   CYP           Val Farrow               All phase 1 children's centres that have signed
           and are meeting the necessary standards by the end of December                                                the commissioning document have completed
           2008                                                                                                          their self assessment form. 20 Annual
                                                                                                                         Conversations will have been completed by
                                                                                                                    G    March 09. 47 Children‟s Centres completed a
                                                                                                                         monitoring return for the period April – Sept 08
                                                                                                                         and analysis is currently being undertaken.

CO3.3.9    Making sure 308 (48%) of schools are delivering the full core range of CYP           Sally Riley               374 out of 623 schools (i.e. 60%) were
           extended services by the end of September 2008                                                                 providing the full core offer of extended
                                                                                                                    G
                                                                                                                          services at the end of September 2008 (target
                                                                                                                          was originally 48%).
CO3.3.10 Reshaping services for children and young people with special             CYP          Sally Riley               The Aiming High for Disabled Implementation
         educational needs and learning difficulties and disabilities in line with                                        Plan covering the Short Breaks Transformation
         'Aiming Higher' guidance by the end of December 2008                                                             Programme aspect of the AHDC process was
                                                                                                                          submitted to the DCSF and DoH on 15
                                                                                                                          January 2009. The process required
                                                                                                                          consultations with parent/carers, PCT
                                                                                                                          commissioner and provider services, private,
                                                                                                                          independent, voluntary and community
                                                                                                                    A     partners as well as DCYP services. Approval
                                                                                                                          of the AHDC Plan by DCSF and DoH will
                                                                                                                          determine future revenue and capital funding.
                                                                                                                          Further workstreams are required for
                                                                                                                          Transitions, Childcare Sufficiency for children
                                                                                                                          with disabilities and for Parent/Carers Forums
                                                                                                                          which will follow from 2009-10.

CO3.3.11 Phasing in the Common Assessment Framework and the lead                  CYP           Sally Riley               The Common Assessment Framework process
         professional role by the end of December 2008                                                                    has been implemented in all 12 districts of
                                                                                                                          Lancashire in line with DCSF expectations.
                                                                                                                          Training to support Lead Professionals is
                                                                                                                          ongoing with very high take-up from all
                                                                                                                    G
                                                                                                                          stakeholders. Whilst the phasing in of CAF
                                                                                                                          target has been met, there remain some
                                                                                                                          challenges in the level of engagement of some
                                                                                                                          agencies in co-operating with the CAF/LP
                                                                                                                          process.
CO3.4      Person-centred care                                                     Commercial
                                                                                   Services
CO3.4.1    Establishing a structure to support integrated care services in the new Commercial Eileen Singleton            Generally merger has taken place without any
                                                                                                                    G
           Lancashire County Commercial Group by October 2008                      Services                               detriment to service delivery.
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                                 Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner         Current Current Commentary                             What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                            Status                                                 future?
CO3.4.2   Realigning services such as day care, but also including central      Commercial Eileen Singleton         Planned measures have been taken and future
          support services to meet the challenges of the new agenda in social Services                         G    efficiencies will take place as part of
          care in a cost effective way by March 2009                                                                continuous improvement.
CO3.4.3   Achieving new and retaining existing external accreditation awards as Commercial Eileen Singleton         All Charter mark awards successfully renewed.
                                                                                                               G
          evidence of high standards of service delivery by December 2008       Services
CO3.4.4   Continuing to develop the Assessment and Reablement Service to        Commercial Eileen Singleton         Ongoing continuous development and
          meet projected referral rates and established performance indicators Services                             negotiation with A&CS.
          and to continue to therapy in East Lancashire and Lancaster (by                                      G
          September 2008) and South Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre (by
          December 2008)
CO3.4.5   Embedding the national Dignity In Care Initiative in our services by  Commercial Eileen Singleton         Dignity In Care 10 month programme of events
                                                                                                               G
          September 2008                                                        Services                            completed.
CO3.4.6   Reviewing services and negotiating contracts to support cost-         Commercial Eileen Singleton         Ongoing negotiations with A&CS in relation to
          effective services by March 2009                                      Services                       G    contract arrangements for Residential
                                                                                                                    Intermediate Care Rehabilitation Units.
CO3.5     Our Customer Access Strategy - supporting Ambition                    ACS        Jeff Pogson
          Lancashire's 'Accessible Lancashire' priority
CO3.5.1   Designing a new website focussed on customer need by March 2009 ACS              Gabby Nelson             New Website design agreed in October 2008. This is just the first phase of the
                                                                                                                    The contract was awarded to 'Design Force' a website redesign, work is still
                                                                                                                    small, local Preston company. It is still the  required on improving and
                                                                                                               A    intention to launch the new website design in rationalising the content, this will
                                                                                                                    spring 2009 to include new design, new         be the second phase of the project
                                                                                                                    navigation and services presented in a         and will be a target for 2009/10.
                                                                                                                    customer focused fashion.
CO3.5.2   Publishing monthly performance figures for our telephone services,    ACS        Gabby Nelson             Dashboard being produced for the telephone Performance management of the
          including the percentage of calls answered in 20 seconds and the                                          centre on a weekly basis. Publication of the   Customer Service Centre will
          percentage of calls resolved at the first point of contact by March                                       dashboard on the intranet site is on target to continue. Performance targets
          2009                                                                                                      go live in March 2009                          have been agreed for both
                                                                                                                                                                   telephony and Web and will be
                                                                                                                                                                   presented in the near future to the
                                                                                                                                                                   Cabinet Working Group on
                                                                                                               G                                                   Performance. As the face to face
                                                                                                                                                                   implementation continues,
                                                                                                                                                                   performance indicators for that
                                                                                                                                                                   stream will be developed and a
                                                                                                                                                                   combined dashboard for
                                                                                                                                                                   performance on the Customer
                                                                                                                                                                   Access Strategy will be produced.
CO3.5.3   Developing and introducing a new strategy for face-to-face customer   ACS           Gabby Nelson            Our Face-to-Face Strategy was approved by        Completion of the roll-out to all 12
          service throughout 2008/09                                                                                  Cabinet on 3 April 2008. In recognition of the   districts. Ongoing development
                                                                                                                      size and complexity of such a task it was        and evaluation of success,
                                                                                                                G     agreed that a priority order was needed and,     particularly in respect of key target
                                                                                                                      therefore, a high level Implementation Plan      audiences will be part of standard
                                                                                                                      was determined by the Cabinet Working            monitoring procedures.
                                                                                                                      Group.


CO4 A Place Where People Can Learn & Develop
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                                  Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner            Current Current Commentary                                  What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                Status                                                      future?
CO4.1     Heritage & Culture                                                     ACS           Blair
                                                                                               McPherson
CO4.1.1   Developing an Adult & Community Services Strategy for Heritage and ACS               Steve Wontner-          The Project Brief has been signed off and the        Now that we have an agreed
          Culture by March 2009                                                                Smith                   date for the first project board meeting has         meeting date we can get moving
                                                                                                                       now been agreed for 16 February 2009.                with the project to first produce a
                                                                                                                                                                            framework for the strategy and
                                                                                                                                                                            then Identify the workstreams and
                                                                                                                  A
                                                                                                                                                                            staff required to produce the
                                                                                                                                                                            strategy itself. It would be
                                                                                                                                                                            unrealistic to estimate a new
                                                                                                                                                                            completion date until the project
                                                                                                                                                                            board has set the framework.
CO4.1.2   Applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund and securing commitment for a ACS              Bruce Jackson           The project is completed in that the application     The project has now been
          major extension to the County Records Office by March 2009                                                   to HLF was submitted and considered, but             accepted by Property Group and
                                                                                                                       despite acceptance by HLF, received no               planning begun. A partnership
                                                                                                                       funding. After further consideration within LCC      contractor has been appointed
                                                                                                                       by officers and with guidance forum members,         (Bramalls) and detailed work is
                                                                                                                       a proposal was submitted whereby the LCC             commencing shortly. The current
                                                                                                                       capital contribution to the HLF project would        project timetable aims for
                                                                                                                       be applied to necessary work at the Record           completion by Summer 2010,
                                                                                                                  G    Office to replace plant and construct an             although this is likely to slip to the
                                                                                                                       additional storage stack. This proposal was          end of the year. This work will not
                                                                                                                       agreed by the Cabinet Members for Adult and          entail any remodelling , extension
                                                                                                                       Community Services and for Resources in              or modernisation of the public
                                                                                                                       October 2008, with a sum of £4.345                   facilities in the building and this
                                                                                                                       committed.                                           will need addressing in the future,
                                                                                                                                                                            possibly in conjunction with plans
                                                                                                                                                                            for future cultural service provision
                                                                                                                                                                            in Preston.
CO4.1.3   Researching the effects of cultural activity on older people's wellbeing ACS         Paul Robinson      A    The research has as yet not begun but will be
          so that we can develop suitable programmes in future by March 2009                                           underway by the end of February 2009.
                                                                                                                       Evidence from national research indicates that
                                                                                                                       culture plays a significant role in supporting the
                                                                                                                       well being of older people. There is a
                                                                                                                       commitment from partners to enhance this in
                                                                                                                       Lancashire and the research will support
                                                                                                                       delivery plans linked to the LAA.
CO4.1.4   Developing and launching the Youth Culture Offer in partnership with ACS             Elaine Roberts          We have established a Youth Culture Offer
          the Directorate for Children and Young People, the Museums,                                                  Steering Group including representation from
          Libraries and Archives Council and the Arts Council by September                                             ACS Cultural Services, CYP Directorate,
          2008                                                                                                         Preston City Council, Arts Council England
                                                                                                                       NW and Creative Partnerships as well the
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                                                                                                                       Young Peoples‟ Champion. The Group is
                                                                                                                       currently examining ways of progressing
                                                                                                                       elements of the model outlined in our „Find
                                                                                                                       Your Talent‟ bid and identifying resources for
                                                                                                                       this.
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                                  Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner             Current Current Commentary                                What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                 Status                                                    future?
CO4.1.5   Developing the partnership for a cultural strategy with Blackpool,     ACS           Elaine Roberts            Successful application of the 'we play'           Good – all partners involved are
          Fylde and Wyre by August 2008                                                                                  application for the Cultural Olympiad was         committed to the development of
                                                                                                                         negotiated and £400,000 secured from GONW         a youth culture offer. However,
                                                                                                                         for a Routes and Trails project in partnership    the current CYP restructure may
                                                                                                                         with the Fylde Coast authorities. The First       change representation on the
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                                                                                                                         phase of the Fylde Coast Cultural Strategy        group with potential impact on
                                                                                                                         was delivered in December 2008. Significant       consistency of approach.
                                                                                                                         input ahs been made for culture and heritage
                                                                                                                         in the Fylde Coast Multi Area Agreement and
                                                                                                                         the Pennine Lancashire MAA.
CO4.1.6   Developing the Heritage Lottery Fund regional priorities in partnership ACS          Edmund                    Meetings held with Heritage Lottery Fund          HLF plan five year programme of
          with other local authorities by September 2008                                       Southworth                resulting in Burnley being chosen as              development work. LCC will be
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                                                                                                                         Development Area. Ongoing dialogue with           involved as key partner with BBC.
                                                                                                                         HLF and local stakeholders.
CO4.1.7   Updating the Cultural Strategy for Lancashire by March 2009            ACS           Elaine Roberts            Culture and Heritage is established in Ambition
                                                                                               (Arts)               G    Lancashire and new measures and targets are
                                                                                                                         being developed.
CO4.2     Helping Children & Young People Learn & Develop                        CYP           Jonathan Hewitt

CO4.2.1   Improving children's and young people's levels of achievement at all   CYP           Jonathan Hewitt            Attainment improved at the end of the
          stages of development by September 2008                                                                         Foundation Stage in 2008 and remained 3%
                                                                                                                          above the national average in language skills
                                                                                                                          and social development. The rate of
                                                                                                                          improvement was in line with the national rate
                                                                                                                          of improvement.
                                                                                                                          Attainment at the end of KS1 remained very
                                                                                                                          similar to 2007 and was broadly in line with
                                                                                                                    G     the national average.
                                                                                                                          Attainment at the end of KS2 remained above
                                                                                                                          the national average and the rate of increase
                                                                                                                          was in line with the national picture.
                                                                                                                          Attainment at the end of KS4 increased and
                                                                                                                          remained above the national average. The rate
                                                                                                                          of increase was above the national rate of
                                                                                                                          increase.
CO4.2.2   Narrowing achievement gaps in targeted areas by September 2008         CYP           Jonathan Hewitt            In the four most disadvantaged areas of
                                                                                                                          Lancashire attainment rose in 2008. The
                                                                                                                          attainment gap compared with the overall
                                                                                                                          Lancashire average was narrowed in all 4
                                                                                                                          areas in relation to pupils gaining 5+ A*-C
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                                                                                                                          grades at GCSE. The attainment gap in
                                                                                                                          relation to pupils gaining 5+A*-C grades
                                                                                                                          including English and Maths was narrowed in 3
                                                                                                                          of the areas of greatest social disadvantage.

CO4.2.3   Increasing the number of young people aged 16 to 18 who are in         CYP           Chester                    Percentage NEET at January 2008 reached
          education, employment or training, especially in targeted areas by                   Morrison             G     6.4%, on track to achieve target of 6.2% by
          October 2008                                                                                                    January 2009
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                                  Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner           Current Current Commentary                            What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                               Status                                                future?
CO4.2.4   Reducing the number of permanent exclusions from schools by            CYP           Neil Scanlan            Number of exclusions fell from 102 to 96
          December 2008                                                                                                (Autumn Term 2007 to 2008). Number of fixed
                                                                                                                       term exclusions fell by 18% and the number of
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                                                                                                                       days lost by 11%. The implementation of the
                                                                                                                       Behaviour for Learning Strategy is having a
                                                                                                                       positive impact.


CO5 A Place Where People Can Work & Prosper
CO5.1    Sustaining Economic Growth                                              OCE
CO5.1.1 Developing the work programme by the end of January 2009                 ENV           Andy Ashcroft           Under the leader programme the local action       Actions from this plan will be
                                                                                                                       group have developed the development plan         implemented in 2009 -10
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                                                                                                                       which contains the action plans and are
                                                                                                                       currently awaiting approval.
CO5.1.2   Developing an action plan to facilitate sustainable economic growth    OCE           Sean McGrath            Economic Strategy work underway. Will be
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          by April 2009                                                                                                developed.
CO5.1.3   Developing multi-area agreement proposals by May 2008                  OCE           Sean McGrath            Pennine Lancashire formally signed January
                                                                                                                       2009. Fylde Coast working towards an April
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                                                                                                                       2009 date. Delays occurred due to
                                                                                                                       Government timescales.
CO5.1.4   Securing a place on the Regional Spatial Strategy Review writing       ENV           Phil Megson             LCC has a place on the Regional Strategy          Action complete
          group by January 2009                                                                                   G    Advisory group and is represented by Mike
                                                                                                                       Kirby.
CO5.1.5   Helping to prepare local development frameworks for the 12 districts   ENV           Phil Megson             LCC offers assistance to all districts on LDFs,   Action complete
          by January 2009                                                                                              the extent of involvement varies but we have
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                                                                                                                       at least some level of involvement with all of
                                                                                                                       them.
CO5.2     Helping Children & Young People Work & Prosper                     CYP               Chris Lennox
CO5.2.1   Making sure all pregnant teenage parents under 16 have access to a CYP               Neil Scanlan            62 out of 68 students are in education
          named mentor to support them in their education through pregnancy                                            (school/college/LEMS/EOTAS/Home
          and after birth during 2008/09                                                                               Tutored/working at home/accessing sessions
                                                                                                                  G    at support group). All are supported by the 3.5
                                                                                                                       FTE Learning Mentors from Parenthood and
                                                                                                                       Pregnancy Service (PPS)/LEMS.

CO5.2.2   Aiming to reduce the number of young mothers who are not in            CYP           Chester                 Data for September 2008 showed the number
          education, employment or training by 2% by March 2009                                Morrison                of young mothers not in employment,
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                                                                                                                       education or training to have reduced to 208
                                                                                                                       from 229 in the previous year.
CO5.2.3   Completing the first Child Care Sufficiency Assessment Statement by CYP              Val Farrow              The first Child Care Sufficiency Assessment
          July 2008                                                                                               G    Statements were completed in the Summer
                                                                                                                       and have been published on the internet.
CO5.2.4   Providing 40 apprenticeships in our Directorate for Children and       CYP           Claire Massey           Target exceeded (77 apprentices at January
          Young People and schools by March 2009                                                                       2009) and aiming to employ 108 by December
                                                                                                                       2009. Will also aim to take on more looked
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                                                                                                                       after children and young people who are not in
                                                                                                                       employment, education or training.

CO5.3     Economic Development                                                   LCDL          Barry Moreton
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                                  Milestone                                       Directorate   Owner           Current Current Commentary                                What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                Status                                                    future?
CO5.3.1   Providing quarterly performance reports to the Lancashire County   LCDL               Barry Moreton /         All reports have been provided to deadline and All deadlines will be achieved
          Development Ltd (LCDL) Board and the Office of the Chief Executive                    Paul Young         G    the required standard. We are on course to
          Business Plan throughout 2008/09                                                                              achieve all outputs targets.
CO5.3.2   Achieving LAA reward targets for 2006/10 and making reward grant   LCDL               Barry Moreton /         Worklessness Target is achieved, Business
          claims for worklessness by December 2008, apprenticeships by                          Paul Young              Starts Target is within 20 of the target and will
          December 2010, business starts by June 2009 and business                                                      be achieved in January 2009, Business
          survivors by June 2010                                                                                        Survivals will be achieved if the level of
                                                                                                                        performance in year one is maintained, but
                                                                                                                   G    “credit crunch” could influence this trend.
                                                                                                                        Progress towards achieving the public sector
                                                                                                                        apprenticeship target is good in the volume of
                                                                                                                        starts, with the County Council contributing
                                                                                                                        168 starts to date. This measure is due to be
                                                                                                                        completed in December 2010.
CO5.3.3   Agreeing new LAA targets and action plans and setting targets by        LCDL          Barry Moreton /          LAA targets agreed by 2008, and work in
          September 2008                                                                        Paul Young              progress to develop action plans, in the light of
                                                                                                                   A    the recent economic downturn. New
                                                                                                                        partnership action plans will be completed in
                                                                                                                        March 2009


CO6 A Place Where People Can Travel Easily & Safely
CO6.1    Accessibility & Social Inclusion                                        ENV            Andrew Mullany
CO6.1.1 Delivering Annual Monitoring Report accessibility indicators to district ENV            Oliver Starkey           Now complete.
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         councils by January 2009                                                                                        A bid was made for European funding for a
CO6.1.2 Investigating and, if appropriate, developing a pilot scheme for co-     ENV            Oliver Starkey           Burnley and Pendle Integrated transport
         ordinated transport procurement with the NHS by April 2009                                                      project which would have included co-
                                                                                                                         ordinated transport with the
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                                                                                                                         NHS. Unfortunately, the bid was unsuccessful
                                                                                                                         and we are awaiting further information on
                                                                                                                         funding bids from the EU.
CO6.2     Improving Our Transport Network                                         ENV
CO6.2.1   Completing the Nelson Interchange by the end of March 2009              ENV           Andy Whitlam        G    Now complete on target.
CO6.2.2   Contributing to at least three town centre master plans by March 2009   ENV           Mike Kirby          G    Target has been met.
CO6.2.3   Completing the East Preston Park and Ride by September 2008             ENV           Wai Kee Leung            Work is progressing well and on track for
                                                                                                                    A    completion by end of April. I anticipate the car
                                                                                                                         park to be open in May this year.
CO6.2.4   Introducing a highway works noticing process by the end of April 2008 ENV             Brian Eagle         G    Completed
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                                  Milestone                                     Directorate   Owner             Current Current Commentary                               What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                                Status                                                   future?
CO6.2.5   Delivering a report for network management duty by autumn 2008        ENV           Rick Hayton               GONW have now reviewed Lancashire‟s draft
                                                                                                                        mid-term report on the Network Management
                                                                                                                        Duty, as part of the broader LTP mid-term
                                                                                                                        report process mentioned in the Quarter 2
                                                                                                                        update. GONW have advised all traffic
                                                                                                                        authorities to amend their progress plans in
                                                                                                                        line with any advice resulting from the DfT
                                                                                                                        Network Management Duty workshops that
                                                                                                                        took place in the autumn, and to ensure they
                                                                                                                        reflect the guidance on Intervention Criteria.
                                                                                                                        GONW have however not seen a need to
                                                                                                                   G    make any recommendations for specifically
                                                                                                                        improving Lancashire‟s draft report on the
                                                                                                                        Network Management Duty. The DfT have yet
                                                                                                                        to provide feedback from the aforementioned
                                                                                                                        workshops, and GONW have advised that
                                                                                                                        authorities will be expected to cater for any
                                                                                                                        specific recommendations that may result, in
                                                                                                                        their future work plans. The Network
                                                                                                                        Management report has therefore now been
                                                                                                                        incorporated in its final form into the LTP mid-
                                                                                                                        term report.
CO6.3     Children & Young People Travelling Safely                             ENV
CO6.3.1   Reducing road traffic accidents involving children and young people   ENV           Peter Andrews              Schemes to provide school travel plans          A number of vacancies have
                                                                                                                         and theatre projects in schools and             now been authorised to enable
                                                                                                                         colleges are on or exceeding targets.           work on these projects to
                                                                                                                         There has also been a significant reduction     continue.
                                                                                                                   G     in the number of children KSI according to
                                                                                                                         the unverified figures. However delivery of
                                                                                                                         right start pedestrian schemes and the
                                                                                                                         promotion of safety education in primary
                                                                                                                         schools have been endangered due to staff


CO7 A Place Where People Can Enjoy a High Quality Environment
CO7.1    Delivering the Lancashire Climate Change Strategy & a                  ENV           Andrew
         Lancashire County Council Carbon Management Programme                                Mullaney
CO7.1.1 Reviewing the Lancashire Local Climate Change Fund by Spring            ENV           Claire Phillips            Lancashire Local Climate Change Fund
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         2009                                                                                                            reviewed by Spring 2009.
CO7.1.2 Holding a Lancashire Climate Change Summit by autumn 2008               ENV           Claire Phillips            Action has slipped. Summit delay while we
                                                                                                                         awaited important regional research
                                                                                                                   A     report. Delay agreed by Cabinet Committee on
                                                                                                                         Climate Change. Summit will now take place in
                                                                                                                         Feb 2009.
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                                   Milestone                                   Directorate   Owner             Current Current Commentary                                  What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                               Status                                                      future?
CO7.1.3   Publishing the Lancashire Climate Change Strategy by November        ENV           Claire Phillips           Action slipped. Strategy had been redrafted to
          2008                                                                                                         take account of emerging regional research
                                                                                                                  A    from the NWRA. Strategy will be published in
                                                                                                                       Jan 2009. Agreed by Cabinet Committee on
                                                                                                                       Climate Change.
CO7.1.4   Launching the Lancashire Carbon Compensation Scheme by May          ENV            Claire Phillips           Lancashire Carbon Compensation Scheme
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          2008                                                                                                         launched by April 2008.
CO7.1.5   Launching a Lancashire Climate Club Scheme to help employees and ENV               Claire Phillips           The „Climate Club‟ was launched in June             Take up has not been as
          residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint by June 2005                                          2008, and so meets the target in full.              successful as we would like, and it
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                                                                                                                                                                           is soon to be refreshed, with a
                                                                                                                                                                           new focussed marketing strategy.
CO7.2     Delivering Sustainable Waste Management                              ENV
CO7.2.1   Delivering the Public Finance Initiative (PFI) contract for waste    ENV           Dick Ellis                 Key milestones have not yet been agreed but
          facilities at Thornton and Leyland during 2008/09                                                             discussions are ongoing. The Contractor
                                                                                                                        accepted the Councils position that progress
                                                                                                                        was behind programme but is now saying that
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                                                                                                                        through efficiencies they are back on
                                                                                                                        programme. The current position compared
                                                                                                                        against the key milestones will confirm or
                                                                                                                        reject this assertion.
CO7.2.2   Starting work on waste transfer stations for Pendle, West Lancashire, ENV          Dick Ellis                 It is now almost certain that the Pendle WTS
          Preston and Lancaster during 2008/09                                                                          will not get planning approval. LCC is awaiting
                                                                                                                        confirmation that Pendle will withdraw the
                                                                                                                        application that they submitted to themselves
                                                                                                                        for determination. This will mean that the
                                                                                                                        Pendle WTS will not be built at the Fleet Street
                                                                                                                        Depot. A Planning Application has been
                                                                                                                  G     submitted by West Lancs to itself for
                                                                                                                        determination in early February for the
                                                                                                                        construction of the WTS at their depot.
                                                                                                                        Indications are that this will be approved and
                                                                                                                        that work will commence on site during 2008 –
                                                                                                                        09. Contractors have been identified for
                                                                                                                        construction of the Middleton and Preston
                                                                                                                        WTS and again should be on site during 2008
                                                                                                                        – 09.
CO7.2.3   Starting the planning application and compulsory purchase order      ENV           Marcus Hudson              A planning application for the Link Road has
          process for the Huncoat link road and waste technology park during                                            now been submitted (22 August 2008) to the
          2008/09                                                                                                       County Council for determination. Cabinet has
                                                                                                                        agreed (4 September 2008) to the making of
                                                                                                                  G     Compulsory Purchase Orders for the Waste
                                                                                                                        Technology Park and Link Road. [Note: At the
                                                                                                                        time of writing, Orders have been submitted
                                                                                                                        (w/c 12 October 2008) to the Secretary of
                                                                                                                        State for confirmation.
CO7.2.4   Developing a Procurement Sustainability Policy in response to the    RS            Tony Ashcroft              Sustainability Policy completed and launched.
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          Sustainable Task Force Action Plan
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                                  Milestone                                      Directorate   Owner         Current Current Commentary                                 What are the prospects for the
                                                                                                             Status                                                     future?
CO7.2.5   Extending pilot kitchen waste recycling services in partnership with   ENV           Sue Procter           Food waste Collections
          district councils through:
          ● 10,000 households taking part in the pilot during 2008/09                                                The beginning which talks about Preston is still
          ● Working in partnership with at least three district councils                                             the same – this service has been rolled out.
          ● 20,000 households receiving kitchen waste collection services                                            We then talk about running five pilots in two
          during 2008/09                                                                                             authorities and that South Ribble and Chorley
                                                                                                                     had registered an interest in delivering these.
                                                                                                                     The update is that we have worked closely with
                                                                                                                G    Chorley and South Ribble and they are now
                                                                                                                     ready to roll out the service to approximately
                                                                                                                     7,500 additional properties across the two
                                                                                                                     authorities in February 2009. These services
                                                                                                                     will provide valuable information which will be
                                                                                                                     used by LCC and the Lancashire Waste
                                                                                                                     Partnership to roll out more services in the
                                                                                                                     future.
CO7.3     Encouraging Children & Young People to Care For The                    CYP           Julian Sims
          Environment
CO7.3.1   Encouraging at least 50 additional schools to register as working      CYP           Julian Sims           Conference for Primary Schools to promote
          towards the Eco-Schools Standard during 2008/09 (currently 209)                                            the National Framework for Sustainable
                                                                                                                     Schools and registration for Eco-School
                                                                                                                     accreditation to be held at Borwick Hall on
                                                                                                                     Friday 23rd January 2009. The importance of
                                                                                                                     the National Framework and Eco-School
                                                                                                                     registration is being identified by Primary and
                                                                                                                     Secondary School Advisers as part of their
                                                                                                                G    School Service Guarantee (SSG) visits and as
                                                                                                                     a Performance Management objective by
                                                                                                                     School Improvement Partners (SIPs) for head
                                                                                                                     teachers. SSG and SIP support is linked to
                                                                                                                     improving standards within schools and the
                                                                                                                     assessment of progress regarding the
                                                                                                                     development of the Sustainable Schools
                                                                                                                     agenda on section 1b (last bullet point) of the
                                                                                                                     School Self Evaluation Form.
CO7.3.2   Helping to increase the number of schools achieving the Eco-Schools CYP              Julian Sims           Progress continues with supporting schools
          Silver Standard by 15 (currently 70) and the number achieving the full                                     self assessment to achieve the Eco-School
          Green Standard by five (currently two) during 2008/09                                                      silver standard - as identified above. External
                                                                                                                G    moderation has currently identified 13 Green
                                                                                                                     Flag Eco-Schools within Lancashire Local
                                                                                                                     Authority - 10 primary and 3 secondary
                                                                                                                     schools.

				
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