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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 G 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 G 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 G 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 G 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 G 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 G 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 A 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 A 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 G 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, G 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 G after children and young people who are not in employment, education or training. CO5.3 Economic Development LCDL Barry Moreton Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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. G 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 R 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 Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 G 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. Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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 G 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 G 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 A 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. G Sustainable Task Force Action Plan Annual Delivery Plan 2008/09 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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