South Ayrshire Council Plans
Since the review of service planning in January 2009, significant progress has been
made to align and strengthen the Council’s arrangements, within a clear service
In October 2009, the Council agreed a Corporate Plan which draws clear linkages
between the aims and objectives set out in the plan and the Councils Vision and
Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) for the local Community Planning Partnership. Indicators
of success and a reporting cycle were also agreed.
The next layer of planning was put in place at the October Leadership Panel. Directorate
Plans were agreed which provide directorate level detail and linkages through the
Corporate Plan to the Vision and SOA. Indicators of success were set out against
each task. The Leadership Panel took the decision to remit the Directorate Plans
to the relevant Standing Scrutiny Panels. To aid scrutiny consideration, a mapping
was undertaken which showed which directorate objectives were encompassed within
the remit of each Scrutiny Panel. It also identified the portfolio holder responsible
for each directorate objective.
The next stage in the development of the golden thread is connecting directorate
tasks with team and individual work programmes. The Performance and Development
Review (PDR) system currently being rolled out across the Council will ensure there
is a connection between the objectives of every individual and the Council’s
aims and objectives.
The on-going implementation of PDR is scheduled to be introduced to every service
area by March 2010. At that point, we will have the first complete golden thread
which connects what each individual does in the organisation through directorate
objectives and corporate aims through to the Council’s Vision.