Public performance reporting

South Ayrshire performs

If you are looking to find out more about how the Council and the Community Planning Partnership are performing, this page should help you.

South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership

The main performance report for the Partnership is against our Local Outcomes Improvement Plan and Local Place Plan, which is reported upon once a year. This report is prepared in line with Scottish Government requirements, reflecting how the partners have worked together to deliver a range of outcomes, that will improve the quality of life for people in South Ayrshire. The CPP also scrutinise a number of reports from partner organisations.

South Ayrshire Council

The Council reports against priorities set out in the Council Plan. It reflects the contribution of all services across the Council, identifying the difference that has been made towards the range of outcomes that the Council is pursuing. The Plan has undergone a mid-term refresh which means the Council commitments are underpinned by 21 ambition statements and a work programme which focuses on the improvement programme.

Council services

Our individual services are regularly held to account by Councillors during scrutiny at meetings of panels such Service and Performance, Audit and Governance and the Partnership Panel. Our Performance Management Framework sets out our approach to performance monitoring and reporting. All panel papers are available on the council website.

In addition we prepare a number of reports on individual services, which provide more detail about specific aspects of the Council’s services. More information can also be found on the public performance reports page or throughout the website as part of individual service and topic pages.


We also look to compare our performance with other Councils, to help us assess how we are doing and to allow you, the public, to see our performance in context.

By ‘benchmarking’ our performance we are able to see whether there might be opportunities to learn from others who appear to be doing things better than us, and also to share our best practice, all with the common aim of helping to drive improvement.

One of the ways we do this is through the Scottish Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) where performance against 80 measures is compared across Scotland. You can access the most recent information against these measures on these on the dedicated LGBF website.

To explore this data further, please use the link below:


We are always keen to receive comments and suggestions on our approach to Public Performance Reporting, to ensure that it is relevant and effective. If you have any views, please contact:

Performance Reporting

Policy and Performance
County Buildings
Wellington Square

Tel: 01292 616696