SOLIHULL Council has retained its three star rating in this year’s Comprehensive Performance Assess-ment (CPA).
This means that the Audit Commission has judged the local authority to be “improving well”. The independent watchdog ranks local councils out of four stars
At this week’s meeting of the Full Council, council leader Councillor Ken Meeson said he was pleased by the report - particularly the verdict when it came to value for money.
“It is a matter of considerable pride that despite getting a rotten level of central grant and despite having a relatively low council tax, Solihull continues to win national praise for efficiency and good services and I hope that everyone will celebrate the fact that the Audit Commission judgement released this week has given us the highest rate possible for providing Value for Money to its residents.”
All councils have been subject to CPAs since 2002, although the old assessments will be replaced by Comprehensive Area Assessments from next year.
The full report should be published tomorrow (Thursday). Go to www.audit-commission.gov.uk to find out more.