Erewash Borough Council’s Annual Report, which outlines the key achievements across its priority areas, has been approved at a meeting of Council Executive this week (Tuesday 5 December).
The 2016/17 report also includes the financial position and the council’s priorities and vision to take the borough forward.
Among the messages and achievements featured in the report are:
That for every £1 of council tax paid by a resident, the borough council receives 11p. Derbyshire County Council receives 74p, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner 11p and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority 4p.
The council reduced fly tipping incidents for the second year running from 302 in 2014/15 to 255 in the last financial year.
Tackling the causes of climate change remains a key priority and, among the achievements, is a 17.5% reduction in the council’s C02 emissions over the last three financial years.
Encouraging a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages has seen a range of targeted programmes. Almost 879,000 people visited the council’s leisure centres during the year, including just over 677,500 for sporting activities.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
Our Annual Report is a valuable way of showing residents the positive results we have achieved across all our priority areas. We are committed to keeping residents informed about how their money is being spent on the things that matter in our borough and this report is an important platform that allows us to do just that.
The Annual Report 201/17 will be available to view online at www.erewash.gov.uk soon, while a small number of printed copies will be displayed in the reception areas of the council’s buildings. Hard copies can be provided on request by calling 0115 907 2244.