Croydon Cabinet to adopt measures to monitor performance

In a paper ‘Ambitious for Croydon – Key Outcomes and Performance Measures’ the Croydon Council Cabinet meeting on 19 January will be considering adopting some key tools to monitor the Council’s performance against the following key outcomes:

  • To create a place where people and businesses want to be
  • To help families be resilient and able to maximise their life chances and independence
  • To create a place that communities are proud of and want to look after as their neighbourhood
  • To be innovative and enterprising in using available resources to change lives for the better
  • To enable more local people to access a wider range of jobs
  • To help people from all communities live longer, healthier lives through positive lifestyle choices
  • To make parks and open spaces a cultural resource
  • To drive fairness for all communities, people and places
  • To grow a thriving and lively cultural offer which engages communities and supports regeneration
  • To protect children and vulnerable adults from harm and exploitation
  • To create a place where people feel safe and are safe
  • To be digital by design in meeting the needs of local people
  • To enable people of all ages to reach their potential through access to quality schools and learning
  • To help families and individuals be more financially resilient and live affordable lives
  • To build a place that is easy and safe for all to get to and move around in
  • To be open and transparent and put communities at the heart of decision making
  • To provide a decent, safe and affordable home for every local resident who needs one
  • To prevent domestic and sexual violence where possible, support victims and hold perpetrators to account
  • To improve wellbeing across all communities through sport and physical activity
  • To have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs

The key principles underlining the proposed ‘robust and comprehensive performance framework’ are as follows:

  • Openness, transparency and accountability.
  • A focus on real outcomes for local people.
  • A focus on fairness.

Note: One of the main outcomes that is not explicit relates to addressing racism and hostility between different sections of the community.

The paper can be accessed at


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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