Community Planning Performance Report

Published on Tuesday 9 November 2021

The 2020/21 Community Planning Performance report, which highlights the wealth of activity delivered during the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 is now available.

The Angus Community Plan Annual Report 2020-21 can be found on our website.

It was approved at the meeting of Angus Council on 4 November 2021 and outlines the progress made towards achieving the Community Planning vision – Angus is a great place to live, work and visit.  

Community Planning is a statutory responsibility for each Local Authority and brings public bodies alongside local communities to work together, designing and delivering better services that make a real difference to people's lives.

Community Planning drives public service reform by focusing partnership working on specific local circumstances. Throughout the report are case studies featuring local examples of work linked to the three Community Planning priorities: -

  • Reducing child poverty
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Improving accessibility and connectivity

This report also outlines the continued work undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the partnership has changed its approach to service delivery. That message of recovery will continue as the Angus Community Plan is refreshed in 2022 to better reflect the environment in which the partnership is l now working and the new challenges and opportunities within this area.

Angus Community Planning Chair Margo Williamson said: “As Chair, I am very proud to bring this report forward to Angus Council. What this report demonstrates is that not only has the partnership come together to support the community to address the huge challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also delivered on and improved its work on key priorities. This has only been possible because of the commitment to and belief in the power of partnership working.

“The pandemic is far from over, but the strong relationships created form a solid basis for recovery and I believe that this is an exciting time for the partnership, with new opportunities to focus on the shared goal of improving the quality of life for the people of Angus.”

Hayley Mearns Vice Chair of the Community Planning Partnership and CEO of Voluntary Action Angus said: “I am extremely proud of the partnership working, which is highlighted in this CPP performance report. The impact the partnership has had on the community is huge and is continuing to grow. Although the pandemic was a very difficult time for all, I believe that partnership working flourished during this time and allowed all partners an opportunity to come together and deliver in a much more effective and innovative way which has shaped our future working.”

From January 2022, the partnership will be seeking the public’s views on what activities should take priority to achieve the vision. For up-to-date information on engagement sessions and how to provide feedback, follow the Angus CPP us on Twitter @AngusCPP or through the Angus Council’s social media channels.

For more information contact: Communications@angus.gov.uk