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Ceredigion continues to perform well in 2016-17 despite funding cuts

​Data for National Strategic Indicators and Public Accountability measures released on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by the Welsh Government indicate that Ceredigion is in the top six performing authorities in Wales.
​The report shows that performance over a range of services such as education, environment and housing in Ceredigion is either the best or it continues to improve.

Ceredigion has the second highest number of performance indicators in the top quarter compared to the other councils in Wales and for 8 out of 23 indicators used for comparison, Ceredigion was ranked best in Wales. For 9 of the measures, Ceredigion’s performance improved compared to 2015-16. There was a slight drop in performance for 9 of them and 3 were maintained.

Ceredigion’s performance is ranked ‘best in Wales’ in the categories of: every pupil aged 15 in the county left school, training or work based learning with at least one approved qualification; 70.5% of pupils achieved the Level 2 threshold including a GCSE grade A*-C in English or Welsh first language and mathematics; all highways inspected were of a high or acceptable standard of cleanliness. 73% of our waste was prepared for reuse and/or re-cycled.

Services across the Council that showed an ‘improved’ performance include: the percentage of B-roads in poor condition decreased in 2015-16 to 3.0%; 93.63% of food establishments are broadly compliant with food hygiene standards; more adults over 60 hold concessionary bus passes than in previous years; and secondary school attendance levels improved to 94.6%.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Improvement and Performance Management said: “It is pleasing to read the performance report 2016-17, demonstrating that Ceredigion County Council continues to provide high quality services despite the significant and continuing decrease in its budget.”

For details of 2016-17 performance across Ceredigion and the rest of Wales, visit: