Environmental Dashboards + #Manchester Strategy = I heart Richard Leese

You can now film Council meetings (1). At Finance Scrutiny (one of the 6 committees that attempts to hold the bosses’ feet to the fire) the Leader of the Council, Richard Leese, spoke briefly about the Manchester Strategy 2015-2024. This will replace the existing “community strategy”, and will be consulted on next year.
He makes mention (starting at about 1 min 40) of three “dashboards” which monitor how things are going on the economy, social policy and the environment.These are updated monthly.

I distinctly remember being told a year or so ago that a monthly environmental dashboard would be difficult/impossible and only a long-term possibility. It’s all very intriguing.

So, I’ve just written to a the Head of Policy, Partnerships and Research and to the Environmental Strategy Manager to find out more.

Dear Mr Sadler and Ms Bowles,

yesterday I attended Finance Scrutiny Committee. During the discussion of the Manchester Strategy, the Council Leader, Richard Leese, mentioned that there are three dashboards that are maintained, and that these are “an economic one, a social policy one and an environmental one” that are “updated on a monthly basis” and that these are “real-time” dashboards.

Where on the Manchester City Council website can I find the Environmental Dashboards for the months of May, June and July 2014?

I note that the Economy Scrutiny Committee receives Real Time Economy Dashboard in its Overview Reports.

I also wonder if the members of the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee already receive the equivalent? From the discussions on Tuesday 26th and looking at the Overview Report for that committee, it seemed they do not.

Many thanks in advance for your reply

Marc Hudson

Watch this space!

Marc Hudson

(1) This is, potentially, a game changer, imho. Or part of changing the game, at least.


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