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Friday, February 23, 2007

Kent County Council gets better and better

The Audit Commission has once again declared Conservative-controlled Kent County Council amongst the best in the country. Once again, the council was awarded the maximum 4 stars for overall performance, and was also described as "improving strongly", which is the top improvement score available. Kent is one of only two counties in the country to get top marks in both categories, a fete also achieved in every previous year that the Comprehensive Performance Management has run.

It's all a far cry from the dark days of Lib-Dem/Labour coalition rule in the 1990s. At that time Kent was ranked as the worst performing county council in the country, with failing schools, closed libraries, poorly maintained roads and a poor record on recycling.

The score broke down as follows:

Use of resources 4* (up from 3*)
Children and Young People 3* (unchanged)
Culture including libraries 4* (up from 2*)
Environment 4* (up from 3*)
Social Care 3* (unchanged)

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