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Allerdale Borough Council achieves key goals for 2021/2022

Luke Stamper

Luke Stamper

Posted on 23 June 2022

The last twelve months have been very successful for Allerdale Borough Council.

At the most recent Executive Meeting, held on Wednesday 22 June, Executive members reviewed the success of the Council’s performance in the final quarter of the financial year and against key targets for the year. 

The council regularly reviews performance against these targets and its agreed Delivery Plan. These are all designed to meet the council’s six priority themes as outlined in its Council Strategy 2020-2030. 

Throughout the year 2021/22, Allerdale Borough Council has completed a wide array of projects, including the introduction of new outdoor market spaces, a review of the Council’s procurement regime, and providing financial help to support local sporting clubs and associations. 

Work has also progressed on the key economic regeneration schemes for Maryport, Workington, as well as at Lillyhall. 

In this time, Allerdale Borough Council have also achieved goals to grow the borough’s visitor economy by extending their Taste Cumbria food festivals to Wigton and Maryport and continuing to market Allerdale as a visitor destination through its social media and other channels. Further to this, the council has also helped local businesses through its Shop Local and All Doing Digital campaigns.

The council has also helped those most in need through its Resilient Communities Strategy which has seen many local organisations receive grants of up to £5,000 to support their local projects. 

In addition, the council has helped make Allerdale cleaner and greener by actively tackling fly tipping across Allerdale, and through the implementation of a revised climate change action plan. 

Remarking on the successes achieved in the last quarter of 2021-2022, Leader of Allerdale Borough, Councillor Mike Johnson said: “I’m delighted to see what we have achieved in the last quarter of 2021-2022, and throughout the full financial year.   

“We have made great progress towards achieving the goals set out in the Council’s Strategy 2020-2030. Some of the key highlights for me include progressing the Maryport regeneration projects as well as the schemes for the Workington under the Town Deal, introducing great new market spaces for residents across the borough to enjoy and extending the Taste Cumbria events to more of our towns, and helping sports clubs and associations across Allerdale with much needed funding.   

“But we’ve also tackled the things which can really affect the quality of people’s lives – such as flytipping. 

“Let’s not forget also that this has been achieved with a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic which has added immense extra pressure on our resources and officer time.  

“Therefore, this report makes very pleasing reading and I'm proud of what we have all achieved for the residents and businesses in Allerdale.  

“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the final year for Allerdale which will lay a foundation of success for the new Cumberland Council to build upon.” 

All progress made by the Council is measured by the Council’s Corporate Management Framework.  The framework has been aligned with the Council Strategy 2020-2030 through the Delivery Plan 2021/22 (agreed by the Executive in May 2021).