Capital continues as most improved authority

New figures show that Edinburgh is one of the two most improved Scottish urban councils over the last three years.

This builds on a similar analysis by the Council of national indicators last year which placed Edinburgh first when viewed against other comparable authorities.

Council Leader Jenny Dawe welcomed the results: "This is a rigorous process that shows there is good news on our performance compared to our peers over a three year period. This is the second time we've done this assessment and it demonstrates we're maintaining improvements on a wide range of Council services. I would be proud of this achievement at any time but it's especially noteworthy given that we've also been dealing with the impacts of the global recession."

Councillor Dawe added: "We can see that there are a few areas where we need to make improvements or to increase the pace of change, but overall I am pleased about the progress being made towards our aim of becoming the best performing local authority in Scotland."

The figures and details of the assessment are included in a report to be considered by councillors at a meeting of the Policy and Strategy committee on Tuesday 19 January 2010.

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