Here’s a bit of a plug for something at the council.
For the past year or so we’ve had the Sandwell Scorecard on the council’s website.
We think it’s pretty exciting in the world of local government and something no other councils do.
Essentially, it’s a way of boiling down everything Sandwell is doing – from protecting kids and collecting rubbish to investing in big regeneration projects and looking after old folk.
It’s all set out on the website for everyone to have a look at.
It outlines how we’ve drawn up our top priorities after listening and talking to residents, explains what we aim to do to improve things and gives updates on the progress we’re making.
As I say, the Scorecard’s been there for a year or so, but now there’s something new on it – a short video which introduces what the Scorecard’s all about and how it works.
The video includes a bit from me on the council’s overall thinking – and another bit from Chief Executive, Jan Britton on how people can click through the Scorecard to get the level of detail they want on what the council’s doing.
It also explains how people can fill in mini-surveys online to give us their views so we can continue to take them into account.
I guess I’m biased but I think the Scorecard’s well worth a look at – especially now the video’s there to introduce it.
I’d also encourage everyone to take advantage of the mini-surveys to let us know what you think.
PS: Just to confirm, too, that the video hasn’t cost a fortune. We didn’t pay some hotsy-totsy film company to make it. It’s been put together by people who work for the council.