Figures uncovered by Liberal Democrats show that Redcar & Cleveland Council only managed to meet half of its targets last year.
At the full Council meeting this month, Lib Dem members asked the Labour Leader of the Council whether these figures amounted to a failure of the council’s “Our Plan” strategy.
Figures also show that 86% of “milestones” were completed by the council in its work. These are the mechanisms by which the measures are achieved.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Josh Mason (pictured) commented:
“Labour are achieving their milestones but not their targets. This suggests that there is something radically wrong with the way they are tackling things.
“Cllr Dunning was unable to provide any justification for why this was the case and instead gave a long list of what he considered key ‘achievements’ of the last year.
“I am deeply concerned that the Labour Group continues to prioritise their extravagant building programme to the detriment of other targets: job creation; business support; educational attainment and health inequalities.”