About Devon County Council

Our website  provides help and advice and describes what the County Council does and how it is organised. Some information especially relevant to the Peer Challenge is available below on this page.

Our structure

Our new streamlined Leadership Team introduced in August 2016 matches our overall purpose and provides greater focus on adults & families, children and communities.

The Committee Structure includes Cabinet , four Scrutiny committees and several other committees and forums .

Our transformation plans

The “Better Devon” web site  describes why we are redesigning our organisation, the approach being employed and the roles and responsibilities of those involved. The “One Plan” that summarises the journey is also available here.

Listening to our communities

Two Community Surveys provide a useful snapshot of the quality of life in Devon today:

  • The Community Insight Survey, undertaken in late 2015, was open to all but targeted minority and potentially excluded groups including those not online to ask about people’s direct experience of services and aspects of their lives. 1,332 people participated. View full results.
  • The #WeAreDevon Community Survey in summer 2016 was an online survey aimed at the general population to ask more broadly about people’s overall perceptions of life in Devon and aspects of community life. 1,321 people participated. View full results.

A number of other surveys and consultations provide feedback on particular issues.

Finance

Devon Finance Services is the County Council’s finance support team, managing capital and revenue expenditure and providing high quality financial support, information and advice. The Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget Book provides four year revenue and capital projections and detailed budget information for 2016/17.

The Annual Audit Letter confirms we have put in place proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in our use of resources for the year ending 31 March 2015.

 

 

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