As he presented the report, Alan Morris, the Wales Audit Office Relationship Manager for Gwynedd said: “The report gives a positive image of the Council’s work in a number of fields. For example, in terms of the services the Council provides to taxpayers, the majority are performing well. In addition, progress was seen in some fields where improvement was needed, and the Council has acknowledged one or two other fields in need of attention.”
Council Leader, Councillor Richard Parry Hughes responded: “I’m very pleased that the report gives such a positive image of the Council, and that only minor areas need attention. Council staff are to be praised for this.”
Chief Executive Harry Thomas said: “It’s heartening to receive independent confirmation that Gwynedd Council continues to improve in terms of its overall performance. Once again, I must pay tribute to the efforts of hard working staff and councillors. However there is no room for complacency and we must modernise to address the remaining areas that cause concern and also further improve overall performance in a very challenging financial climate.”
Full copies of the Annual Letter are available on the Council’s website (follow the link below) and at the main offices and libraries.