'Efficient and Effective' Council

An independent review of Shepway District Council's spending in 2016/17 has praised it for being efficient and effective in managing its resources.

In the annual audit letter presented to Cabinet on Thursday (14 December) London-based auditors, Grant-Thornton, said the council had put proper arrangements in place to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of its resources and delivered value for money.

"In all significant respects, the audited party (Shepway District Council ) takes properly informed decisions and deploys resources to achieve planned and sustainable outcomes for taxpayers and local people."