Open Council: how we perform against other councils

Wandsworth is committed to being an Open Council, making it easy for residents to find out how we spend your money and how good we are at delivering those services.

Performance tool

We are committed to providing the best possible services to our residents and stakeholders, and to being as transparent as we can be about how well we are delivering them.

As a result, we have developed a unique tool that shows the Council’s performance across a range of Key Performance Indicators and compares how we are performing against other London boroughs (or Local Authorities).

The latest version of this tool presents comparative key performance indicator results in an interactive format.

All indicators presented are featured within Wandsworth Council’s Corporate plan and Corporate Indicator set and have been sourced using the latest available publicly listed data. 

The tool is best viewed using a laptop or desktop-based large screen.

How to use the tool

Indicators are presented in an overall list on the left-hand side of the page under the heading of ‘Theme’.

You can scroll through the list and select any indicator. This updates the view of the rest of the information on the screen:

Beneath the list a bar chart will show Wandsworth’s performance relative to where it sits in terms of overall performance, i.e. 1st (best performing) or 32nd (worst performing) out of all London boroughs.

On the upper right-hand side of the page a map of results by quartile is displayed for all London boroughs.

Top performing quartiles (A) i.e. top 8 boroughs of 32, are showed in green. Bottom performing quartiles (D) i.e. bottom 8 boroughs of 32, are displayed in red. In between are quartiles C and B. If you hover over any London borough you can see the result for the selected indicator. In addition, the bar chart at the bottom is also interactive and you can also hover over any London borough to see their respective result.

In the bottom right hand corner of the page, the metadata for that indicator is shown. Metadata shows more information about the indicator, such as where the data has been sourced, the data period covered as well as results for Wandsworth, England and London.

View the data

How do we spend your money?

Alongside the Council's budget, we publish the details of everything we spend over £500 month by month.

We publish the full salaries of all our senior officers, a detailed staff structure chart, and the allowances paid to elected members (Councillors).

We publish our contracts register which shows all contracts held between the Council and vendors with a value of £25,000 or more.

See Open data and transparency for more information.

What do our residents say?

We regularly seek the views of residents on how satisfied they are about the services we deliver. The latest residents' survey conducted in 2019 showed that 85% of people are satisfied with the way the Council is running the local area. The next survey is due to be conducted in 2021.