Corporate Asset Management

Our Corporate Asset Management strategy incorporates property, roads and structures, open spaces, IT and vehicles

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Asset management has assumed an increasingly prominent role over recent years and is a key part of the overall drive to secure best value in service provision.

Appropriate use of assets can make the difference between good and poor service delivery and assist in front line service provision.

In addition, the Scottish Government's efficiency agenda clearly identifies asset management as a major workstream where significant public service efficiencies are to be achieved. Ensuring that assets are used effectively will ensure that long-term efficiency savings are identified.

West Lothian embraces this approach to deliver service improvements and long-term efficiencies through the better use of assets. The key strands of this are

  • A corporate and co-ordinated approach to asset management
  • Implementing the Corporate Asset Management strategy.
  • Clear arrangements for the management of assets within the council.
  • Regularly measuring the performance of assets.
  • Full integration of capital and revenue spending decisions with asset management planning.
  • A structured, systematic and fully documented process for asset management
  • Prioritisation of capital investment need

West Lothian Council is committed to making efficient and effective use of its assets. A Corporate Asset Management strategy has been prepared that incorporates and the following asset types:

  • Property
  • Roads and Structures
  • Open Spaces
  • IT
  • Vehicles
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Property assets are essential to the services delivered by West Lothian Council. Managing these assets is a structured process that seeks to ensure best value for money from property assets and improved performance in meeting strategic needs.
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West Lothian Council fully support the school estate strategy Building Our Future: Scotland's School Estate vision for 21st Century schools that provide well designed, well built and well managed schools that support national and local priorities, inspire children, young people and communities.
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West Lothian Council recognises that the ownership of property assets (land and buildings) can contribute to the empowerment of communities. Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.