Council outlines vision for the next four years
Cabinet councillors have approved a plan that sets out the council's overarching priorities and aims for the next four years.
The plan has five key areas:
- Delivering high quality, responsive services to local people
- Supporting local people through challenging times
- Providing leadership in tackling the climate and nature emergencies
- Creating sustainable community wealth
- Building genuinely affordable homes
Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: "This plan presents our commitments to residents and businesses for the next four years, and provides us with a firm basis to work from as we continue to navigate through challenging times.
"At the top of the list is our continued support for vulnerable people in Lewes district who are struggling to make ends meet through the cost of living crisis. Alongside this we will be doubling down on our efforts to tackle the climate and nature emergencies, as well as maintaining high standards in our frontline services."
Around 120 people and local organisations took part in a public consultation on the plan throughout December 2023, with more than two thirds of respondents strongly agreeing or agreeing with all five key areas.
Councillor Nicholson added: "This plan reflects what local people have told us matters most to them and we look forward to putting it into action, making Lewes district an even better place to live in the years ahead."
Full Council will decide upon Cabinet's recommendation to adopt the plan.
Published on February 5, 2024.