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LGA 'full of positive observations' on council

Cabinet councillors have warmly welcomed a report by the Local Government Association (LGA) into the work of Lewes District Council, with the Leader describing it as a 'huge accomplishment'.

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The week-long visit by an independent team reported that staff were hard-working, political leaders gave clear direction and leadership, the chief executive and senior management team is well-respected and other local organisations consider the council a trusted partner. 

While the process is not mandatory, the council wanted an external perspective on all operations, particularly following the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the authority.

Following today's (July 13) Cabinet meeting at which the report was considered, Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: 

"This independent inspection report is full of positive observations and feedback, representing a huge accomplishment for the council and previous administration in the face of unprecedented pressures created by the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. 

"Kudos to our hard-working staff who have responded brilliantly during these difficult times and continue in their efforts to make life better for Lewes district residents." 

The inspection recognised the council's efforts to address the financial challenges created by the pandemic and highlights the current economic climate, cost of living crisis and inflationary pressures as factors the authority will also have to manage.

Published on July 17, 2023.

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