A message from Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council.
"Last year, we published the first ever East Suffolk Strategic Plan. We want to deliver the best possible quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in and visits East Suffolk and this plan is our ‘compass’, guiding all our decision making.
"Now, we are telling the story of how we got here and what we have achieved, one year on from the creation of the East Suffolk Plan. Therefore, I am delighted to share this video with you today – our Annual Report.
"Little did we know when we set out on this journey how impacted we would all be by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been an incredibly challenging year and no review of what we have achieved over the past 12 months could possibly ignore the work that has gone in to supporting our communities and businesses through this terrible period.
"But our story is about more than the way we have dealt with this virus. It is about how we have set a course to achieve the best possible outcomes for the district – and that is still the case, whether Covid is with us or not.
"East Suffolk communities have put their faith in us to deliver outstanding services and this video explains, in a clear and simple way, what we have done in 2020/21 to repay that faith."