We are pleased to now issue the full report and action plan from the Local Government Association Peer Challenge which took place earlier this year. Experienced local government professionals spent a week with East Suffolk in February 2022 to provide challenge and share learning, with advice on how improvements could be made.
Four independent officers from Tameside, Harrogate, Stevenage and North West Leicestershire, plus a Member based in Buckinghamshire, met with 90 people via 39 meetings, both in person and virtually.
The challenge focussed on five areas:
The final report outlines where the panel sees strengths in the organisation while also providing, constructively, some thoughts on areas for improvement. The Action Plan is our response to meeting the challenges identified, and to ensure the council continues on a journey of improvement.