East Sussex Strategic Partnership (ESSP) brings together different parts of the local community - public services, local businesses, community groups and voluntary sector organisations.
It was set up in 2000 to help organisations work together in a co-ordinated way to plan local services, tackle the issues that matter to local people and improve quality of life in East Sussex.
The main tasks are to:
o Develop and deliver the Sustainable Community Strategy for East Sussex, Pride of Place, a long-term plan for improving quality of life for those living and working in East Sussex.
o Deliver the action plans which aim to tackle the priorities set out in Pride of Place.
o Report on their progress to local partners and the general public.
o Provide leadership on countywide issues where no other appropriate organisation or partnership can be identified.
Sarah Feather, Policy Manager, Chief Executive's Office, East Sussex County Council