The East Suffolk Partnership is now closed.
On 11 December 2019 the East Suffolk Partnership Board agreed to close the East Suffolk Partnership to make way for the new East Suffolk Community Partnership Board. For over seven years the East Suffolk Partnership has successfully supported the public sector, businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations to work together for the benefit of East Suffolk. Community partnerships are an innovative new way for the council, partners and communities to work together to ‘bring ideas to life’ by taking a solution focused approach to local priorities.
To find out more about Community Partnerships visit the East Suffolk Council website.
This website will be kept open (but not updated) for reference until 31st March 2020 when it will be closed down entirely.
The East Suffolk Partnership (ESP) is a voluntary arrangement that attracts organisations from the public, business, community and voluntary sectors to work together for the benefit of East Suffolk.
The ESP is aligned with the new East Suffolk Council boundary and operates at a level which enables strategic decisions that affect East Suffolk and also drive delivery of projects and initiatives at a relatively local level.
To help make sense of the interconnected agendas of public sector reform, growth, and localism the ESP commissioned the East Suffolk Profile and has identified an number of major goals in the following three areas:
- Our People - Healthy and Resilient Individuals
- Our Environment - Maximising Natural Capital
- Our Places - Resilient Communities and Businesses
To deliver on its goals the ESP Board oversees a rolling programme of work focused on specific issues. Detailed work to deliver the outcomes is coordinated through a work programme managed by the ESP Programme Officer Group between meetings of the Board.
The ESP has a key role to influence and change the way resources are allocated within East Suffolk. Increasingly the ESP is also taking a more proactive role in drawing additional funding into East Suffolk: from the relatively small amounts that the members of the East Suffolk Resource Network can help local communities groups to access, through to significant amounts that the ESP is well placed to attract as an established partnership with good networks.