Decision details

The East Sussex Social Value Policy

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the new Social Value Policy, which will embed the ESCC approach to social value into the culture of the council. It will help council officers to be clear of their roles and responsibilities in this regard.


30.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.




30.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Approve the East Sussex Social Value Policy.


(2) Authorise the Chief Operating Officer to make, if necessary, minor modification to the Policy after finalisation.




30.3     A draft policy for social value was created to fulfil the need for a formalised and consistent approach to social value across all departments and services within ESCC.


30.4     The policy has been reviewed at the Place Scrutiny Committee, giving committee members the opportunity to comment and provide input to the document and to see how it relates to and supports the Council’s strategic objectives and Buying Local initiatives.


Report author: Rosalie McPhrazier

Publication date: 20/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 27/09/2022

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