Report by Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
32.1 The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
32.2 It was RESOLVED to:
(1) note the contents of the East Sussex Economy Recovery Plan – East Sussex Reset, and the detailed action plan produced by Team East Sussex;
(2) note the funding secured and realigned by partners to support the economic recovery; and
(3) note that an update report on the progress in delivering East Sussex Reset will be presented to Cabinet in December 2021.
32.3 The County Council working with Team East Sussex, the county’s de-facto growth board, has in response to the CV19 pandemic developed with partners an economy recovery plan termed ‘East Sussex Reset’. The plan was launched in September 2020 and looks to identify interventions that will support businesses recover and reset, while supporting those unemployed to gain new skills and employment.
32.4 The Plan is an evolving document with the intention to coordinate activity amongst partners over the next 12-18 months and aid in both securing external funding mainly from Government and SELEP, while unlocking local partners’ resources and funding. Already significant initial investment of over £45m has been secured to deliver the plan. An update report on the progress and achievements in delivering East Sussex Reset will be presented to Cabinet in December 2021.