This report highlights that governance arrangements, decision-making processes, leadership and scrutiny have improved since the last Best Value Assurance Report on East Lothian Council in 2007.

Other key points in the report include:

  • The council has delivered and planned for further local population growth, with a well-supported vision and improvement framework. Improvement activity and embracing the digital agenda is coordinated through its Transformation Programme.
  • Financial management is effective with a budget-setting process focused on the council’s priorities - growing our economy, growing our people, growing our communities and growing our capacity
  • Strong links are in place with partners and the council works well and engages effectively with local communities
  • Most local residents are happy with services provided by the council, with high overall satisfaction
  • The council is achieving or exceeding its targets for most indicators

Download the Best Value Report 2018

Download the Council Improvement Plan