The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Resources that provided Cabinet with an update on the progress and agree to the proposed next steps of the County Durham Pound project which was initiated following Cabinet approval of the Social Value and Wealth Building Report on 13 January 2021 (for copy of report, see file of minutes).
Councillor S McDonnell, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Digital and Customer Services, thanked the Head of Procurement, Sales and Business Services for driving the agenda forward both locally and nationally and there were some fantastic examples of sector leading community wealth building and social value.
Councillor E Scott, extended her thanks to all of the teams involved in the project. The Council should be proud of the progress made to date, with much more to do, for example, it was pleasing to see the embedding of social value and community wealth building considerations into procurement processes. The work of the twelve partners was just the beginning of a long term and sustained focus on the agenda and it was hoped that the focus would be embraced by contractors and suppliers.
That the recommendations in the report be approved.