West of England Devolution – Have your say!
Here in the West of England, three councils – Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council – have chosen to put forward the proposed Government devolution deal for public consultation. The deal, which is the largest in the country, is worth £1 billion or £1,000 per head of population.
This deal would see more decisions being made locally on topics such as transport, housing and skills and could help to create more local jobs and build new housing faster.
How can I have my say?
A public consultation is underway to seek local views on how this proposed combined authority would be run.
This is your chance to have a say on the creation of a West of England Mayoral Combined Authority.
The consultation will close on 15 August 2016.
This public consultation is being held for six weeks (4 July to 15 August 2016) to give you a chance to have your say on how the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority would be run. After the consultation, the results will go back to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who will take account of the views of the public when deciding whether the West of England devolution deal should go ahead.
The deal will then be subject to final endorsement at a local level.