Welcome to the third weekly update from the Heart of the
South West Devolution Programme Management Office. Please share this newsletter
with colleagues and in your own communications.
In the next week or so theme leads will arrive at a position
where they can circulate and test a high level ‘scope’ with HotSW Leaders and
Chief Executives in advance of meetings on the 12th and 25th
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newsletter, or would like more information on any of the topics discussed,
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Heart of the South West Devolution Programme Management
12 November meeting
A meeting of Leaders and Chief Executives on the 12th
November will look at the proposals for each theme, how we can add more value,
and where there may be issues for partners and their communities. We will also
be introduced to the process that the Government will follow when negotiating
25 November meeting
A second meeting of Leaders and Chief Executives will take place on the
25th November to consider and test the detailed draft bid. This will
include the ‘asks’ we may want to make of Government.
Partners are now beginning to look at their democratic
processes and what needs to be done to seek approval for the bid document,
including appropriate scrutiny. This will give Members and the public an
opportunity to view and comment on the devolution bid as it develops.