Heart of the South West Devolution - Newsletter 7

Heart of the South West

10 December 2015

Welcome to the latest  newsletter from the Heart of the South West Devolution Programme Management Office. Please share this newsletter with colleagues and in your own communications.

It’s been a busy time – the draft bid is taking shape and a lot of work has been done to craft proposals into a single document, a summary is provided below. We also report back on a meeting of Heart of the South West Leaders and Chief Executives that took place on 25 November.

If you would like to give us any feedback on this newsletter, or would like more information on any of the topics discussed, please email us on DevolutionPMO@somerset.gov.uk and our team will gladly help you.

Best wishes

Heart of the South West Devolution Programme Management Office

Draft Devolution Proposals: a vision for productivity-led growth

Please note that the proposals are still in draft form and that they can change as we receive feedback, include additional information and complete the bid document. More information

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Leaders and Chief Executives’ Meeting on 25 November

At this meeting, Leaders and Chief Executives discussed the draft proposals and considered governance issues.

They agreed the following

Calendar and glass


Early December: Reworking of draft and distribution to Leaders and Chief Executives for comment.

16 December: Leaders and Chief Executives' meeting to discuss the final draft and additional work required.

Late December - early January: Completion of the Bid.

January 2016: Stakeholder engagement and submission to Government.