Heart of the South West Devolution - Newsletter 8

Heart of the South West

21 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.

This will be the last update until the New Year, when more detail on targets will be produced and the evidence base developed further.

It has only been four months since we had our first meeting to discuss the opportunities of devolution. In the short time since then we have created a vibrant partnership, submitted a statement of intent to the Government, and developed a vision for the Heart of the South West that can really make a difference for our area. We should be proud of our achievements so far and look to 2016 as the year that we get our deal agreed and start delivering it for the benefit of our 1.7 million residents. We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable festive season.

Best wishes

Heart of the South West Devolution Programme Management Office

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.

Developing proposals for devolution - update

The 17 local authorities, two National Parks, Local Enterprise Partnership, and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups across the Heart of the South West remain committed to working collectively to deliver greater prosperity and wellbeing to the area, and to improving our contribution to the prosperity of the nation. This will be delivered through a single productivity strategy and a single investment programme. Find out more


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Late December - early January: Completion of the proposals document.

22 January 2016: Further meeting of partners to approve the final draft

Late January 2016: Stakeholder engagement and submission to Government.