Futures Forum: Devolution for Devon and Somerset? >>> "politics is not working – a political imperative on all of us to seek proper devolution"
Futures Forum: Devolution for Devon and Somerset? >>> of Local Enterprise Partnerships, 'opportunites for Sidmouth' and keeping things 'commercially confidential'
Futures Forum: Devolution for Devon and Somerset? >>> "but it is certainly not democracy"
Questions are now being asked as to how our public representatives and officials are holding themselves:
The 7 principles of public life - Publications - GOV.UK
Committee on Standards in Public Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The East Devon Alliance issued this earlier today:
EDA Press Release: Devolution
Apparently, the list of topics to be included in the bid are:
Information suggests that this situation is being repeated in Devon County Council with limited information or opportunity for debate.
The past history of unelected bodies delivering services and economic benefits does not bode well e.g. East Devon Business Forum and Connecting Devon and Somerset’s Rural Broadband Programme
EDA calls for:
EDA Press Release: Devolution « East Devon Alliance
This has been taken up by independent County Councillor Claire Wright:
Concerns rise over Devon and Somerset devolution plans
Concerns rise over Devon and Somerset devolution plans - Claire Wright
The County Council will be considering proposals for devolution tomorrow:
8. Heart of the South West Devolution Proposal
To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive (CX/15/2 - text only | pdf ) relating to proposals for Devolution for the Heart of the South West, together with the recommendation(s) of the Cabinet (9 December 2015). The Cabinet minutes have been circulated around the Chamber.
Cabinet (Agenda) - Wed Dec 09 2015