DRONFIELD LABOUR PARTY DISCUSSION MEETING
TOPIC : WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF THE "SHEFFIELD CITY
REGION COMBINED AUTHORITY" ?
SPEAKER : STEVE HOUGHTON
TIME : 8pm to 9.15pm
DATE : SUNDAY, 8th NOVEMBER
VENUE : CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD
Sir Steve Houghton is the leader of the Barnsley Council and Chair of the recently established Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. This combined authority will have powers over transport, economic development and regeneration in the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield areas. Yet because of travel to work and other interlinks, its operations will also be of relevance to the interests of Councils in the areas of North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover, the Derbyshire Dales and Bassettlaw. As a consequence these five outside authorities are provided with non-constituent places on the Combined Authority.
One of the characteristics of this new structure is that it is proposed that that it will have an elected Mayor, voted upon by the electorate from its four main constituent authorities. A similar structure is being proposed for the combined authorities in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.
We will be able to consider how this will work out within the areas of both the constituent and non-constituent authorities.