West of England Devolution?
Portbury Parish Council update
May 2016 - Portbury
At the Residents’ Annual Meeting held on the 10th of May we described a devolution deal that will be considered by the Councils in the West of England namely; Bristol City, BANES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The details of this deal can be found here.
Whilst the deal will see potentially £1bn coming to the region over the next 30 years, it does create an extra layer of governance and administration and a directly elected Mayor. This returns us, to a degree, to the arrangements we used to have under the Avon District, which was disliked and then disbanded. The new administration will control investment in some key infrastructure areas.
Please click here for headlines of the deal.