Tuesday, 10 May 2016

No say on metro mayor

You can now read more about the devolution deal at www.southglos.gov.uk/devolution - but the Tory-run council is only giving you a say after the decision has been taken!

The web page, published today (10th May), explains that while the decision will be taken by councillors in June, the first "consultation" will be in July or August. Your Focus Team strongly believes that local people should be involved now, before the councils decide whether to accept the deal. It would bring £30m of investment each year for the next 30 years, but the Government insists there would have to be a directly elected Mayor for the West of England.

The Lib Dem leader on South Glos Cllr Ruth Davis said: "This is one of the biggest decisions we will ever have to take. The public should absolutely be involved - and they're being told their voice is going to be shut out until after the Tories have decided."

Please do read the web page and let your Focus Team know your views.

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