[posted on behalf of the seven district and borough councils in North Yorkshire]
Working together to get change right – district and borough council online consultation on local government reorganisation: Tuesday 8 September at 10am
The leaders of the seven district and borough councils in North Yorkshire would like to invite members of the community and voluntary sector to an online consultation event about local government reorganisation.
The event takes place on Tuesday 8 September 2020 at 10am. You can sign up to take part here.
The district and borough councils are holding this event because the Government has made it clear to local councils in North Yorkshire and York that they must reorganise local government in order to secure a devolution deal for the region.
The Leaders of the county’s seven district and borough councils have unveiled a proposal for an ‘East-West model’ which would create two brand new councils. The first would serve communities in Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby and York. The second would serve communities in Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate and Richmondshire.
The Leaders believe that the east-west model makes sense to local people, and is designed in their best interest, delivering:
- Fair and equitable population and geographical sizes
- Strong, responsive and efficient local services – embedded in, and connected to, our communities
- The best value for taxpayers’ money, with estimated savings of up to £56m a year
- Clean and inclusive economic growth and support for business
- Strong local leadership and democratic representation, supporting an effective Mayoral combined authority with greater parity of influence between authorities
North Yorkshire County Council would like to see a ‘mega-council’ across the whole county, alongside a separate, much smaller council serving the City of York.
This Zoom engagement session has been organised for you to find out more and feed in your views. Shortly after signing up, you will be sent details of how you can access the Zoom session.
A number of other sessions have been organised for residents, businesses and community groups. If you are unable to join the session on 8 September, please feel free to sign up for another session at www.get-change-right.com/consultations
[please note that any political opinions expressed in this news item are not those of Community First Yorkshire]