Sheffield City Region: Devolution - Have Your Say!

Closed 12 Aug 2016

Opened 4 Jul 2016

Overview

Sheffield City Region has a clear plan to grow its economy

The unique Devolution Deal gives the region £1.3 billion to spend over the next 30 years. The Deal offers us new powers and funding to improve infrastructure, transport, skills, housing and other drivers of business growth.

To access these powers and this funding, some changes are required to our local decision making structures. These include giving locally elected leaders and a directly elected City Region Mayor new powers, drawn down from Government.

We are also proposing to formally extend the area in which parts of the region work together so that it reflects the way that the economy really works.

Devolution - How does it work?

Government is offering places in England the chance to have greater responsibility and control over decisions that affect their areas. This process of transferring powers and decisions from a national to a more local level is called “devolution”. The powers from Government will come down to locally elected Council Leaders and a directly elected City Region Mayor. This does not involve any functions being transferred from councils within the Sheffield City Region.

We think that local Leaders (including a directly elected City Region Mayor) are better placed to make the decisions that help grow the regional economy and create jobs.

Why We Are Consulting

Your views are needed

Before the new powers are formalised by Government we need to find out the views of residents and businesses across the Sheffield City Region about how you think we should make this opportunity work.

It is important for every resident and business in the region to provide an opinion – please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking on the link below and let us know what you think. 

What Happens Next

Please get involved and tell us your views on the proposals to implement the Sheffield City Region devolution deal before consultation closes on Friday 12 August 2016. Responses will be reviewed by Ipsos MORI, and a report on the public consultation process will form part of Sheffield City Region’s submission to the government in September.

Events

  • Sheffield City Region: Devolution - Have Your Say! @ Winter Gardens (morning)

    From 13 Jul 2016 at 09:30 to 13 Jul 2016 at 13:00

    Representatives from Sheffield City Region will be on hand to canvass your views and answer any questions you may have about the devolution process.
    Venue
    The Winter Garden
    90 Surrey Street
    Sheffield,S1 2LH
    For more information please visit:
    http://sheffieldcityregiondevolution.org.uk/event/sheffield-consultation/

  • Sheffield City Region: Devolution - Have Your Say! @ Crystal Peaks (afternoon)

    From 13 Jul 2016 at 14:00 to 13 Jul 2016 at 17:00

    Representatives from Sheffield City Region will be on hand to canvass your views and answer any questions you may have about the devolution process.
    Venue
    Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre
    Central Atrium
    Sheffield
    S20 7PJ
    For more information please visit:
    http://sheffieldcityregiondevolution.org.uk/event/sheffield-consultation/

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Black and Minority Ethnic People
  • Carers
  • Disabled People
  • General Public
  • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans People
  • Older People
  • Residents
  • Young People
  • Businesses
  • Community Groups
  • Faith Groups
  • Student Unions
  • Voluntary Organisations

Interests

  • Targeted