Shadow Combined Authority meets again

Shadow Combined Authority meets again

The body set up to manage devolution for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will meet for the second time on 31st January, as they forge ahead with the formal launch of the new Combined Authority.

The ‘Shadow’ Combined Authority, will meet at The Incubator, Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus in Huntingdon from 11am. Agenda items include the Spring launch of the official Combined Authority, and the start of the campaign to elect a new Mayor to head up the organisation.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Steve Count, chair of the Shadow Combined Authority said:

“The wheels are in motion for the creation of the Combined Authority and it’s important that we meet to confirm some final details. This is a really exciting time for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and we look forward to starting to deliver some real change for the people of our region.”

The ‘Shadow’ Combined Authority has been set up to drive forward the creation of the official Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which includes a councillor from each of the local councils and a representative from the GCGP LEP.

The creation of this body was an important part of the deal which was agreed by all seven involved Local Authorities, and which serves to ensure that democratically elected representatives of local communities are making decisions about how and where the money is spent.