Laura Sharman 18 July 2013

First City Region for Wales unveiled

First City Region for Wales unveiled image

The first city region in Wales has been launched to drive forward economic regeneration.

Local authorities, the Welsh Government and business leaders have worked together to launch the Swansea Bay City Region to create jobs and boost the economy in the region.

David Phillips, leader of Swansea Council and chair of the board of the Swansea Bay City Region, said: ‘This is an important day for the 700,000 people who live in this first Welsh city region because the Swansea Bay City Region is about securing a better economic future for them.

‘We will be working together as businesses, local authorities and other organisations to create a powerful region to drive economic growth and prosperity.’

The launch coincided with the publication of the Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy. Economy minister, Edwina Hart, said it signifies a collective approach to deliver economic growth.

She said: ‘From the very beginning it has been emphasised that buy-in at a regional level is critical from local government, HE, FE and others. I also want to reinforce the critical role the private sector has in helping to achieve tangible outcomes.’

Highways jobs

Local Land Charges Information Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£37,717 - £44,373
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Planning and Transport Strategy service for a forward thinking and innovative... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Food Safety Senior Practitioner WCC10715

Westminster City Council
£46,293 - £64,656 per annum
As our professional and technical expert in this complex arena, this is a unique opportunity to make your mark on the capabilities of the team. City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Westminster City Council

Casual Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Director of Operations (Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care)

Slough Children's Services Trust
circa £100k p.a.
As a qualified social worker, you will have significant experience of managing statutory social work delivery at a senior level. Slough, Berkshire
Recuriter: Slough Children's Services Trust

Deputy Director Children’s Social Care

City of Bradford MDC
£96,603 - £102,287
Our new Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the department through a major improvement journey.  Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

Register for your free magazine