Laura Sharman 09 December 2014

South London boroughs to collaborate on economic growth

South London boroughs to collaborate on economic growth image

Five south London boroughs are to form a joint committee to help drive economic growth and lobby the government for the devolution of extra powers and responsibilities.

The South London Partnership, made up of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton, is proposing a new committee to strengthen its case for the devolution of power. Under the proposals, the boroughs will work together on issues affecting economic growth such as the delegation of funds from the Mayor of London.

Cllr Tony Newman, leader of Croydon council, said: ‘To respond to the government’s growth agenda, it is vital that we work together with our neighbouring boroughs to ensure that we are in a strong collective position to benefit from any devolution of power and to enable us to compete with other areas of London.

‘There is a strong case for working together while there is a need to improve public services in an increasingly difficult financial climate.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Adults Social Workers - Harlow

Essex County Council
£32065 - £43839 per annum
Working to support adults and their families who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Digital Tutor

Essex County Council
£25801 - £26801 per annum
I.T and Digital Tutor Permanent, Part Time Up to £26,801 per annum Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Independent Chairs for the Integrated Care Systems for England

NHS England
£55,000 - £80,000 depending on population size and complexity
Do you have the experience to re-shape the health and care landscape in England? England
Recuriter: NHS England

Head of Governance & Partnerships

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
£63,742 - £70,115 per annum
Acting as our Head of Democratic Services, you will ensure that the Council’s statutory functions are achieved to a high standard. Blaenau Gwent
Recuriter: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Consultant – Low carbon transport specialist

Energy Saving Trust
Up to £37,000 per annum, depending on experience
We are looking for an experienced individual, passionate about decarbonising transport and improving air quality. Homeworking
Recuriter: Energy Saving Trust

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue