Not a moment to lose: Devolution – have your say before 23rd August

National Local signpostFollowing on from the decision by most of the councils in Norfolk and Suffolk in principal to continue the process of discussions around devolution, we are now in the public consultation phase. This consists of two elements; Ipsos Mori undertaking an extensive qualitative survey by providing 380 responses in each District Council area that are statically valid and a more general survey open to all. 

Both surveys conclude on 23rd August, so, there is not a moment to lose to get it filled in.  The results verified by Ipsos Mori are provided to the Government for their consideration as to the next steps. In Suffolk, we intend to keep the survey open to the public beyond the consultation that needs to be submitted to Government and ask Ipsos Mori to report the additional findings back to our councils as we look to make the next set of decisions to proceed or not, as the case shall be in the 3rd Week in October. In order to raise awareness of the proposed devolution deal and the public consultation, I have organised a number of engagement events across the county.  Details are below:

·             Tuesday 9th August, Ipswich Railway Station ,07.30 – 08.30

·             Saturday 13th August, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 10:00 -12:00

·             Thursday 11th August, The Britten Centre, Lowestoft, 12:00 – 14.00

·             Tuesday 16th August, Ipswich Railway Station, 07.30 – 08.30

Please do have a look at www.eastangliadevo.co.uk where there is lots of well-presented information, a good FAQs section and links to all the technical deal documents myself and many others have spent months pouring over and debating the finer points of.  Then please fill in the questionnaire to have your views heard.

 

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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