Committee information

Joint meeting - West of England Combined Authority Committee and West of England Joint Committee

This is a joint meeting of the West of England Combined Authority Committee and the West of England Joint Committee.

Please note since January 2020 onwards, this is the main member decision-taking meeting.  Prior to January 2020, the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee met separately on the same day.  To streamline arrangements and to enable more efficient meetings, Mayors and Leaders agreed in January 2020 that the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee should in future meet together at a joint meeting.  This enables, for example, all reports to be published as one, unified agenda and means that one public forum session can take place near the start of the meeting.  The two committees are separate bodies in legal terms but now meet together.

 

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions to a meeting.

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting.

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

5. Please note - under WECA committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

6. Questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the WECA website.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to a meeting.

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. Statements should be emailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

 

West of England Combined Authority Committee

The Combined Authority committee is chaired by the Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, and is made up of the leaders and Mayor from the three councils in the region – Bath & North East Somerset (Leader, Cllr Kevin Guy), Bristol City Council (Mayor Marvin Rees) and South Gloucestershire Council (Leader, Cllr Toby Savage). The Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Richard Bonner, also attends committee meetings.

 

Please note since January 2020, the Combined Authority Committee has met jointly with the West of England Joint Committee – this joint meeting is the main member decision-taking meeting.  Prior to January 2020, the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee met separately on the same day.  To streamline arrangements and to enable more efficient meetings, Mayors and Leaders agreed in January 2020 that the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee should in future meet together at a joint meeting.  This enables, for example, all reports to be published as one, unified agenda and means that one public forum session can take place near the start of the meeting.  The two committees are separate bodies in legal terms but now meet together.

For agenda papers from January 2020 onwards, please refer to papers listed under: Joint meeting – West of England Combined Authority Committee and West of England Joint Committee

 

West of England Joint Committee

The Joint Committee is the decision-making body for issues relating to the West of England Combined Authority, Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils, and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

 

Please note since January 2020, the West of England Joint Committee has met jointly with the West of England Combined Authority Committee – this joint meeting is the main member decision-taking meeting.  Prior to January 2020, the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee met separately on the same day.  To streamline arrangements and to enable more efficient meetings, Mayors and Leaders agreed in January 2020 that the Combined Authority Committee and the Joint Committee should in future meet together at a joint meeting.  This enables, for example, all reports to be published as one, unified agenda and means that one public forum session can take place near the start of the meeting.  The two committees are separate bodies in legal terms but now meet together.

For agenda papers from January 2020 onwards, please refer to papers listed under: Joint meeting – West of England Combined Authority Committee and West of England Joint Committee

 

WECA Overview & Scrutiny Committee

The Combined Authority’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee is made up of 11 members from the across the Combined Authority region. It holds powers to review or scrutinise the work of the Combined Authority and the discharge of its functions and make reports or recommendations on these or other matters which affect inhabitants of the Combined Authority area. Where the business of the Local Enterprise Partnership relates to the discharge of functions of the Combined Authority, the Committee holds these powers also.

North Somerset Councillors sit alongside the Committee to consider Joint Committee items.

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions to a meeting.

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting.

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

5. Please note - under the committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

6. Questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to a meeting.

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. Statements should be emailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

 

WECA Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises 12 people, 11 members from the three constituent authorities of WECA, and one independent member. The role of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance to the Combined Authority on its governance, internal control and risk management arrangements and to oversee the statutory financial reporting process.

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions to a meeting.

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting.

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

5. Please note - under WECA committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

6. Questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the WECA website.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to a meeting.

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. Statements should be emailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

 

West of England LEP Board

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a public private partnership that covers the four unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City Council, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Its purpose is to influence, advise and support strategic activities which deliver or have a beneficial impact on inclusion economic growth, job creation and quality of life in the West of England region.