Published June 5, 2018 at 16:12
Leaders across Lancashire are back in discussions with Government ministers over a devolution deal after a positive meeting.
Fourteen of the 15 Lancashire councils, of which Rossendale is one, agreed to form a ‘Lancashire Leaders’ partnership, which will see them look to strike a deal with Government, which could devolve power and money from Whitehall.
Speaking about the announcement Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, said:
“The fact is we need more investment and funding coming to Lancashire and in turn Rossendale. We know a partnership like this is the best way to get the right devolution deal for the county and hence new powers and access to more funding. I am pleased we are making progress and we, as a Council, remain committed to this process.”