Council welcomes devolution deal progress

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.”

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