CCN News 2016 | 28 June 2016
Over the coming period we will support our members in tackling some immediate issues, including;
The powers and funding that are returned from Brussels cannot reside in Westminster. They need to flow from Westminster to the shire counties of England, giving a real say to local people.
In delivering a devolution settlement for the whole of England, we now have the opportunity to engage new a Prime Minister and Government, hopefully placing County authorities at the forefront of the devolution and public service reform debate.
Our new campaign, Your County Matters and wide-ranging policy work on the future of county public services takes on even greater importance during the coming period.
CCN will look to put forward a positive case for delivering devolution and public reform, building on, not undermining, county governance.
In particular, the changing dynamics in Westminster present an opportunity to put forward alternative models for devolution to county areas.
Our members have continuously raised concerns over the one-size-fits all approach to Elected Mayors.
There is now a period for the Government to reconsider this approach where our members feel this governance model is not appropriate for their areas.