Big boost for Bassetlaw CouncilNewsd

Bassetlaw Council is one of nine local authorities which has officially agreed to form the Sheffield City Region Authority.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 11th May 2013, 9:36 am
Coun Simon Greaves  (w120514-8c)
Coun Simon Greaves (w120514-8c)

Known as the SCR Authority, the legal body aims to allow for more efficient decision making for the city region - in particular taking on devolved powers and funding from Government.

Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves: “Bassetlaw has been a part of the Sheffield City Region Authority since its inception and this agreement rubber-stamps an opportunity not only for the region to grow, but for Bassetlaw to grow with it,” he said.
“Being part of the SCR Authority will provide a vehicle for developing growth, jobs, investment and funding for Bassetlaw over the coming years.”
The area that the nine local authorities represents have a combined economic output of more than £27 billion pounds per year and is home to approximately 1.8 million people, 55,000 businesses and 700,000 jobs.