Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To update on new governance arrangements for
the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and seek approval of the
terms of the Council’s membership/directorship under the new
Key Decision identified as Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Governance in the Notice of Key Decisions published on 15 May 2019.
Councillor S Davies, Leader, presented the report of the Assistant Director: Business, Development & Employment.
Following a Government directive that all Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) must have a legal personality, the existing members of the Marches LEP agreed that the Marches LEP would be incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.
The report set out the proposals for Local Authority representation on the LEP. The new arrangements would continue to allow Telford & Wrekin Council to benefit from access to significant government funding distributed through the LEPs and to influence the LEPs role in supporting economic development in the area.
It was noted that due to the ongoing process of establishing the company, it was recommended that authority be delegated to the Assistant Director: Governance, Procurement & Commissioning, in consultation with the Leader, to appoint a director to the Board.
RESOLVED – that:
a) Telford & Wrekin Council becomes a Public Sector Member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd and that the company is added to the Council’s list of outside bodies to which the Council makes appointments
b) Authority be delegated to the Assistant Director: Governance, Procurement & Commissioning, in consultation with the Leader, to appoint a director as the Council’s representative on the Board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd.
Report author: Kathy Mulholland
Publication date: 19/06/2019
Date of decision: 13/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/06/2019