West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement

West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement 2017-09-14T10:08:13+00:00

Overview

Economic growth that benefits every resident is at the core of the West of England strategy discussion paper. Our vision is for all residents to benefit from more job opportunities, a stronger economy and higher quality of life.

The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are joint authors of this strategy discussion paper, developed in partnership with constituent councils, business, the universities and others.

The aim is that we develop a strategy that will be owned by everyone, allowing us to present a joined-up voice to government and promote the region nationally and internationally.

The West of England Combined Authority covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire and supports the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Joint Committee, which includes North Somerset.

The strategy discussion paper sets out high-level plans for delivering economic growth for all, under three pillars:

  • Businesses that succeed
  • World class skills for employment
  • Infrastructure fit for the future

The West of England strategy discussion paper has details about the proposed vision and strategy.

We want businesses, organisations and others to engage with this strategy and give us their views on how we can improve it to ensure we can drive economic growth and improve the quality of life for all.

Give us your views

This survey is open for nine weeks, and ends on 27 September 2017.

If you would like to meet with us 121 to discuss the strategy paper, we will be holding four drop-in sessions. Please call 0117 370 1957 or email Melissa.Houston@WestOfEngland-CA.gov.uk to book a 30 minute slot at the following locations:

  • Council Offices, Civic Centre, Kingswood

Monday 11 September, 9:30-12:30

  • The Hive Business Centre, Weston-super-Mare

Tuesday 12 September, 9:30-12:30

  • Engine Shed, Bristol

Wednesday 13 September, 9:30-12:30

  • Filwood Green Business Park, Bristol

Monday 18 September, 10-12

  • The Guildhall, Bath

Monday 25 September, 10-12

  • Bristol and Bath Science Park, Emersons Green

Tuesday 26th September, 2-4

If you have a disability or particular access needs, you can request alternative formats by contacting the Consultation Team on info@westofengland-ca.org.uk or by calling 0117 970 1957.

What happens next

All responses will be analysed and your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners, will be taken into consideration in developing a final strategy to be published in the autumn. This will be used to inform more detailed plans and priorities for the region, including the West of England Combined Authority, Local Enterprise Partnership and Joint Committee.

Give us your views

Click here for our online survey

Give us your views

Click here for our online survey

Consultation dates

Opened 26 Jul 2017

Closes 27 Sep 2017

Click here for details of drop-in sessions

Contact

0117 370 1957

info@westofengland-ca.org.uk

Strategy document

West of England Strategy Discussion paper.pdf

Supporting document

West of England Evidence Report.pdf