A meeting of the
West of England Joint Committee
will be held on
Date: Friday 2 February 2018
Time: 1pm or of the rise of WECA Committee
Place: Kingswood Civic Centre, South Gloucestershire Council, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR
1. EVACUATION PROCEDURE
In the event of a fire, please await direction from Bristol City Council staff who will help assist with the evacuation. Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the fire warden(s).
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence from Members.
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE LOCALISM ACTION 2011
Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest. Any Member who is unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order to expedite matters at the meeting itself.
To consider and approve the minutes from 7 December 2017 of West of England Joint Committee Meeting.
5. CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS
To receive announcements from the Chair of the West of England Joint Committee.
6. COMMENTS FROM CHAIR OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP
To be presented by the Chair of the West of England LEP.
7. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC
Members of the public can speak for up to 3 minutes each. The total time for this session is 30 minutes so speaking time will be reduced if more than 10 people wish to speak.
If you wish to present a petition or make a statement and speak at the meeting, you are required to give notice of your intention by noon on the working day before the meeting by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 12pm Thursday 1 February.
If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to email@example.com no later than 3 working days before the meeting. The deadline is 5pm Monday 29 January.
Any member of the West of England Joint Committee may present a petition at a West of England Joint Committee Meeting.
9. LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERHSIP BUDGET AND INVEST BRISTOL AND BATH BUDGET FOR 2018-19
To consider and approve the Budget in respect of the Local Enterprise Partnership and Invest in Bristol and Bath for 2018/19.
10. TRANSPORT UPDATE
To set out the West of England’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on the new Great Western Franchise and recommend the preferred location for the new Henbury station.
11. LEP ONE FRONT DOOR FUNDING PROGRAMME
To consider business cases seeking approval for funding through the Local Growth and Revolving Infrastructure Fund.
12. ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: Wednesday 18 April 2018