The West of England Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee will meet at Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham, on Wednesday July 25 at 10.30am.
Members will receive an update on projects funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, through the Local Growth Fund (LGF), Economic Development and Revolving Infrastructure Funds. They will also review the success of completed LGF schemes, which are on track to create 9,000 jobs by 2024/25.
There will be an update on the £4m Future Bright project, which aims to boost skills and opportunities for up to 3,000 adults across the West of England. The project, run by WECA working with Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils, helps people already in work and who receive in-work benefits into secure, better-paid careers. The Future Bright project team is also working with employers to increase the number and quality of jobs in the region, extending the benefits beyond the individuals who are eligible for direct support.
Plans to review Invest Bristol and Bath’s activity will also be discussed. Invest Bristol and Bath is part of the West of England Combined Authority and supports foreign direct investment, UK companies and those already in the region as they grow and expand with hands on advice and intelligence.
The committee, made up of 11 members from the across the Combined Authority region, is chaired by Cllr Stephen Clarke (Bristol City Council).
The full meeting papers, including details of how members of the public can register to speak, are available on the West of England Combined Authority website.