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Still Time to Have Say on Lancashire Combined Authority

Published Thursday, 28 January 2016

Residents and businesses in Ribble Valley are being reminded to take part in a countywide consultation on the proposed Lancashire Combined Authority.

Hundreds of people have already had their say on the proposed scheme that will secure Lancashire’s seat at the forefront of the ‘Northern Powerhouse.’

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst said: “There has been a good response to the consultation so far, but we want more people to tell us what they think about creating a Lancashire Combined Authority.

“A combined authority could release millions of pounds of investment in the county creating jobs for generations to come and give us the chance to take on new powers from the Government so that we can have more influence over what happens in Lancashire.”

The consultation for the Lancashire Combined Authority started in January and hundreds of people have already completed the survey, which asks respondents their views on five key themes: A better connected Lancashire – digitally and through transport, a skilled Lancashire – to meet the demands of employers and future business growth, better housing, improved public services and Lancashire as a destination of choice in which to invest, do business, live or visit.

The survey runs until Friday 19 February, and residents can take part at infusion.org.uk/residents/. Paper copies are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

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