The West of England Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be meeting at the Guildhall in Bath, on Wednesday 19th September.
Members will receive an update on the development of the Local Industrial Strategy, which will set out how the region can achieve its ambition for clean and inclusive economic growth.
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are working very closely with central Government and local businesses on the Industrial Strategy.
Businesses and stakeholders from Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset are being encouraged to attend a series of events, kicking off with the launch in Keynsham on Friday 21st September.
The committee will also receive an update on WECA’s business plan, including early successes from the £4m Future Bright project, which aims to boost skills and career opportunities for adults across the region, and the upcoming launch of a new Careers Hub, which will work with schools and colleges to improve careers opportunities and work experiences for young people.
The committee, made up of 11 members from the across the Combined Authority region, is chaired by Cllr Stephen Clarke from Bristol City Council.
WECA continues to work closely with North Somerset Council, building on a legacy of successful joint working between the four authorities.
The part of the meeting attended by North Somerset councillors will hear an update on the Joint Spatial Plan, which is being led by the four West of England councils: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
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: www.westofengland-ca.org.uk/meetings/.