Governance arrangements are being put in place to drive forward economic growth in Clackmannanshire, as the City Region Deal progresses.
A new governance framework for the delivery of the City Region Deal was agreed by Council today. A joint committee with Stirling Council will be established known as the Stirling & Clackmannanshire City Region Deal Joint Committee.
The Joint Committee will collaborate and work in partnership with the Clackmannanshire and Stirling City Commissions. While the Stirling City Commission is already established, Clackmannanshire Council is to engage with potential commissioners at an event on Tuesday 4th September.
‘The Clackmannanshire Commission’, agreed at the June meeting of the Council, will be a partnership of local public, private and third sector organisations acting as an advisory board, guiding investment, project development and prioritisation. Commissioners will be active participants in driving Economic Growth through the City Region Deal and other local and regional programmes.
The UK and Scottish Governments are investing over £90 million in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious City Region Deal. This deal will unlock economic opportunities across the whole of the region, delivering new and up-skilled jobs across a range of sectors.
Council Leader Ellen Forson said: “I am delighted to see arrangements for the City Region Deal progressing and look forward to our Clackmannanshire Commission engagement event on 4th September. The Commission will act as champions and ambassadors for Clackmannanshire within the context of the wider City Deal.”
The event will be an opportunity to share information on the inclusive growth ambitions of the deal and its potential to support the delivery of LOIP priorities, share further information on Scotland’s International Environment Centre and engage with the wider business community and seek nominations for private sector membership of the Clackmannanshire Commission.
Membership of the Clackmannanshire Commission will include councillors, representatives of the third sector, the business community, the education sector and other relevant agencies.