New enterprise partnership promises benefits for city

July 20, 2010 9:38 AM
Cllr Sian Reid

Sian Reid

A new Local Enterprise Partnership could be launched to maximise the Cambridge area's chances of securing government money.

The partnership would promote efficient working between the city council and other local authorities, organisations and businesses to make sure Cambridge could take full advantage of government funding and support the Cambridge economy.

Cambridge City Council leader, Sian Reid, will put the idea in a motion to members at their full council meeting on Thursday (July 22).

She said: "I am encouraged by the coalition government's fresh approach to engaging with local authorities and encouraging more decisions to be taken locally.

"I believe that close working with business could bring real benefit for the Cambridge economy."

Cllr Reid's motion invites Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and other relevant local authorities and stakeholders to assess present partnership working, which includes Cambridgeshire Horizons, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire Together, to ensure the success of future partnerships.

"Our present arrangements can be cumbersome; new partnerships must encourage participation by business leaders and have lean and purposeful structures " said Cllr Reid.

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