H O W W E M A K E D E C I S I O N S
Decisions on all proposals are considered and discussed in public and business cases are formulated following extensive consultation with members of the public, partners and key stakeholders.
Both the Executive Board and the Joint Assembly meet at least four times a year and its decisions are published after each meeting.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership operates as a Joint Committee, under powers delegated by its three local authority partners.
It is led by a decision-making Executive Board which coordinates the overall strategic vision and drives forward the partnership’s programme of work. It is run in accordance with a clear governance structure, agreed by all partners.
The Executive Board is made up of one representative from each of the five City Deal partners. While the law governing Joint Committees only allows the three local authority representatives voting rights, they consider the advice of the Local Enterprise Partnership and University of Cambridge representatives, to make sure decisions also represent the business and academic sectors.
The Board is advised and informed by a Joint Assembly. The Joint Assembly provides advice to the Executive Board, drawing on the broad expertise of its 15 members. The Assembly’s membership is made up of three elected councillors from each of the three councils in the Greater Cambridge area, and reflects the political composition of their council. The local Enterprise Partnership and University of Cambridge each nominate three representatives, as stakeholders from a range of organisations within the fields of business and academia.
Both the Executive Board and the Joint Assembly meet at least four times a year.
Papers relating to public meetings are published online and members of the public have the opportunity to participate in meetings of the Executive Board by posing questions to be discussed in public.
W O R K I N G T O G E T H E R
The Greater Cambridge Partnership stretches far wider than the governed organisations. It is a collaborative effort; the success of which depends on the combined input and engagement of communities, partners, businesses and industry leaders.
The level of scale of change and development requires involvement from representatives across the region. City Deal teams work with local communities to explain and outline their proposals and to seek the views and opinions of the people who will benefit from the projects being developed.
As the voice for sustainable economic growth in Greater Cambridge and to maximise benefits, the partnership will work closely with the Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Combined Authority and with strategic partners and government in the region and nationally.
You can have your say and participate in City Deal work in a number of ways.
The Executive Board
The substitute representatives are:
There are no substitutes for the Joint Assembly.