Get involved and have your say
Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader has pulled the council’s devolution bid to avoid an unnecessary waste of public money on a referendum called by Derbyshire County Council’s leader Councillor Barry Lewis.
Find out more about this decision here.
Please note: other information on this page may now be out of date, and will be amended.
Before any new powers are formalised by Government we need to find out the views of residents and businesses across the Sheffield City Region about how you think we should make this opportunity work.
A survey was carried out at www.sheffieldcityregiondevolution.org.uk and this closed on Friday 12 August.
You can view the results of the survey here: Sheffield City Region devolution consultation results
We held four public consulation events for residents In Chesterfield.
The first was at the Winding Wheel, Holywell Street on Monday 11 July at 6.30pm. The council’s leader, Councillor John Burrows and the chief executive, Huw Bowen, explained the Sheffield City Region devolution deal and answered questions.
We also held a drop-in events in the Market Hall on Friday 15 July and at the medieval fun day on Tuesday 26 July as well as a drop-in event at Healthy Living Centre in Staveley on Monday 8 August.
We have also:
- Presented to public meetings at Staveley Town Council and Brimington Parish Council
- Held two consultation events with the town’s businesses and
- Engaged with community groups.
What happens next?
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will consider all views given by the public before making a final decision about whether Chesterfield should become a full (constituent) member of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority.
As part of that decision they will also consider:
- the economic case – they will look at the economic evidence about the strength of economic links between Chesterfield and the Sheffield City Region and then consider whether Chesterfield being a full member of the Sheffield City Region would bring more benefits to the economy of Chesterfield and Derbyshire, as well as to the Sheffield City Region itself
- how the combined authority will work - a scheme of governance that sets out how the combined authority would operate, how decisions would be made and how the directly elected mayor would work alongside council leaders (including the leader of Chesterfield Borough Council) to make decisions. This will include a veto for local council leaders to oppose anything that would be detrimental to our borough.