Sheffield City Council runs services for its residents in the same way Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council run services for Chesterfield residents.
Sheffield City Region is a completely different organisation set up to manage different powers to everyday local council matters.
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is an organisation set up to take decisions on issues not currently in the direct control of local councils – powers that are generally held by the Government in London.
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is made up of local council leaders from Chesterfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Bassetlaw has also applied to be a full member.
The authority involves these councils so that elected leaders have the power to influence overall decision making.
Three other councils – Bolsover District Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and North East Derbyshire District Council – have also been part of the authority since 2014 as non-constituent members. This means they don’t have voting rights but can take part in discussions.