The Council will receive a report of the Executive Director Core Services seeking approval to hold a ‘Community Poll’ to seek the views of the Barnsley Electorate and about the next stages in the Devolution proposal.
The report of the Executive Director Core Services requesting approval to hold a ‘Community Poll’ to seek the views of the Barnsley Electorate about the next stages in the Devolution proposals and whether or not to pursue devolution proposals with a wider Yorkshire or with the Sheffield City Region was:
Moved by Councillor Sir Steve Houghton CBE – Seconded by Councillor Andrews BEM; and
(i) That approval be given to the holding of a Community Poll seeking the views of the Barnsley Electorate about the next stages in any Devolution proposal;
(ii) That the proposed Poll question as set out in Appendix 1 of the report now submitted be approved; and
(iii) That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive to make any necessary arrangements to carry out such a Poll.
The Mayor was delighted to welcome Mr D Jarvis (MP for Barnsley Central) and Ms S Peacock (MP for Barnsley East) to the Council Chamber this morning which he felt demonstrated the importance they attached to this issue and to its potential impact on the Electorate of the Borough as well as the wider population of the Sheffield City Region and the Yorkshire as a whole.