Our twelve local authorities and three LEP partnerships in the West Midlands continue to move ever closer to a devolution deal and to establishing a West Midlands Combined Authority, moving powers and money from Whitehall to the West Midlands. But what will this mean for local residents, for local authorities and for the many thousand voluntary and community organisations across the region?
WMVCS, a recently-formed group comprised of the primary voluntary sector membership and support organisations across the West Midlands, are hosting a Briefing Event for voluntary and community organisations on Tuesday 12th April, 2.00 – 4.00 pm, at The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX.
The event will be supported by a representative from the WMCA and will cover:-
• The rationale for and scope of the Combined Authority
• Its current stage of development and what’s ahead
• The future ambitions and priorities of the Combined Authority
• The contribution of the voluntary and community sector across the West Midlands
• Current and future engagement with the voluntary and community sector
Places are limited and are offered on a strictly first come first served basis. To book a place follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/jej5wd7
If you require further information regarding booking on this event please contact Debra Hill on 0121 525 1127, firstname.lastname@example.org
The WMVCS – which operates under the strap-line “networking community and voluntary groups across the West Midlands Combined Authority area” – comprises Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, Solihull SUSTAiN, Dudley Council for Voluntary Service, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network, Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations, Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon, Walsall Voluntary Action, Support Staffordshire, Voluntary Action Coventry, and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action. For more information on the WMVCS, please visit www.wmvcs.org.uk