Structure & Governance
The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings together business and local authorities.
The structure consists of:
- The LEP Board - the membership of the Board is shown here. Each member has signed a Register of Interests, which can be viewed by selecting the individual Board member, a Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy. Details of previously claimed expenses are published and shown here.
- The Business Nominations Committee (BNC) is a sub-board of the LEP. The LEP Chair, in consultation with the BNC is responsible for nominating business members, for approval by the LEP Board.
- Joint Committee - Terms of Reference (pages A10 - A12) are published in the WECA constitution. An update on progress with schemes, approvals for new schemes and changes is a regular item at meetings of the Joint Committee and can be viewed under the meetings section of the WECA website.
- WECA Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Terms of Reference (pages A7 - A8) are also listed in the WECA Constitution. The WECA Overview & Scrutiny Committee is made up of 11 members from the across the Combined Authority region and is chaired by Cllr Stephen Clarke (Bristol City Council). It holds powers to review or scrutinise the work of WECA and the discharge of its functions and make reports or recommendations on these or other matters which affect inhabitants of the WECA area. Where the business of the Local Enterprise Partnership relates to the discharge of functions of WECA, the Committee holds these powers also. North Somerset Councillors sit alongside the Committee to consider Joint Committee items