Derby and Nottingham Metropolitan Area

Nottingham and Derby are planning to take over Broxtowe Borough Council.

To see the leaflet in full click here.  Derby Nottingham Metropolitan Area

The consultation ran over summer 2016 and the results and findings can be read here.

I have added their key findings summary in my comment below.

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10 Responses to Derby and Nottingham Metropolitan Area

  1. Councillor Richard MacRae says:

    Absolutely disgusting how these two City Councils have been acting and sneaking around. There has been no consultation with Town or Borough Councils.

    They are after the Council Tax and our precious Greenspaces too. I hope that Broxtowe Borough Council are also going to tell them where to go. Having spoken to the Leader of Stapleford Town Council I have requested the document link be emailed to all Stapleford Town Councillors and then I have also requested it be on our Agenda for the 1st of December so we can debate this issue and then send a response to the City Councils.

  2. Ian Blakeley says:

    Pity that the leaflet is virtually impossible to read. Most of it is either chopped off at the side or base, appear sideways so that you have to lie down to read it, or both.

  3. Councillor Richard MacRae says:

    A copy of ‘The Economic Case for the Derby-Nottingham Metro’ document [PDF] is available to download via the link below. 

    Click to access Economic%20case%20for%20Derby-Nottingham%20Metro.pdf

  4. Sue Sambells says:
    From the above link, it appears the consultation closed on 30 September 2016 and the key findings are:

    • Respondents to the survey were generally supportive of the sentiment and purpose of the Strategy with the vast majority believing that the four ‘big ambitions’ are the right ones.

    • Whilst 76% of respondents agreed that both cities would benefit from working closer together, just over a quarter (26%) disagreed that the action plan was clear about how the ambitions would be achieved and a third (33%) disagreed that the actions in the action plan were realistic and could be achieved within three years. When asked why they had these views, many stated that they were concerned with the reality and practicalities of putting these ideas into practice.

    • Transport, relationship building and collaborative working were the aspects of urban life that respondents felt would most be improved by this Strategy and action plan.

    • When asked about the other potential impacts the action plan and Strategy may have on the respondent or their organisation the most common response was that it would improve transport links and transport costs between and around the two cities.

    • When asked what else should be included in the Strategy suggestions primarily included integrating health and social care services across the metropolitan area; giving private sector or third sector organisations management responsibility for sections of the Strategy; and integrated public transport networks such as a metropolitan ‘Oyster’ card.

  5. Paul Dennan says:

    I’m sorry but I fail to see the need for the explosive headlines on this story ‘Nottingham and Derby are planning to take over Broxtowe Borough Council’ !

    The report appears to be purely and simply a consultative exploratory study and nothing more. As for “no consultation” a quick scan of the report appendix of those consulted during the study indicates that Ruth Hyde the Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council was consulted.

    • Councillor Richard MacRae says:

      It would be interesting to hear from other local Councillors if they knew about any so called consultation and were asked how they feel about this.

    • Joan Wade says:

      The report is consultation regarding the two cities working together for the benefit of people in the local area. Sad to see anyone wanting to take issue with this

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Well Joan, if people (majority?) are so worried about this then the time to begin to put an end to it is NOW. We do know that Nottingham City Council have their eyes on Broxtowe, partially because they see a way to extend the WPL. Nothing at all to do with streamlining services.

      • Joan Wade says:

        No Ian we do not know that. This is a point that you are asserting without having any factual base for your assertion.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        I believe that it was reported thus some time ago Joan.

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