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Creating Opportunities Update

Meeting: 23/01/2024 - Cabinet (Item 7)

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A report presenting the progress made on Levelling Up and Community Powered Warwickshire in the document entitled the ‘Journey So Far’ Review, along with plans for Stratford District and Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Councils.


Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Isobel Seccombe

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The Leader, Councillor Isobel Seccombe, outlined a report which presented the progress made on Levelling Up and Community Powered Warwickshire.


In addition, she introduced the graduates present, who had been working in the Resources directorate alongside officers in preparation of this report. 


Councillor Seccombe reminded Members of the Levelling Up paper considered two years ago, explaining that the next steps had been to take away and work on translating what this meant for Warwickshire.  This had also been worked on in alignment with the Chief Executives and Leaders of the District and Borough Councils.  She outlined a number of the opportunities that had emerged including ‘Greenshoots’ and the Community Social Fund and signposted Members to the appendices relating to the work undertaken with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Stratford District Council.


Councillor Seccombe invited Members to visit the microsite set up which detailed ongoing and future projects.  She noted there was still further work to do and thanked District and Borough colleagues for their contributions.


In response to a query from Councillor Sinclair relating to the change in leadership at Stratford District Council, the Chief Executive confirmed that this document had been considered by Stratford’s Cabinet and was due to be submitted to Nuneaton and Bedworth’s Cabinet in due course.  This did not however, exclude the opportunity of working with other councils.


It was therefore,




That Cabinet


1)    Notes the progress made to date on Levelling Up and Community Powered Warwickshire and endorses the ‘Journey So Far’ Review document at Appendix 1 for publication; and


Supports the adoption of the Creating Opportunities approach going forward, noting the two plans agreed for Stratford District and Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough and WCC’s contribution to them.