Halton will benefit from new 'super council', says Halton Council leader

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill

HALTON Council’s leader has welcomed the newly created Liverpool City Region Combined Authority which meets for the first time on April 1.

The body, which aims to promote economic growth and major strategic projects, is made up of council leaders from Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral, the elected mayor of Liverpool and the chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

It was approved by the Lords in Westminster on Monday.

Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill reassured residents that they will not lose their identity.

He said: “Halton is still Halton and our post codes won’t change.

“This gives us a bigger, stronger voice and formalises an arrangement we have had for some time.

“It gives us the opportunity to bid collectively for larger sums of money. It benefits us all.

“This formalises an arrangement we had before.

“It will only concern economic development and transportation. Everything else will stay the same.

“It will give us a bigger purchasing power.”

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7:57am Wed 26 Mar 14

PaulCa says...

Quick, look... an airborne porcine creature
Quick, look... an airborne porcine creature PaulCa
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8:19pm Wed 26 Mar 14

robertrich1976 says...

as a disabled bus pass holder will this mean I can use my bus pass on the trains in Liverpool now
as a disabled bus pass holder will this mean I can use my bus pass on the trains in Liverpool now robertrich1976
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12:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Sagan Prime says...

We haven't been part of Cheshire since 1998, this is long overdue for me but extremely welcome.
We haven't been part of Cheshire since 1998, this is long overdue for me but extremely welcome. Sagan Prime
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