Confused (dot) LEP?

Comment added also as post by Owl – who is also confused.

“It’s all very confusing (especially sorting out your NUTS 1,2&3).

The joint covering letter from the two LEPs (one of which appears to have its own joint committee just to confuse things further) says:

“We have put forward two submissions; one on behalf of Cornwall Council and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and another on behalf of the Heart of the South West Joint Committee and the HotSW Local Enterprise Partnership representing Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.”

They also go on to say:

“We are submitting this joint letter as being neighbouring areas we have similar policy asks which the committee might find helpful to have highlighted as well as the nuances that are described in our two responses. There is no clear definition of what constitutes a region and we believe these two documents provide detailed insight into the complexity of this subject.”

So Cornwall (and the Scilly Isles) gets the joint forward plus a detailed response under the heading:

“Written evidence submitted by Cornwall Council and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, 2nd August 2019″ [4,342 words and four graphs – a lot of nuance and explanation of complexity particular to Cornwall in here. Good for them.]

The Heart of the South West joint letter is followed by…………….NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Couldn’t be bothered or just forgot to add it? Sadly, either way, the people of Devon and Somerset have lost out.”

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  1. Would this be the decisive LEP for East Devon demonstrating their commitment and capability to develop a regional approach that will see East Devon grow faster than anyone else in the United (last time I was looking at the BBC News) Kingdom? Maybe be should would exactly what they are being paid for if they cannot actually be bothered to hold out the begging bowl to central government. Just imagine if they were liable for repaying money for non-performance. If they were employees we would demand some actual measurable performance. Oh sorry. We didn’t appoint them, they just kind of invented themselves, they make up their own rules and they answer to nobody, but they get paid good taxpayers money for doing nothing. Why do they get all the luck and the hard pressed citizens have to scrape a living on tourism?


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