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Three Rivers District Council and Hertfordshire County Council support new joint committee for good growth

20th October 2020

Three Rivers District Council and Hertfordshire County Council are the latest of 11 councils on the Hertfordshire Growth Board to officially announce their support for the new statutory joint committee.

Building upon the success of the Growth Board collaboration over the last two years, the new committee, made up of Hertfordshire Council Leaders and Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership, will work within a democratic framework in all its future decision making. 

This increased openness and transparency in the meetings of the Growth Board will provide a means for businesses, stakeholders and residents to understand how the work of the Board will support the delivery of good growth with long-term benefits for Hertfordshire.

Councillor David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council and Chair of Hertfordshire Growth Board, said: “The joint committee is a positive step and an important evolution of the Growth Board governance. The County Council supports the work of the Growth Board and its commitment to ensuring residents, businesses and stakeholders are part of the county’s Growth journey, from meetings right through to delivery. We welcome the increased openness and transparency this joint committee will bring.”

Councillor Sarah Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “We are ambitious for the future of Three Rivers. By supporting this new committee, and working closely and transparently with our partners, we can work to ensure longer-term benefits for our residents and businesses.”

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Watford Borough Council have also given their formal support for the new joint committee.