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  • 15th November 2017
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    North East Combined Authority (NECA) business is cancelled on Thursday 16 November as members are paying their respects to its Chair Councillor Paul Watson who died last week.  Meetings will be re-scheduled in due course.

  • 8th November 2017
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    Statement from Head of Paid Service for NECA, Helen Golightly:
     
    “It is with sadness and great thanks that we recognise the huge contribution Councillor Paul Watson made during his years in public service, committed to enhancing the lives of people in Sunderland and across the North East. He worked tirelessly, driven by his passion for social and...

  • 24th October 2017
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    New funding to upgrade traffic management technology across the region has been announced by the Government.

    A total of £3.64m – which includes £2.8m from the Department for Transport – will be invested in helping to cut congestion and improve journey times across the North East Combined Authority (NECA) area.

    NECA is the seven councils which serve County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

    The funding will be used...

  • 31st July 2017
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    APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSON AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE AUTHORITY’S OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

    The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint an individual to be the Vice-Chair of the Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
    The functions of the Independent Vice-Chair are to:

    • To support the Chair in ensuring the Scrutiny Committee works effectively, with good collaboration between its members.
    • Be responsible for the conduct of committee...

  • 30th May 2017
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    The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is seeking an experienced lawyer to undertake the role of Monitoring Officer.

    A broad role, the Monitoring Officer will be responsible for ensuring the lawfulness and fairness of NECA decision-making, have overall management responsibility for the provision of a legal service for NECA and provide legal and commercial advice in respect of the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan.

    For detailed information on this role, please refer to...