Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council Working Together
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council are moving towards the next step: “To create a single statutory South Warwickshire Council covering all of the activities currently carried out by Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council by 2024.
This week, both Councils will be making important decisions on the future shape and delivery of Council services in South Warwickshire.
Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council says: “Out of crisis often comes opportunity. Our two Councils have much in common and working together we’ve been able to respond positively to the pandemic. The local Recovery Plan will be strengthened if Councillors decide to take this historic step, giving an opportunity to improve local government services across South Warwickshire, generating greater value for our residents and taxpayers.”
The Deloitte report will be presented to Warwick District Council’s Executive on Thursday 11 February, where Members will be discussing the future relationship between the two Councils, before final recommendations go to Full Council on Wednesday 24 February.
The options for The Executive are as follows:
- To receive or to reject the Deloitte report “Creating a South Warwickshire Council”.
- To either support the principle of pursuing further integration between
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council to the point of a full merger of the organisations.
Subject to option 2:
For the Chief Executive to develop proposals for a full merger between Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council in order to create a South Warwickshire Council.
That the sum of £100,000 pa for the period 2021/22 to 2023/24 be provided to ensure that there is sufficient programme management support the guide the Council through this the transition to a full merger.
The documents and reports for the Executive meeting 11/02/2021 are available to view on the Warwick District Council Website.