Town Deal governance - Newcastle

Importance of governance

The Towns Fund has issued strict guidelines for managing Town Deals. Town Deal boards are not legal entities. However, setting up a Town Deal board, bringing together local people and organisations to develop transformational projects for their area, was an essential part of the Town Deal award.

We are the accountable body for the Town Deal. The role of the board is to advise us on the needs of their area and for monitoring progress with the projects that make up the town investment plan.

Our terms of reference

The board has developed its own terms of reference for the operation of the board and the sub-groups. However, board members are required to adhere to the governance standards and policies of the lead council.

We also have internal working groups which monitor project delivery.