Town Deal governance - Newcastle

Council policies

Important policies

In line with the government’s Town Deal prospectus, Board members should adhere to the governance standards and policies of the lead council. We are the lead council and accountable body for both Newcastle and Kidsgrove Town Deals, so the boards need to follow our policies in the following areas. 

However, this relates to the principle of these policies, recognising that not all aspects of the policies will apply to external organisations.

Conflicts of interest

All members of the Town Deal boards are stakeholders in the economic and social wellbeing of the Town Deal areas. However, there may be times when conflicts of interest arise or where members stand to benefit from Town Deal projects.

Members of both Town Deal boards should, where required, complete a declaration of interest. This will be held by the lead council. Declarations of interest is a standing item at the beginning of every board meeting.