Redditch Labour Council leader Bill Hartnett is not convinced by the idea of a new powerful 'super council' for Worcestershire. Council leader Bill Hartnett said: "I would not wish to see one super council.
As for a combined authority, I stick to my previous statements.
I want what is best for Redditch and we are in discussions to see what is on offer. At the current moment in time this may or may not wish to become part of a combined authority.
Hopefully we will know more after meeting with other council leaders in September. I will be interested to see what results County Council ratepayer funded consultancy firm KPMG come up with and we will be considering everything very carefully before any decisions are made by the council. Decisions will not be made lightly and will be decided upon by the council as a whole."