Sheffield City region renames itself South Yorkshire
The region of the city of Sheffield changed its legal name to South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
He said the rebranding would better reflect the geography of the region it serves and be in line with its ongoing integration with the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.
Mayor-elect Dan Jarvis (Lab) will become Mayor of South Yorkshire, which covers the areas of Sheffield City Council with the MBCs of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.
Mr Jarvis said: “As powers and resources have been transferred from Westminster to South Yorkshire, we can make decisions at the local level about our economy, our transport, our skills, our housing and our infrastructure, by us. ensuring that we can deliver what the local population needs and connect people and businesses where they need to be.
“We will use them to create a vibrant and prosperous South Yorkshire where people want to live, visit and work. A strong brand is crucial to achieving this ambition and we will use it to promote our region across the country and the world, to attract new investment and unleash the potential of our people, businesses and places – creating a stronger South Yorkshire, greener and fairer for everyone. “