North East Lincolnshire Council

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This consultation closes at midday on 20 January 2020.

We want your views on how we manage household waste and recycling in the future.

It comes as central government is proposing some big changes to how recycling and waste is managed in England and this will shape what councils all across the country do in the future. More detail about these proposals is expected early in 2020.

We want to understand your views on the environment, how to improve recycling rates, food waste, Community Recycling Centres (the tips) and how recycling is collected from people’s homes.

You can have your say on the Waste and recycling survey.

This consultation closes on 26 January 2020.

We want North East Lincolnshire to be a place where people thrive, businesses succeed and visitors enjoy what we’ve got to offer. To help achieve this, we align the Council budget to support the delivery of our main priorities:

Stronger economy – Growing a higher value business economy, creating good quality jobs and celebrating our place.

Stronger communities – Reducing inequalities, growing skill levels, enabling a good quality of life and supporting families throughout their lives.

Alongside this, we want to be a smart council, delivering the most efficient and effective services we can to the communities that need them.

The council is funded through:

Revenue funding: Money local councils get from central government (e.g the Revenue Support Grant, which has reduced year on year) and funding we raise through Council Tax and Business Rates – this money makes up the largest part of our income and pays for the day to day operation of local services.

Capital funding: Money that typically we have bid for from central government and other pots of funding for longer term schemes such as the Town Deal and Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme. In addition the Council has the ability to borrow to help finance such projects.

Our challenge is to try and balance the delivery of activity that affects everyone with delivering statutory support that only affects a few, all set alongside increasing demands on our services.

Issues, such as bins, litter and roads affect nearly everyone who lives and works here and these are a key focus of the council. Other issues like domestic abuse, homelessness, care in old age, insecure jobs, low pay and keeping vulnerable children safe affect a few people directly but we need to balance this demand to make sure we meet the needs of all residents.

We want to know what you think our priorities should be for the next year.

We want to hear from you about:

  • The services you think we need the most
  • What you think the Council should protect now and in the future
  • Ideas or comments about how the financial pressure on services should be handled.

This survey asks you to prioritise the services that you think are important.

The aim of the survey is to take account of residents’ genuine preferences and concerns rather than being skewed by respondents answering that money should only be put into services that they use. This survey is designed to be overarching based on overall resource allocation, further consultation about specific proposals will take place when necessary.

We need to be careful to make sure that we don’t let any key groups of people down in North East Lincolnshire. We use other information to supplement the results of this consultation alongside meeting our statutory obligations.

You can have your say on the budget survey.

This consultation closes on 20 January 2020.

Our cameras are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and they proved to be an essential tool in both detecting and deterring crime.

We want to make sure that CCTV continues to make a difference, that’s why we are looking into new CCTV technological advancements and different ways of working, so we can be more responsive in town centres.

We would like to understand how you feel about CCTV in North East Lincolnshire and gather your views on these new initiatives.

We hope to make North East Lincolnshire a place that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

You can read the Draft CCTV Strategy (PDF) with this survey.

You can have your say on the CCTV survey.

The way we engage with you on major highways projects has changed. Many of our intentions for future projects are published in our Highways Strategy (PDF) or Infrastructure Delivery Plan (PDF). The projects published in these documents are intended to go ahead at some point in the future but will be subject to us securing grant funding for any upgrades.

We are taking comments and suggestions for projects that have not yet made it to the drawing board to give you the earliest opportunity to have your say. It is possible that your comments may not be used if a project never goes ahead or the opportunity to bid does not arise.

Any project that has grant funding approved will also go through a formal consultation process on the draft design. The process for these schemes is short, straightforward to follow and available here: Major Projects Engagement Process (PDF)

It also details how elected members are involved in the process.

You can submit your pre-bid comments on our highways major projects survey.

Following the 2018 SEND local area inspection, we want to hear from parents/carers and children/young people about your experience and your ideas about how to improve the provision in our area.

We want to know what good services look like to you, so we can work together to develop this and we want to follow this up next year to see if you think things have got better.

Young person survey: send2019yp.questionpro.eu

Parents/carers survey: send2019parent.questionpro.eu

Paper surveys are available at Lincs Inspire libraries or the Customer Access Point. Completed paper surveys can be handed in at these places. If you need to speak to someone to give your views, ask any questions or need a paper copy of the survey posting to you, please ring the SEND team on 01472 323166 or send an email to sen@nelincs.gov.uk

These surveys close on Sunday 12th January

We have allowed events to be held in public spaces for many years.

We are aiming to create a clear and consistent approach to the fees and charges that, on some occasions, we need to apply when events are held in public spaces.

We would like to know what you think about the new fees and charges to see if we need to make any changes.

Our Council Land Use Policy (PDF)

Complete the land use policy survey.

Survey closes on 10 January 2020

Between 1 October 2019 and 31 January 2020 all admission authorities in North East Lincolnshire have to consult for a period of 6 weeks on any changes to their proposed admission arrangements or any proposed decrease in their published admission number (PAN) for the academic year 2021-2022. Admission authorities do not have to consult on proposed increases to their PAN.

Admission Authorities must consult at least once every 7 years on their admission arrangements even if there have been no changes.

To find out more go to School Admission Arrangements Consultation 2021 – 2022.

North East Lincolnshire Council is carrying out a project to improve the accessibility and affordability of our bereavement services.

We are looking at the options of a tearoom and pet crematorium. Any income generated by the pet crematorium and tearoom will be used to re-invest in the service.

If you need to speak to someone to give your views or ask any questions or you need a copy of the survey posting to you, you can call 01472 326131 or email morgan.toner@nelincs.gov.uk. We can supply the survey in large print.

This consultation closes on Tuesday 4th February.

You can have your say here: https://bereavementservice.questionpro.eu

The Council is considering a landlord and tenant friendly Selective Licensing Scheme within parts of the East and West Marsh areas.   It’s intended to tackle the issues of crime, anti-social behaviour and poor housing conditions. We’re consulting with residents of the area, landlords and members of the public so this is an opportunity for you to influence how the scheme will be developed and carried out.  Your views will be considered and will help to shape the decisions made about the scheme.

We’d like to know about the issues you have experienced in these areas, what you think of the proposal as well as the areas suggested for Selective Licensing.

To have your say please click the below links;

Residents & the public https://bit.ly/2FUnT7D

For further information please read the attached documents here:

Easy Read summary

Frequently Asked Questions for landlords and letting agents

Frequently Asked Questions for residents and tenants

Business Case – Consultation for Selective Licensing

2013 Housing Stocks Survey

We are also holding drop-in sessions for landlords, residents and the public.

The drop-in sessions for landlords will be held on these dates:

Tuesday 21st January, 5:30pm, Grimsby, Town Hall;

Monday 27th January, 9am to 5pm, Grimsby, Town Hall;

The drop in sessions for residents and the public will be held on these dates:

Wednesday 29th January, 9am to 7:30pm, West Marsh Community Centre;

Thursday 30th January, 9am to 5pm, Grimsby Neighbourhood Centre;

Wednesday 5th February, 5pm to 7:30pm, Grimsby Neighbourhood Centre;

This consultation closes on Thursday 26th March.

Consultation Officer, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: consultation@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, except bank holidays