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Come along and share your views at our listening event in Grimsby

10:34 am, Monday, 25th September 2023 - 10 months ago


North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet listening event is back and residents are invited to join their Cabinet members to discuss issues and ideas for the borough.

People are invited to Grimsby Town Hall on Thursday 5 October, between 4pm and 6pm, on a first-come-first-served basis to meet the leading councillors.

Previous listening events have discussed topics ranging from regeneration, culture, the arts and tourism, to highways, littering and traffic issues.

Council leader, Councillor Philip Jackson, encourages people to come along and have their say on subjects that matter to them.

“As with the other sessions, this won’t be any sort of decision-making forum, but we’re keen to make sure we’re accessible to the public and we hope people will continue to take the opportunity to come and discuss some of the key things either already going on or planned for the area.”

Cllr Jackson emphasised the events would not replace or impact on ward surgeries currently held by councillors from across all the area’s political parties.

“Ward surgeries are very important for allowing residents to talk directly and raise specific issues with their local councillor to take up on their behalf and are a key part of a councillor’s work,’’ he said.

“These listening events are more of an opportunity for the public to come and talk to us about borough-wide matters – and also share some of their ideas with us if they want – so we can continue to work with them to realise the ambition and aspirations we all have for North East Lincolnshire.’’

Cabinet members to attend:

Cllr Philip Jackson – Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy, Net Zero, Skills and Housing:

  • Economic strategy
  • Regeneration, inward investment and growth
  • Business support and local enterprise
  • All aspects of housing
  • Net Zero, decarbonisation, the NEL Carbon Roadmap and the Green agenda
  • Strategic economic collaboration
  • Skills and employability

Cllr Stan Shreeve – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care:

  • Adult social care
  • Health and adult social care commissioning and provision
  • Public health and health inequality
  • Health and care partnership, collaboration and integration

Cllr Stephen Harness – Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources and Assets:

  • Financial strategy and corporate governance
  • Revenue budget and capital programme
  • Digital strategy, inclusion and development
  • Shared services and commercial development
  • Financial inclusion
  • Assets (corporate, commercial, community) and estate management

Cllr Margaret Cracknell – Portfolio Holder for Children and Education:

  • Statutory Lead Member for children’s services
  • Safeguarding of children and young people
  • Corporate parenting, care leavers and family support
  • Early help
  • SEND
  • School improvement and education

Cllr Stewart Swinburn – Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport:

  • Planning, development control, highways and transportation
  • Traffic management, parking and regulation
  • Waste, recycling and environmental management
  • Neighbourhood services, street scene, parks, open spaces
  • Climate Change related policy implementation affecting the natural environment

Cllr Ron Shepherd – Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities:

  • All aspects of local authority enforcement and regulatory services
  • Environmental health, port health, food safety, pollution control, trading standards and licensing
  • Community safety and anti-social behaviour
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Emergency planning and civil contingencies

Cllr Hayden Dawkins – Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy:

  • Tourism and the visitor economy
  • Leisure, sport and recreation, including the playing pitch strategy
  • Culture, Borough heritage, museums and the arts
  • Equalities, diversity and inclusion
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