Following a council decision on Thursday 25 May, the authority is carrying out a review of all Town/Parish Councils in North East Lincolnshire. This will consider:
- Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes, including reviewing parish boundaries;
- The naming and style of parishes (e.g., town/parish/village council);
- The electoral arrangements for parishes (e.g., ordinary year of election; number of parish councillors; and parish warding);
- Group or ungroup parishes.
The council is now inviting residents and other interested persons/organisations to submit their views on the current arrangements between 2 June and 28 July 2023. A second stage of consultation on any proposed changes to the current arrangements will be held between 8 September and 3 November 2023.
The council is also seeking views from residents and other interested persons/organisations on the frequency it should hold future council elections. The council currently elects its councillors by thirds (holding elections three out of every four years). The alternative is to hold all-out elections, whereby the council would hold elections for all councillors every four years. You can submit your views on this proposal between 2 June and 28 July 2023.
To take part in either consultation please go to Have your say | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
Meanwhile further information about both reviews can be viewed at www.nelincs.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting. You can also submit comments through this webpage, or write to the Elections Manager, North East Lincolnshire Council, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU or email [email protected] during the consultation periods set out above.