THE future of North East Lincolnshire Parish Councils – their make-up, boundary sizes and structures – will be decided following a second round of public consultation, which is open now.
Borough residents are being asked to take part in what is the final part of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Parish Council Community Governance Review.
During the first part of the process, which took place earlier this year, residents were asked to give their views on any changes that they felt should take place – looking at the size and shape of Parish/Town Councils, how many there are and their electoral processes and governance. These councils represent the first tier of local government across the country and play a vital role in the services provided for local people, and communities.
The results of that first consultation were considered and discussed at a Full Council Meeting in September. It was recommended that no electoral or governance changes be made to any existing parish council, except for Immingham Town Council where changes are recommended in relation to the parish boundaries only. No new Parish Councils were recommended. (Immingham Civic Centre is pictured)
North East Lincolnshire Council is now asking for views on those draft recommendations before their final implementation. The survey, which will close on Friday 3 November, includes a map showing the proposed changes to the Immingham Town Council boundary. Please go to Have your say | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
If you need to speak to someone to give your views or to ask any questions you can send an email to [email protected].