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Question time with Cabinet: Your chance to ask the questions you want answering

9:00 am, Monday, 4th March 2024 - 4 weeks ago

Councillors and democracy

Have you got an important question to ask? Is there an issue you want to talk about? Then make sure to come to Question Time with Cabinet in Freshney Place.

The event gives the people of North East Lincolnshire the opportunity to speak to the decision makers of the Council about what matters most to them.

Those interested are invited to Bakers and Baristas, next to Boots and The Works, in Freshney Place on Thursday, 14 March, to come and speak to the portfolio holders.

Held from 4pm to 5.30pm, those who attend will be given the cabinet’s attention to talk about a range of topics including, as an example, tourism, education, and the environment.

What does Cabinet mean?

Key decisions, which are those with a significant impact, are made by the Council’s Cabinet. The Cabinet is made up of between three and 10 elected Members appointed by the Leader of the Council.

Each Cabinet Member has responsibility and individual decision-making powers for a range of particular services, collectively known as their ‘portfolio’.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet is made up of seven Members from the Conservative group – the majority party. These members include the Leader, Cllr Philip Jackson, and Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Stan Shreeve. The Cabinet is the key decision-making body of the Council, and provides political leadership and direction across the whole range of council services.

Cabinet also votes to accept policies, plans and strategies, including the fixing of the budget and council tax levels. However, the final decision on such important matters rests with Full Council when all members vote.

Who is on the Cabinet?

Every member will be attending the Question Time with Cabinet event to respond to your questions and queries. Those people are:

  • Cllr Philip Jackson – Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy, Net Zero, Skills and Housing;
  • Cllr Stan Shreeve – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care;
  • Cllr Margaret Cracknell – Portfolio Holder for Children and Education;
  • Cllr Hayden Dawkins– Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy;
  • Cllr Steve Harness – Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources and Assets;
  • Cllr Ronald Shepherd – Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities;
  • Cllr Stewart Swinburn – Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport.
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