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This page will help you find and take part in consultations that interest you. We consider what you tell us and use this, alongside other information, to inform our recommendations and decisions on the related project. 


What is a consultation?

A consultation is a process of the public providing their views and feedback on a proposal to consider in the decision-making. Some consultations have to be undertaken as part of ‘official guidance’ within specific projects or pieces of work. Consultations and surveys are also used to seek more general insight and feedback from our communities on certain topics or subject areas.

How does a consultation work?

No two consultation exercises are the same, and how to consult on a particular area/issue or proposed policy/service change or development will be based on each specific project or piece of work.

How can I take part in a consultation?

Consultations are mainly undertaken via online/paper surveys and further insight and engagement can be conducted through focus groups, one-on-ones and pop-up events where necessary. 

What are the ‘About You’ questions for?

At the end of some consultations and surveys, you will see an ‘optional’ set of questions titled ‘About You’. We are often asked why we ask questions when the survey might not seem to have an obvious link to them. The reason is it helps us understand who we are reaching with our engagement and if we have gaps (for example age groups, communities of NE Lincs, etc). This could help us look to change how we reach out or share surveys and consultations on future projects and work, hence why we appreciate you taking the time to complete this section.

Not just consultations

We’ve explained what a ‘consultation’ is but that’s not the only type of engagement activity undertaken. This page houses surveys too, from both us and on behalf of partner organisations. We also undertake a variety of other engagement work, such as focus groups, pop-up events and one-on-ones to name a few. We look to ensure the method of engagement fits with the work we are supporting.


Open consultations and surveys

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Each year, North East Lincolnshire Council is required to survey parents in order to understand the childcare needs within the local authority this includes, but is not limited to, funded provision for under 4s and wraparound childcare provision for primary aged children.

There is a new National Wraparound Childcare programme that has been introduced by the Department for Education to commence in September 2024; however, some providers are already offering wraparound childcare services for primary school aged children.


As part of the survey, it is important that North East Lincolnshire Council are able to gain a range of views regarding childcare within the local authority and hear from parents who use childcare and from those who do not use childcare specifically where there are barriers to provision.

This survey will be open until 31st August 2024.

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 or Infrastructure Delivery Plan. We are currently updating these documents and will be available in the near future. 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.

Imperial College London is investigating the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the general population, including NHS patients & staff. You can choose to take part by completing a brief anonymous survey which is available in several languages.

You can access the survey on your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. The short survey is available in several languages and can be accessed on Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management or by scanning the QR code.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.


Contact details

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

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 313131

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

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