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Past consultations


Find out the results and findings for consultations and surveys that have already completed.

To see what has changed as a result of past consultations go to our You said, we did page. 

For further information about past consultations please contact our consultation officer at [email protected].

Closed consultations


The Council previously sought feedback on Selective Licensing Scheme within parts of the East and West Marsh areas.

Selective Licensing is looking to tackle the issues of crime, anti-social behaviour and poor housing conditions. We were consulting with residents of the area, landlords and members of the public affected, as an opportunity for them to influence how and if the scheme would be delivered.

We wanted know about the issues you have experienced in these areas, what you thought of the proposal as well as the areas suggested for Selective Licensing.

At the time we were unable to progress with the proposal due to COVID19.

The Council is committed to improving housing standards in the borough, and reserves the right to consult on Selective Licensing in the future.

In the meantime if you have any interest or queries on the first round of engagement on Selective Licensing or for any updates or news of upcoming work related to it please contact Jacqui Wells via; [email protected].

(Consultation was shared on behalf of Ofsted)

The Big Listen sought views right across Ofsted’s work, from schools and children’s social care to teacher training and early years.

Across Ofsteds work, they wanted to explore 4 areas:

  • reporting – how they report on their education and regulatory inspections
  • inspection practice – the shape of their education and regulatory inspections, their ways of working and the craft of inspecting
  • culture and purpose – the conduct of their inspections and the way they work
  • impact – the consequences of their inspections for children, professionals, institutions and parents’ choices

Ofsted would like to thank you for taking the time to help them improve and achieve their ambition of being a world-class inspectorate and regulator.

Find out more about this survey and the next steps of The Big Listen.

Survey closed on 31st May 2024

We asked you to have your say for the future of Cleethorpes Pier Gardens.

The work began to develop the draft designs for Pier Gardens, and we asked you to have your say to help the Council realise its ambitions.

For the second phase of development, we again invited residents, businesses and visitors to tell us what they liked about the concept designs, share their creative ideas & what they would like to see in the space so that final designs could be drawn up within the budget available from the Levelling UP Funding award.

If you would like to view the concepts further then visit the dedicated webpages, Pier Gardens, and Market Place

If you would like to know more about the Cleethorpes Masterplan this you can read at Cleethorpes Masterplan — Hemingway Design Hemingway Design.

This survey closed on Friday 24th May 2024. 

This survey asked a variety of questions to assess diet quality and barriers to a nutritious diet (such as affordability, nutrition knowledge, and accessibility of nutritious food). The results will now be analysed to identify inequalities in the opportunities local people have to be able to adopt a nutritious diet. Where inequalities are identified, work will be targeted towards tackling these, aiming towards making a nutritious diet accessible to everyone in NEL.

For further information and advice around healthy eating you can visit the designated page on the Live Well Healthy weight.

We want you to have your say for the future of Cleethorpes Market Place and Pier gardens.

The work developing the detailed designs for both Pier Gardens and the Market Place is getting underway and we want you to have your say to help the Council realise its ambitions.

For the first phase of development, we are inviting residents, businesses and visitors to tell us what they like, let us know their creative ideas and what they would like to see in the space, so that designs can be drawn up within the budget available from the Levelling UP Funding award.

This consultation closed on Friday 15 March 2024.  Thank you to everyone who got involved.

The feedback provided will be used to create the concept designs, which will then go back out for public consultation.

Further information

If you would like to know more about the Cleethorpes Masterplan it can be accessed on: Cleethorpes Masterplan Final report 2022.

We wanted to know what matters to you via the Local Plan review consultation.

The current North East Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted in 2018.

In line with the Government reforms to the planning process, the Local Plan review sought to:

  1. Simplify the Local Plan.
  2. Focus on local priorities.
  3. Not repeat national guidance.
  4. Provide a framework for development in North East Lincolnshire to be a place where people are proud to live, work, invest and visit.

All information relating to the Local Plan and the consultation is available on the Planning Policy page, including the contact information for the team should you have any more queries.

Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire were seeking feedback from people who receive support at home or their informal carers.
On topics such as:

  • The services you currently receive
  • What difference these services make to you or your informal carer?
  • What changes you would like to see?

To find out more about the findings and uses of this survey please contact Healthwatch via [email protected] or telephone 01472 361459.

The public archive service and public libraries located in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Waltham are managed by Lincs Inspire Limited on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council.  These are important services, valued by our local communities and providing a wealth of information and useful resources. 

View Lincs Inspire libraries and archives for more information.

In this consultation we asked about your views, thoughts and experiences to help us understand what the future of these services might look like, and what opportunities we should be considering that would help you and your family to enjoy these services more for phase one of the review. We also ran multiple focus groups at local settings throughout February and March to further understand current usage and ideas, and had lots of conversations with various community groups in the local area.

This consultation is now closed and the results will be published soon. Phase two is planned to commence later this year.

We wanted to find out about the activities you do and the services you use every day. This survey will help us to measure where things are improving or getting worse, and to understand how we can work better with you to tackle these challenges and make the most of arising opportunities in our local area into the future.

Therefore, in this survey, we asked you about your thoughts and experiences of what it is like to live and work in our local area. This survey is now closed and the results will be published soon.

People living and working in North East Lincolnshire were asked to have their say on an historic Greater Lincolnshire Devolution Proposal.

A new Mayoral Combined County Authority, (MCCA), is being proposed by the three lead councils in the area – North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council (both unitary authorities) and Lincolnshire County Council. All three have voted to accept the proposed deal.

The consultation closed on 29 January.

For any updates or queries visit Lets Talk Lincolnshire.

To find more information about the deal you can visit Greater Lincolnshire Devolution.

North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, EQUANS, are seeking feedback from concessionary fares pass holders about their bus journeys.

Data suggests that those with a concessionary fares pass have not been using buses after covid as these bus passenger numbers have dropped significantly and not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

If you are a concessionary fares pass holder or believe you are entitled to a pass but are unlikely to use it, then we want to know what will encourage you to travel by bus.

Your feedback will be discussed with local bus operators at the Enhanced Bus Quality Partnership, and where possible improvements will be made to make you feel better about travelling on the bus.

The results from this survey will be published soon.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s support for people across the borough will remain a top focus in the next financial year.

The annual budget consultation is part of the business planning process, and we would like for you to have your say and tell us:

  • What services are the most important to you.
  • What you think the Council should protect now and in the future.
  • Share with us any ideas about how the financial pressures on services should be handled.

The results of this consultation will be published soon.

Please Note – The acronyms SEND and SENDAP refer to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP)

Following both the launch of the new Local Area SEND Inspection framework in November 2022 and the SENDAP green Paper in March 2023, officers across education, health and care have worked with families, providers, and a range of different teams and professionals to compose the first drafts of three key strategies for SEND in North East Lincolnshire. With a significant focus on getting children with SEND and their families, the right support at the right time, we hope that these strategies identify where our priorities collectively across the borough are to further strengthen this offer.

Officers who have led on the drafting of the strategies have worked tirelessly to include a range of voices and feedback that has been gathered since September 2022. The Delivering Better Value in SEND engagement surveys, events, and workshops along with the launch of the NEL Parent Carer forum have both provided a huge amount of insight data, that has helped shape the 5 key priorities and the content of what the borough needs to focus on over the next five years to make things even better for our children and their families.

The results of this consultation will be published soon.

We received your views on serious violence in North East Lincolnshire which have directly impacted you and your family in your local community with the aim for us to work better across authorities when sharing information, collaborating and planning to prevent and reduce serious violence incidents in the future.

View the Adult Serious Violence Survey report (PDF, 367KB)

We received young people’s views on how they feel safe in public spaces, at school and travelling, to better understand where young people feel safer, what time of day they feel less safe and concerns around weapons, particularly knives. We will combine the from this survey with other crime data and that will give us a better understanding of issues young people face living in North East Lincolnshire and where we need to focus our efforts in order to keep them safe.

View the Young Person Serious Violence Survey report (Word, 317KB)

A public consultation was undertaken in northern Lincolnshire by NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) with people invited to share their thoughts on a proposed change to the way some services are provided at Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.

The consultations is now closed.

For any further information on this please visit;

Consultation page

Better Hospitals – Humber Acute Services Programme

Main Website

Humber & North Yorkshire Health & Care Partnership

Or contact;

Telephone: 01482 957750
E-mail: [email protected]

The third period of public consultation (15th December 2023 to 26th January 2024) on the Parish Council Community Governance Review has now been completed. This concerned a suggested change to the parish boundary between Barnoldby Le Beck and Waltham Parish Councils. The findings were considered by the Communities Scrutiny Panel on 22nd February 2024.

View the Parish Council Community Governance Review Phase 3 consultation results and Council recommendations on Council | Democracy.


This survey was conducted to find out what’s most important to you about nature in Greater Lincolnshire, to help identify the priorities for protecting and enhancing it in the future.

Your responses will help inform a new Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Greater Lincolnshire.

Engagement has concluded.

To keep you informed about progress with the project please visit lets talk Lincolnshire;

We have received your views about how often we should vote for our councillors. The options are either to change to ‘whole’ council elections every four years or retain the existing system of election ‘by thirds’. 

This consultation closed on 28 July 2023. The results will be published soon.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England will be commencing a review of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Ward boundaries in Summer 2024, with a view to completing that review by Autumn 2025. The new Ward boundaries will come into operation with effect from the June 2026 elections.

This consultation closed on the 28 July 2023.

We wanted to know what you think our current and future priorities should be.

We wanted to hear from you about:

  • The services you think we need the most
  • What you think the Council should protect now and in the future
  • Ideas or comments about how the financial pressure on services should be handled.

This consultation closed on 27 January 2023.

View the Budget Consultation Results 2023 (PDF, 627KB) .

To help us improve care and support services in North East Lincolnshire (NEL), we wanted you to tell us about what has happened to you, how you feel about this and how you think support could be made better.

We wanted to hear from you if you are deaf, hard of hearing and / or if you offer care or support to someone with hearing loss.

Survey closed 6 March 2023.

North East Lincolnshire Council wants to make sure people get the support they need, whether they have hearing loss themselves or care for someone who does. Following public consultation earlier this year the Council and the Hospital are working with the RNID to improve local support for people with hearing loss. If you want to get involved in a community support group, please contact: [email protected].

If you or someone you know has hearing loss, download the Hearing Loss Advice and Support (PDF, 129KB) here.

North East Lincolnshire Council consulted on the proposal of a new public space protection order (PSPO) covering parks, beaches, the sea front and other council land.

A PSPO is to allow the Council to place restrictions in specific areas to manage behaviour that could be detrimental to the environment or other people.

Many of the activities that were covered by the proposed PSPO were behaviours that damage parkland or could harm the protected environmental habitat along the coast or put wildlife at risk.

This Consultation closed in January 2023.

For further information on PSPOs in general and if you have any queries regarding PSPOs please visit Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) | NELC (

The consultation asked local people about their crime experience and what they think the Community Safety Partnership should focus its efforts on and direct its resources to in the coming year. For more information on the Community Safety Partnership and its priorities, and to view our latest Partnership Plan visit SaferNEL.

Our weekly food waste pilot is has now ended.  A national recycling organisation, other local authorities and a waste vehicle manufacturer are all using research from the pilot, and your responses to our survey to shape how food waste collections will be rolled out across the country in the future.

We wanted to hear your views about the food waste pilot.  The results from this survey are helping us to plan a borough wide roll out of weekly food waste collections expected in April 2026.

We wanted to hear your views on proposals around the future of Great Coates Village Nursery, Scartho Nursery School and Reynolds Day Care.

The survey is now closed.

The Council’s Cabinet has taken the decision to end the consultation.

The council is now working with staff, governors, and parents in the settings to fully assess the situation, taking account of the hundreds of views already gathered.

Once that is done, the future of the nurseries will be decided in collaboration with those responsible for their governance and management.

For more information on this decision, visit: Council’s Cabinet calls an end to nursery Consultation | NELC (

North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are looking for resident’s views to the current Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

The current BSIP priorities were formed from the last public consultation survey in 2021. These priorities are reviewed to ensure that the funding is used to address current issues and barriers that are most important to the community. The aim of these priorities is to improve passenger numbers and people’s overall bus experience.

This survey closes on 1 September 2023 and the result from this consultation is being used to form the Bus Service Improvement Plan subject to the Department for Transports requirements.

Every year, North East Lincolnshire Council has a duty to assess the childcare offer within our area.  We asked families about their current childcare needs now and in the future and any barriers that may be stopping them from using childcare. 

This survey closed on the 30 September 2023.

To view the results of this survey, please visit become a childcare provider.

Following consideration of the consultation responses received during the first consultation phase of our Parish Council Community Governance Review, Full Council on 7 September 2023 has 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 – these proposed changes were shown on a map on the survey.

This survey closed 3 November 2023.

View the Parish Council Community Governance Review Phase 2 consultation results and council recommendations

North East Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police are intending to vary three Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). 

This consultation wanted the views of how the PSPO can address the anti-social behaviour that is connected to the consumption of alcohol in Grimsby Town Centre, Peoples Park and Cleethorpes Town Centre and seafront.

This consultation closed on 30 September 2023. The results of this survey will form part of the application for the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) variation and will be published on the Safer NEL PSPO page.

We asked for local residents and businesses’ views on North East Lincolnshire Council’s draft Tree Strategy. This strategy demonstrates the council’s commitment to caring for trees under its management and help respond to the challenges of climate change and the natural ecosystem. It will provide a strategic approach towards ensuring all communities experience the environmental and health benefits that trees afford.

View the draft Tree Strategy Report (Word, 68KB)

The Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, sought the views of residents on electric vehicles and to understand on possible future trends of EV in the area.

The purpose of this survey was to support Transport Officials in developing an EV strategy and to provide evidence of resident’s views on EV and future usage to support funding bids aiming to make North East Lincolnshire EV ready.

The survey is now closed.

Local residents were invited to share their thought on our current polling arrangements in the local area, including how reasonable the facilities are for voting and that the polling places are accessible to all electors. The intention of the outcome of this review is to make changes on how these arrangements can be improved based on the feedback from the survey.

This consultation is now closed. View the Polling Station and Polling District Review results.

We invited our local residents to comment on the draft Housing Strategy to understand the views, wishes and feelings of residents in the local area.

The new strategy recognises those current challenges faced by residents and is set within the context of national policy changes affecting housing, social care, and planning.

View the Housing Strategy Report (Word, 130KB) .

In 2023 we sought your feedback on a follow up survey about Grimsby Town Centre to obtain further input on the findings from our survey in 2022.

Your additional thoughts on the town centre offer will be considered alongside previous input and we will check that the aims of the space are still the same. We wanted to hear how these changes will benefit you, what you think will make it even better, and how we can continue to keep you informed.

Survey closed 6th December 2023.

For up to date information on Grimsby Developments and relevant contact pathways please visit InvestNEL.

Consultations archive

Contact details

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

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 313131

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