North Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.

North Lincolnshire Council
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Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byHumberside County Council
Leadership
Mayor of North Lincolnshire
Cllr Peter Clark, Conservative
since 18th May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Rob Waltham MBE, Conservative
since 16th January 2017
Chief executive
Denise Hyde
since 12th October 2016
Structure
Seats43 councillors
North Lincolnshire Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (26)
Other parties
     Labour (17)
Elections
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Website
http://www.northlincs.gov.uk

Powers and functions

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, North Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North Lincolnshire Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

Political control

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2003
Conservative 2003–2007
Labour 2007–2011
Conservative 2011 – present
2003 North Lincolnshire Council election

Elections to North Lincolnshire Council were held on 1 May 2003. The Labour Party lost its overall majority to the Conservative Party. Overall turnout was 51.3%.

2007 North Lincolnshire Council election

Elections to North Lincolnshire Council were held on 3 May 2007. The Conservative Party lost its overall majority to the Labour Party. Overall turnout was 32%.

2011 North Lincolnshire Council election

The North Lincolnshire Council election took place on as part of English local elections on 5 May 2011, with all 43 members up for election. Defending a majority of one, the Labour Party lost control of the council to the Conservatives, who won with a majority of three seats in the only Conservative council gain from Labour in the country.

2015 North Lincolnshire Council election

The 2015 North Lincolnshire Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the North Lincolnshire Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections.

2019 North Lincolnshire Council election

The 2019 North Lincolnshire Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect all 43 members of North Lincolnshire Council in England. This will be on the same day as other local elections.

The election resulted in the Conservative Party retaining control of the council.

Axholme Line–Haxey

Axholme Line–Haxey is a 7.23-hectare Local Nature Reserve near the village of Haxey in North Lincolnshire. It is owned and managed by North Lincolnshire Council. It is composed of neutral calcareous grassland encompassing a stretch of the disused Axholme Joint Railway which runs from Haxey to land adjacent to Low Burnham. The site can be accessed by the public opposite Haxey Primary School.

Baysgarth School

Baysgarth School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form situated in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, England.The school was formed in 1975 from the merger of Barton Grammar School and Beretun Secondary Modern School, and is located over both former school sites.

Baysgarth is a community school administered by North Lincolnshire Council. Since 2006 the school has had a specialism in technology. School curriculum includes GCSEs, NVQs and ASDAN courses. Sixth Form pupils have the option to study from a range of A Levels and Cambridge Technicals. The school has a partnership with Brigg Sixth Form (which includes Sir John Nelthorpe School and The Vale Academy) to offer a wider range of sixth form courses over the three school sites.

Bottesford, Lincolnshire

Bottesford is a historic village with town status, due to its town council, in North Lincolnshire, England.The town is joined to southern Scunthorpe, and is defined by the B1501 road to the north and Bottesford Beck to the south. The River Trent lies to the west, with a boundary line approximately along Grammar School Walk, Richmond Close and Winchester Drive to the east. Bottesford parish includes the hamlet of Yaddlethorpe, and Bottesford Moor.

In the 2001 Census, Bottesford's population was recorded as 11,171, falling to 11,038 at the 2011 census.

Brumby Wood

Brumby Wood is a 21.84-hectare Local Nature Reserve in the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. It is owned and managed by North Lincolnshire Council. It is composed of ancient woodland which provides a good habitat for birds, mammals, invertebrates, bluebell, wild garlic and yellow archangel; the site is located in Scunthorpe and is bounded to the north by the South Humberside Main Line railway, to the east and west by playing fields and to the south by an industrial site, a crematorium and a cemetery; the wood is bisected by the A18 road.

Crowle Peatland Railway

Crowle Peatland Railway is a fledgling railway museum based on the peat moors at Crowle in North Lincolnshire, England.

Huntcliff School, Kirton in Lindsey

Huntcliff School is a mixed secondary school located in Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire, England.Previously a community school administered by North Lincolnshire Council, Huntcliff School was converted to academy status on 1 February 2012. However the school continues to coordinate with North Lincolnshire Council for admissions.

Huntcliff School teaches GCSEs, BTECs, OCR Nationals and vocational courses as programmes of study for pupils. Vocational courses are taught in conjunction with North Lindsey College.

List of Local Nature Reserves in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is an English ceremonial county consisting of the North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire unitary authorities and the non-metropolitan Lincolnshire County Council, made up of six districts (Boston, East Lindsey, North Kesteven, South Holland, South Kesteven and West Lindsey) and the City of Lincoln. The non-metropolitan county is in the East Midlands, while the two unitary authorities are part of the Yorkshire and Humber region. Bound to the south by Rutland, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, to the south-east by Norfolk and to the west by Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire's eastern edge follows the coastline with the North Sea and the southern bank of the River Humber to the north. The county's area is the fourth largest in England, but its population, at 714,800, is only the 14th highest.

Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) are designated by local authorities under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. The local authority must have a legal control over the site, by owning or leasing it or having an agreement with the owner. LNRs are sites which have a special local interest either biologically or geologically, and local authorities have a duty to care for them. They can apply local bye-laws to manage and protect LNRs. As of January 2018, Lincolnshire has 32 designated Local Nature Reserves.

Liz Redfern, Baroness Redfern

Elizabeth Marie "Liz" Redfern, Baroness Redfern (born 25 September 1947) is a British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords.

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 167,446 at the 2011 census. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe, the administrative centre, Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.

North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition of Humberside County Council in 1996, when four unitary authorities replaced it, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the river Humber, and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank.

It is home to the Haxey Hood, a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January, a large football scrum where a leather tube (the "hood") is pushed to one of four pubs, where it remains until next year's game.

In 2015, North Lincolnshire Council began discussions with the other nine authorities in the Greater Lincolnshire area as part of a devolution bid. If successful this would see greater powers over education, transport, health, crime and social care being devolved from central government.

North Lincolnshire Council elections

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in Lincolnshire, England. It was created on 1 April 1996 replacing Glanford, Scunthorpe, part of Boothferry and Humberside County Council.

Rob Waltham

Alan Robert Waltham MBE (born 15 June 1972) is the (Conservative) Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and councillor for the Brigg and Wolds Ward. He has been a North Lincolnshire councillor since 2007. Rob also serves as the political agent for the Conservative Party candidates in the Brigg and Goole & Scunthorpe constituencies, endorsing Andrew Percy MP and local councillor Holly Mumby-Croft in the 2017 General Election.

Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe () is an industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and had an estimated total resident population of 82,334 according to the 2016 census. A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre, is also known as the "Industrial Garden Town". It is the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln and Grimsby. The Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe is Nic Dakin (Labour).

The Axholme Academy

The Axholme Academy (formerly North Axholme School) is a mixed secondary school located in Crowle, North Lincolnshire, England.Previously a community school administered by North Lincolnshire Council, North Axholme School was converted to academy status on 1 January 2012 and was renamed The Axholme Academy. However the school continues to coordinate with North Lincolnshire Council for admissions.

The Axholme Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils.

West Halton

West Halton is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) north-west from Winterton, approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from Scunthorpe, and 2 miles (3 km) south from the Humber Estuary. The parish contains part of Coleby, a hamlet south of the village.

In the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 331, increasing slightly to 340 at the 2011 census.West Halton has existed from the Anglo Saxon period, and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Haltone". The name has been translated as "farmstead in a nook or corner of land".West Halton has a central village green. There is a public house, the Butchers Arms, and a village hall which has served as a part-time post office since the village post office closed. There are no shops in the village. The church is dedicated to St Etheldreda; it was built in 1695 as a replacement for an earlier building destroyed by fire in 1692.A public transport bus service is provided by Hornsby Travel, subsidised by North Lincolnshire Council. The now closed West Halton railway station was situated near the village. It was built in 1906 by the North Lindsey Light Railway.

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