Lincolnshire County Council
Non-metropolitan county council of Lincolnshire
Chair of the Council
since 20 May 2022
|Seats||70 (36 needed for a majority)|
Length of term
|4 May 2021|
|1 May 2025|
|County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL|
Lincolnshire County Council is the county council that governs the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire in England, less those parts governed by the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The number of councillors was reduced from 77 to 70 at the 2017 local election.
The council was created in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It succeeded the Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey County Councils, and the Lincoln County Borough Council.
The council is responsible for public services such as education, transport, highways, heritage, social care, libraries, trading standards, and waste management.
The council has its main offices and meeting place at County Offices on Newlands in Lincoln. The building was built in 1926–1932 as the headquarters for the former Lindsey County Council, one of Lincolnshire County Council's predecessors.
Chief executives have included:
The county council is the upper-tier of local government, below which are seven councils with responsibility for local services such as housing, planning applications, licensing, council tax collection and rubbish collection. The districts of Lincolnshire are:
Wherever you live in Lincolnshire, whether in the countryside of the Wolds or Fens, the Coastal area or even on the edge of a town, a Mobile Library will stop nearby.