North East Lincolnshire Council
|Founded||1 April 1996|
|Preceded by||Humberside County Council|
Mayor of North East Lincolnshire
Cllr David Hasthorpe, Conservative
since May 2021
Leader of the Council
Cllr Phillip Jackson, Conservative
since 11 March 2019
since 7 February 2018
Length of term
|First past the post|
|6 May 2021|
|5 May 2022|
|To create a stronger economy and stronger communities|
|Grimsby Town Hall, Grimsby|
North East Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North East Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It was established following the abolition of Humberside County Council on 1 April 1996. The council 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.
The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, North East Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North East 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.
In July 2017 it was announced that the Council and the local Clinical Commissioning Group would have a joint chief executive.
Main article: North East Lincolnshire Council elections
The present political make-up of the council is: Conservative (32), Labour (7) and Liberal Democrats (3)
|Parliamentary constituency||Ward||Councillor||Party||Term of office|
|Great Grimsby constituency||East Marsh||Stephen Beasant||Liberal Democrat||2003-22|
|Nicola Aisthorpe||Liberal Democrat||2021-23|
|Kay Rudd||Liberal Democrat||2016-24|
|West Marsh||Gemma Sheridan||Labour||2018–22|
|Croft Baker||Oliver Freeston||Conservative||2018–22|
|Humberston and New Waltham||Stephen Harness||Conservative||2013-22[M]|
|Sidney Sussex||Debbie Rodwell||Labour||2018–22|
In 2010 North East Lincolnshire Council entered into a partnership with Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited, which was taken over by Cofely GDF SUEZ in 2013 (renamed Engie 2016) on a 10-year partnership to deliver facilities management.
There was a roll of honour at Matthew Humberston Foundation School commemorating the deaths of 42 past pupils of the school who died in World War I, but after the closure of the school in 2010, it was put into storage at the Council offices. As of November 2019[update] the roll of honour was still being stored by the Council, "with a view to being put on public display in a new town centre museum and heritage centre".