Council To Poll For New Approach To Local Government in Lincolnshire

Residents in Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and adopting a unitary system of governance.

The current two-tier system that currently exists in Lincolnshire comprises one county council and seven district councils.

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Martin Hill said:  “The current system of councils in Lincolnshire is one we can no longer afford. A unitary model has successfully been adopted in many areas of the country and has proved to be simpler, better for services, more local and most importantly – costs less to run.

“I believe the current system is complicated, wasteful and no longer financially sustainable. Without change, important local services are already being reduced and even cut entirely.”

Subject to the approval of Lincolnshire County Council, a poll will be held at the same time as the May local government elections, asking the public whether they agree that Lincolnshire should have a unitary system of governance.

Residents in Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and adopting a unitary system of governance.

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