Lincolnshire County Council rejects devolution deal that would bring £450million into the county

October 20, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has voted to reject a historic devolution deal that would bring £450million into the county. Councillors met to discuss revolutionary plans to unite all 10 of Lincolnshire’s local authorities, creating the Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority (GLCA). But many felt the deal being offered was not good enough and it was better to reject the proposals and push the government for a better deal for the people of Lincolnshire. An elected mayor would […]

Council backs consultation on Mayoral Combined Authority

May 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Plans to consult on proposed devolution arrangements – including a directly elected Mayor – have been supported by East Lindsey District Council. Devolved powers from Central Government would give Greater Lincolnshire the ability to influence the major issues affecting the area – including infrastructure, flood risk management, housing, skills, and economic development.Councillor Craig Leyland,Leader, East Lindsey District Council In March this year, councils in the Greater Lincolnshire area – including ELDC – signed a headline […]

George Osborne announces Lincolnshire devolution deal

March 18, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire is to get a directly-elected mayor and more devolved powers. The announcement of a combined authority came in chancellor George Osborne’s Budget earlier. Under the deal the new authority would be responsible for decisions currently handled by the government, including transport and skills training. Devolution – the transfer of certain powers from central government – has already taken place in Greater Manchester, Cornwall and Sheffield. Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council and spokesperson for […]