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 […]

Devolution plan for Greater Lincolnshire is “exciting and important”

September 4, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A council leader has described ambitious plans to bring more power and responsibility to authorities in Lincolnshire as an “exciting and important” opportunity. Organisations in the Greater Lincolnshire area have today submitted an expression of interest to the Government asking for a range of powers and funding to be devolved to Lincolnshire. If granted, it would mean Lincolnshire councils would be able to set priorities and make spending decisions in order to improve quality of […]