North Lincolnshire Council

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North Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council logo
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byHumberside County Council
Mayor of North Lincolnshire
Cllr Jonathan Evison, Conservative
since 20 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Rob Waltham MBE, Conservative
since 16 January 2017
Chief executive
Denise Hyde
since 12 October 2016
Seats43 councillors
North Lincolnshire Council composition
Political groups
  Conservative (26)
Other parties
  Labour (17)
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Civic Centre, Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It 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.

Powers and functions[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, North Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North 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.

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2003
Conservative 2003–2007
Labour 2007–2011
Conservative 2011 – present