North Lincolnshire Council

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North Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council logo.png
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1996
Preceded by Humberside County Council
Structure
Seats 43
North Lincolnshire Council composition.svg
26 / 43
17 / 43
Elections
Last election
2015
Meeting place
Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Website
http://www.northlincs.gov.uk

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