Budget 2022: Children and families enabled to have better lives

Council News
18:15, Thursday, 24th February 2022

A series of measures designed to enable children and families across North Lincolnshire to have better lives have been announced.

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s budget, cash will be spent on ensuring more than 7,000 children continue to receive free books through the Imagination Library scheme, a new £10m school for children with special educational needs is built, a £3m revamp of Frodingham Infants Schools takes place and work starting on a new complex care campus in Ashby.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “Our one family approach is at the heart of all of our plans to enable every child and every family in North Lincolnshire to thrive.

“There are a raft of fantastic schools already proving excellent education and these will be further enhanced with the latest budget announcements.

“Children should be safe and well in their family, their school and their community and these budget announcements ensure that we will be making sure every family is enabled to have a better life.”

The investments are part of North Lincolnshire Council’s annual budget which was approved at a full council meeting on Thursday, 24 February.

The inflation-busting budget saw only small council tax rise of 0.89 per cent and an uplift in the social care precept of 2 per cent.

Cllr Waltham will be taking part in a Budget Special question and answer session live on Facebook from 7pm. Go to https://www.facebook.com/northlincscouncil.