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Current consultations

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We ensure that services meet the needs and expectations of the community by regularly engaging with you and consulting with individuals, organisations and businesses. We do this through the decision making process.

We will seek your views on a number of areas. These include:

  • Reviewing the direction of the council
  • Helping us to build active, healthy, successful and safe communities
  • Setting the council’s budget and council tax
  • Taking major decisions about council policy
  • Reviewing and improving the quality of life in the area
  • Reviewing and improving service design, delivery and access
  • Receiving feedback on performance and satisfaction levels
  • Allowing people to raise issues of importance to them

Our current consultations:

Over previous years Leys Farm Junior School has been working in partnership with Enderby Road Infant School sharing best practice and development opportunities. The arrangements have proven to be extremely effective and of benefit to all the children and staff in both schools.  The governing bodies see federation as a positive step in order for our two school communities to collaborate further; the potential benefits follow in the document below.

As the partnership arrangement has been working effectively, consideration has subsequently been given to the possibility of formalising the collaborative arrangement between both schools. Following detailed discussions with governors and North Lincolnshire Council, we are proposing to create a single governing body, known as a ‘hard federation’.

Further information is available in the consultation paper below and there are some drop in sessions being held to give you the opportunity to ask questions. Details included in the consultation paper.

Please respond to the questions at the end of the consultation document or complete the Enderby/Leys Farm online survey.

Over previous months Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School has been working in partnership with Eastoft CE Primary School in an interim Executive Headship arrangement, sharing best practice and development opportunities. The arrangements have proved to have been extremely effective and of benefit to all the children and staff in both schools.

As the partnership arrangements have been working effectively, consideration has subsequently been given to the possibility of formalising the collaborative arrangements between both schools. Following detailed discussions between governors and North Lincolnshire Council, we are proposing to create a single governing board, known as a ‘hard federation’ that will be known as The Riverside Federation.

Further information is available in the consultation paper below and there are some drop in sessions being held to give you the opportunity to ask questions. Details included in the consultation paper.

Please respond to the questions at the end of the consultation document or complete the Eastoft/Luddington online survey.

As part of our commitment to engage with you, you can now rate your most recent experience with North Lincolnshire Council by answering one question online:

North Lincolnshire Council is not making any changes to the admission arrangements for its schools for the 2021/22 intake year.

Some of the academies and other schools in North Lincolnshire that are responsible for their own admission arrangements are proposing to make changes for the 2021/22 intake year which require public consultation and the council is coordinating these consultations on behalf of the following academies and schools.

Please read our news section and the school admissions consultation page for more information.

Comments should be received by 31 January 2020.

Recently closed consultations:

We are consulting interested parties on the proposal to change the age range at Baysgarth school from 11 to 18 years to 11 to 16 years.

Full details of the proposal are included in the Statutory Proposal for Prescribed Alterations to the Upper Age Range of Baysgarth School [PDF, 258Kb].

The consultation will run until Thursday 17 October 2019.

Please let us know if you have any comments by sending them to schoolorganisation@northlincs.gov.uk

Public Notice [PDF, 312Kb]

Update, Thursday 28 November 2019:

Following a consultation exercise support was received to amend the age range at Baysgarth School. On the basis of the support for the proposal, a public notice was published and following a four week consultation period, no representations or objections were received.

Based on information provided in the LA’s full proposals and feedback from the public notice, the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Culture has approved the proposal to amend the age range at Baysgarth School.

In summary this means:

• The registered age range of the school will change from 11 to 18 years to 11 to 16 years
• This will be implemented on 31 December 2019

Outcome of the public consultation

A Public Consultation to determine and validate the Intervention Area for North Lincolnshire Council procurement for Phase 3 of the Northern Lincolnshire Broadband programme closed on 25 November 2019.

The Public Consultation followed an Open Market Review (OMR) with the telecoms market to which suppliers responded with information on their existing infrastructure and commercial plans in the project area.

 

The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband Project is striving to extend the availability of next generation access (NGA) broadband infrastructure in North Lincolnshire.

As part of the larger Digital Infrastructure strategy programme of works, and to deliver their aspirations, North Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with Building Digital UK (BDUK) and Openreach, has successfully delivered two phases of the superfast broadband project in Northern Lincolnshire.

It is therefore North Lincolnshire Council’s intention to procure NGA solutions – those capable of achieving a minimum of 30 Mbps download speed – for the remaining area in scope for NGA deployment.

Open market review (OMR)

On the 6 September, we launched our open market review (OMR) which was published and sent to 29 telecommunication suppliers. (The OMR is intended as a precursor to a formal public consultation document).

This part of the consultation lasted four weeks and closed on the 3 October 2019. The OMR was part of the new procurement process, to establish existing and planned (next three years) commercial coverage of broadband services across the North Lincolnshire broadband area, by all existing, and any prospective, NGA broadband infrastructure providers. This enabled us to inform our understanding of the availability of NGA across North Lincolnshire. 

How to respond to this state aid public consultation

Below you will find our Phase 3 State Aid Public Consultation document and associated state aid maps. These have also been sent to all known or potential broadband infrastructure providers. Responses to this public consultation will help us identify areas not currently served, or due to be served by NGA broadband services of 30Mbps or more.

This process is being undertaken in advance of a North Lincolnshire Council’s Phase 3 procurement which we hope to launch in December 2019.

Are you a telecommunications supplier?

If you are a broadband provider, we want to hear from you. Although we have details and maps of broadband coverage in our area, we need confirmation that these are correct and of the speeds, end users can access.

Please email nlbb@northlincs.gov.uk with the following details:

  • Your organisation’s name (if applicable)
  • Your organisation’s address (if applicable)
  • Your name
  • Position
  • Contact telephone number
  • Email address

We will then send you template to complete with all relevant details.
For more details, please read the Northern Lincs Broadband public consultation 2019 document [PDF, 1Mb].

We must receive all completed templates by midnight on 25 November 2019.

Are you a resident or business in North Lincolnshire?

If you are a resident or business that resides in an area that does not yet have access to broadband speeds of at least 30mbps, we also want to hear from you. Although we have details and maps of potentially affected areas, we need confirmation of where broadband speeds are less than 30mbps from the people who live or work there.

If this is you, please complete our broadband enquiry form, preferably before 25 November 2019.