Here is my monthly District Councillor’s report presented to Market Deeping Towb Council on Wednesday 8th June. If anyone has questions please let me know.
Communities PDG (12th May)
At this meeting I asked what SKDC is doing to support volunteers. The brief answer was in two parts. Firstly SKDC some funding to LCVS and CAB.. Secondly, SKDC has allocated £300k for community organisations and projects of which about £125k has so far been committed.
I also proposed some Council meetings should be held occasionally outside of Grantham. This proposal was lost on the Chair’s casting vote.
Full minutes of the meeting are on SKDC website: http://moderngov.southkesteven.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=493&MId=3291
Extraordinary Council Meeting re Devolution (26th May)
A depleted Full Council met to discuss supporting a consultation on the creation of a Combined Mayoral Authority for Greater Lincolnshire. Only one person offered any support for the concept of an elected mayor for Lincolnshire but this is the only devolution option currently being offered by Whitehall. Several Councillors, including me and some Conservatives, argued that it would be wrong to pay for a consultation on an model of governance that we know most people don’t want, i.e. an extra new tier of government and an elected mayor exercising power from Cleethorpes down to the Deepings. After a long discussion the Council voted by 23 votes to 15 in favour of the consultation.
Full details are here: http://moderngov.southkesteven.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=261&MId=3383
I have recently published a newsletter summarising some of the issues and highlights of the eleven months since I was elected to SKDC. A copy is here: https://electionleaflets.org/leaflets/13595/ Many thanks to all of you for the support and guidance you have offered during the last year.
The next SKDC Full Council meeting will be in Grantham on 16th June.