Leader takes to Facebook Live as Greater Lincolnshire devolution debate continues

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

North East Lincolnshire Council Leader, Cllr Philip Jackson, chats to BBC Look North's Political Editor Tim Iredale during a public event on devolution at Nunsthorpe's Centre4. He will be taking to Facebook next Monday to answer questions as the consultation enters its last full week.

The Greater Lincolnshire Devolution proposal and the reasons why people should take part in the current consultation will be the focus of a Facebook Live Q&A with North East Lincolnshire's council leader.

Cllr Philip Jackson will take to the Council's Facebook page -www.facebook.com/nelcouncil - between 6pm and 7pm on Monday, 22 January. Questions on the Proposal will be answered on the night live, however people are encouraged to submit questions in advance.

Inviting people to take part, Cllr Jackson said: "As the Leader of one of the three lead authorities that have shaped this proposal, I want to ensure that as many people in North East Lincolnshire as possible take part in the public consultation.

"This Facebook Live event is for people to ask questions they may have about what Devolution could mean for North East Lincolnshire and how it may shape the local area and wider county in the future.

"If the outcome of this public consultation does lead to Greater Lincolnshire Devolution progressing then we want people to understand what could be achieved and that is the purpose of this Facebook Live event.Of course, I am always ready to listen to people's views on other matters, but I would like to keep this session just to Devolution, given its importance for us all in the future."

Following Government approval last Autumn, the Greater Lincolnshire Devolution Proposal has been taken to the next stage, which is this public consultation that runs until Sunday 28 January.

The two unitary authorities of North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Councils and Lincolnshire County Council have led on the Level Three MCCA (Mayoral Combined County Authority) Proposal.

The Proposal states how a Devolution deal would see central Government money and power moved down to decision-makers in Greater Lincolnshire. This would start with a number of agreed key priority areas including housing, transport, infrastructure (such as highways), skills and education, and the environment.

For more details including a Q&A and Executive Summary go towww.nelincs.gov.uk

To go directly to the consultation, go towww.letstalk.lincolnshire.gov.uk/devolution

To submit a question for Cllr Jackson's Facebook Live please email with your question to:communications@nelincs.gov.uk