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Current consultations

We ensure that services meet the needs and expectations of the community by regularly consulting with individuals, organisations and businesses. We do this through the decision making process. The North Lincolnshire Community Engagement Plan is in place to help with this.

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:

Our Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial information and advice to local families. 

The FIS would like your feedback on the services it currently offers the families of North Lincolnshire. Have you used the service in the past? Never heard of the FIS? Complete our short, online survey, tell us what you think and help us shape the FIS of the future. 

Complete the FIS survey

Paper copies of the survey are also available to complete at your local Children’s CentreScunthorpe Citizen’s Advice BureauONGO Homes Customer Centre and Action for Children Kaleidoscope.

You have until 31 December 2016 to complete the survey.

We are currently consulting on the following draft policies:

Comments on the revised Licensing Policy and the Cumulative Impact Policy can be made to the Licensing Department at:

PO Box 42
Church Square House
Scunthorpe
DN15 6XQ

or via email to licensing@northlincs.gov.uk. Please quote Ref: NB/LA03/16. The closing date for comments is 16 December 2016.

 Let us know how we’ve done

To help us make improvements to our services we want to know your experiences of contacting the council.

Thinking back to the last time you contacted the council - whether it was via email, over the phone, in person or online – how satisfied were you with the service you received? Did a member of staff go out of their way to help you? Did you feel they could have done more? Now is your chance to let us know in our customer satisfaction survey.

We are committing to providing the best possible frontline council services and your feedback is invaluable in helping us to assess how we are doing and to make improvements.

The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and can be filled-in online:

Complete the customer satisfaction survey

The council is running two consultations on behalf of schools in the area proposing to change their admission arrangements for the 2018/19 intake year.

Catholic schools

All of the Catholic schools in the area are seeking to change their oversubscription criteria to include members of the Eastern Catholic Churches in their definition of Catholic, and to give priority, after Catholics, to catechumens, candidates and members of Eastern Christian Churches, and, after Christians, to children of other faiths.

The schools are:

  • St Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
  • St Norbert’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
  • St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (Secondary)  

The proposed oversubscription criteria for the primary schools are:

  1. Catholic looked after or previously looked after children.
  2. Catholic children living in the parish(es) served by the school.
  3. Catholic children living outside the parish(es) served by the school.
  4. Other looked after or previously looked after children.
  5. Catechumens, Candidates, and members of Eastern Christian Churches.
  6. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.
  7. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader.
  8. Any other children not within categories 1-7.

St Bede's does not have designated parishes so 2 and 3 are combined into one category of Catholic children. 

The full proposed admission arrangements and supplementary form:

St Martin’s Church of England Primary School

The school is seeking to change its oversubscription criteria to remove those that refer to worshipping regularly at St Martin’s Church Owston Ferry or at any other Christian Church. 

The proposed oversubscription criteria are:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. Children whose family are resident within the Parish of Owston Ferry, Kelfield and Gunthorpe.
  3. Children who have a brother or sister on the roll of the school at the time of admission
  4. Children whose main residence is nearest to the school. 

The full proposed admission arrangements:

Comments and contact details

The consultations are taking place from Friday 16 December 2016 to Friday 27 January 2017. Parents can send their comments on the proposed changes in the admission arrangements to:

sean.kendrew@northlincs.gov.uk

Send a letter to: Sean Kendrew, Access Manager (Admissions and Transport), North Lincolnshire Council, PO Box 35, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ.

The proposal to federate: Haxey Church of England Primary School with the Trentside Federation of St Martin’s Church of England Primary School and West Butterwick Church of England Primary School. 

The governors of Trentside Federation (St Martin’s CE and West Butterwick CE Primary Schools) and Haxey CE Primary School wish to create a formal partnership in the form of a `hard federation` with a single governing board and single Executive Head Teacher. It is proposed this will take effect from 1 February 2017. The consultation document [PDF, 600Kb] provides more information about the proposal and dates when you can meet governors.

The results of the consultation [PDF, 147Kb] are now available to download.

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Last updated: 21/12/2016
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