Councils in Lincolnshire
The council works on behalf of all 718,000 residents of Lincolnshire. This year, we will spend over £1 billion on day-to-day services, making a difference to the lives of almost everyone in the county.
Almost half our spending goes on schools, ensuring our children and young people can look to the future with confidence. Although many schools are now independent academies, some are still run by the council as the local education authority. We also retain an overall responsibility for things like standards, diversity and parental choice.
Protecting vulnerable adults
Often called social care, this involves looking after Lincolnshire’s growing population of older residents and other people in need of support.
We make sure everyone can get the vaccinations and screenings they need to protect against disease, as well as help to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Roads and transport
We maintain a road network of 5,500 miles across England’s fourth largest county, as well as cycleways and footpaths. It’s all about keeping Lincolnshire moving - and that includes gritting 1,869 miles of highways during bad winter weather.
We work hard to encourage prosperity and job creation, attracting new businesses to the county and helping countless others get started. We also attract large numbers of visitors to our heritage sites, especially Lincoln Castle, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.
Last year, we opened a £145million Energy from Waste plant to burn all the rubbish collected in Lincolnshire, as well as producing electricity for 15,000 homes. We also run a successful network of household waste recycling centres.
Keeping you safe
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Trading Standards both work tirelessly to keep residents safe. We also have major responsibilities for emergency planning and flooding, alongside partner organisations.
These include Registration and Celebratory Services, who support residents with key events in their lives, including births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.
Investing for the future
Besides running vital services, the council looks to the future with capital investment in things like roads and schools. For this financial year, we have set aside £182m for key projects.
You recieve some local services from one of Lincolnshire’s seven district councils - Boston Borough, East Lindsey, City of Lincoln, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, South Holland or West Lindsey.
If you’re not sure which district you live in, have a look at your council tax bill. The council dealing with that is the one providing services for you. Although they vary from area to area, these will include at least some of these:
- Anti-social behaviour
- Bins and recycling
- Building control
- Car parks
- Council tax collection (including discounts/exemptions/support)
- Crematoriums and cemeteries
- Dog fouling
- Disabled facilities grants
- Environmental health (including food outlet inspections and noise concerns)
- Housing/homelessness issues
- Leisure centres
- Parks and play areas
- Planning applications
- Public toilets
- Street cleaning
To contact your district council, visit or phone:
- Boston - www.boston.gov.uk / 01205 314200
- East Lindsey - www.e-lindsey.gov.uk / 01507 601111
- City of Lincoln - www.lincoln.gov.uk / 01522 881188
- North Kesteven - www.n-kesteven.gov.uk / 01529 414155
- South Kesteven - www.southkesteven.gov.uk / 01476 406080
- South Holland - www.sholland.gov.uk / 01775 761161
- West Lindsey - www.west-lindsey.gov.uk / 01427 676676