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Bringing councils together in North East Lincolnshire

Re-launch for Town and Parish Council Charter

A charter that outlines how the different councils in North East Lincolnshire work with each other is to be re-launched at Grimsby Town Hall.

Town, parish and village councils across the borough teamed up with North East Lincolnshire Council to agree a charter on how they will work together for the benefit of local people.

The charter outlines how the different councils co-operate and communicate and sets out their different roles and responsibilities. It also sets out the borough council’s commitment to supporting parish and village councils in their work.

The re-launch gives the opportunity to re-emphasise the importance of joint working between the councils for the benefit of everyone in the borough.

The charter was first published in September 2010 and is being re-launched following a review in 2012. The charter will be reviewed every four years from 2012.

It is underpinned by the shared principles of:

  • Openness
  • Mutual Respect
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Transparency
  • Accessibility
     

Councillor Peggy Elliott, Deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Steve Elliott, deputy consort, Tony Hunter, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Liz Jones, deputy chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, and members and clerks of North East Lincolnshire’s town and parish councils will attend the re-launch at 6pm on Thursday January 31 2013 in the Assembly Room, Grimsby Town Hall.

Cllr Chris Shaw, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “With this charter we are underlining the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships between all councils in North East Lincolnshire. We all share a common goal to work for the benefit of everyone in North East Lincolnshire and together we can shape our communities for the future.”