Supporting and encouraging cohesive communities is part of what your councillor does. You can lose this joint working when the government boundary commission changes the boundaries, moving villages into a different group with a different councillor. Here’s what we said and here’s how to make your voice heard.
Link to Boundary Commission consultation
Response from the Lincolnshire Independents to stage one consultation
Proposal to the Boundary Commission for North Kesteven District Council
This is a 44 member Proposal
To take effect for Elections in May 2023
Consultation open to March 16th 2020
Due to the substantially increased population, this proposal increases the number of councillors from 43 to 44. It has the huge advantage of maintaining the identities of local communities and maintaining effective local government. The proposal from North Kesteven District Council has a major disruptive effect on the whole of the west side of the District and should be resisted. It removes a rural member, while extending the more urban wards into rural wards where there is no natural connection. It is not necessary to achieve the objective of the Boundary Commission, as shown by this proposal. It also removes any perception of political bias as a result of the major disruption.
“The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.
We also aim to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.
To achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across North Kesteven.”
Boundary Commission Website www.lgbce.org.uk
NK Independents (Lincolnshire Independents and Independents)
Contacts: Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents 01400 273323 www.lincolnshireindependents.org 07920 235 364
Deputy Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents at NKDC
Cllr Peter Lundgren NKDC 07751 112303 firstname.lastname@example.org
16th March 2020
We understand you are seeking a logical fit of divisions where each division contains a voting electorate that is within ten per cent variance from the mean of electors per councillor.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) commenced its review on 7th January “consultation on warding patterns to review ward numbers, boundaries and names ask for evidence of an area being
a) easily identifiable and that it will remain so in future, and
b) any local ties that could be broken by separating off some villages. They want to know about shared community interests and identities, such as clubs that draw their membership from the cliff villages, shared use of libraries, doctors’ surgeries, primary schools and other local services.
North Kesteven District Council set up a working group of five members from two parties of councillors who produced a plan for North Kesteven with 43 members. Our Council and the Boundary Commission previously agreed to keep the same number of councillors as currently, 43 councillors on the basis we would be slightly more efficient as the population has grown.
The NK Independents (Lincolnshire Independents and Independents) have submitted three amendments to the Council’s 43 member plan.
However, this plan splits some very cohesive communities, such as the Cliff Villages.
We have produced this 44-member plan that keeps cohesive communities together. It puts an extra councillor in the area that is seeing the greatest development close to the City of Lincoln, making 2 x 2man wards in Bracebridge Heath and Waddington.
Looking at the warding patterns, we can now see this first 43 member plan breaks up our communities. This 44 member plan is both efficient, and much better meets the community needs.
Central Lincolnshire is currently undergoing a Local Plan review. We are expecting 25,000-45,000 new dwellings in Central Lincolnshire alone, 50% of those in the villages close to Lincoln, especially in the north of the District, encouraged by the new bypass and good public transport links.
Number of Councillors
The Boundary Commission previously agreed 43 Councillors but accepted there may be a slight variance once we have looked closely at the ward boundaries. We can now see that wards close to Lincoln, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington East with land are attracting by far and away, the most development. That is where we can now see that an extra councillor is needed, taking the total to 44, whilst maintaining efficiency and without reducing the representation in the rural areas to the west of the District.
The workload is increasingly significant in both quantity and complexity in recent times. Both urban and rural areas include people of high deprivation with correspondingly increased support required from their councillor. Our rural areas require significant travel often along narrow, unlit roads, viewing work that is needed and discussing new proposals with Parish councils, community groups and individuals. The roads are poor, most villages lack services and most of these rural areas also lack good broadband and mobile phone network because of the distances involved.
The issues we face are far more complex these days and may well require a series of meetings. For example, in bringing partners together to design, fund and build Navenby village hall, called The Venue, costing £1.05m. Notwithstanding the above, we have used Boundary Commission rules in the proposals. Our group members have looked at the proposed changes and have agreed to maintain most rural ward boundaries to the East of the District. The District Council is submitting these directly and this proposal includes those changes.
North Kesteven District Council is one where there are several viable options and we are proposing an option attached which is a neat fit in numerical terms. This proposal accepts and includes the changes in the North Hykeham and Sleaford as proposed by NKDC.
In Sleaford, this plan makes one new amendment, dividing the two-councillor Quarrington Ward into two single councillor wards of Quarrington Village and Greylees and Quarrington Urban. Single member wards, where possible, whilst keeping the well-linked communities together, make a more efficient and accountable democratic representation.
Description of this Proposal from current ward pattern
- Move three polling districts into Skellingthorpe = 1523 +1656= 3175 GA Doddington and Whisby =259, GE Thorpe on the Hill = 486 and BG Beacon in South Hykeham. 107.
- Treat Bracebridge Heath DA001/2/3 and Waddington East DB001/2 as an urban area and divide it into two two-councillor wards.
- We support and include the same changes in North Hykeham and Sleaford, and the whole of the East of the District, including Leasingham, and Osbournby as proposed by the North Kesteven District Council Boundary Review Committee.
- We further propose dividing the new two-member Quarrington Ward into two single member wards of Quarrington Village and Greylees and Quarrington Urban.
- This slightly changes the number of councillors, giving an additional councillor in the area that is seeing the greatest increase in population. It leaves other wards in the west unchanged and pretty well within 10% by 2025. (Average electorate per councillor is 2177 for 44 members instead of 2227 for 43 members)
Proposed Ward Pattern
Skellingthorpe Rural (2)
PA001/2, GA, GE, BG
Eagle and Witham St Hughs (2)
GB, GC, GD, GF
Bassingham and Brant Boughton Ward (2)
BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BH, BI, BK, BJ
Cliff Villages (2)
FC, FB, FA, FE, FG, FF, FD
Waddington West (1)
Bracebridge Heath (2)
Waddington East and (2)
Bracebridge Heath South
Background. The Skellingthorpe Ward PA001 and PA002 have together the most significant variance across the NKDC Wards with a -30% ratio- from the 2117 per Councillor base point outcome by 2025.
Current v Projected = 2896 -3178
Skellingthorpe is a single Ward with a single Parish Council. 2 Councillors representing the Ward.
The NKDC has recommended that the 43 current Councillors remain.
Action : Requires the Ward representation be expanded to provide a total of 4234 electors for 2 Councillors to = 4234-3178 = 1056 overall shortfall.
Move the geographically closest Parish /Wards within the enlarged Ward of Skellingthorpe:-
Skellingthorpe PA001 and PA002 1656 + 1523 =3178
Doddington & Whisby GA is very close to Skellingthorpe and has mutually relevant issues such as contentious developments in the open countryside. The Rendering Plant, the crematorium. which have already generated closer cooperation with issues, including the positive development of the artwork marking the Lancaster gateway to Lincolnshire with a life size Lancaster of steel. = 5 + 259 = 264
Thorpe -on the Hill GE is geographically close, similarly rural in character, and links with Doddington & Whisby = 486
South Hykeham – Beacon Ward close to Thorpe with mutual concerns & issues linking in with the other areas within the new Ward Boundaries = 107
Grand Total = 4036 vs. 4234 average for two members is 198 difference or a -5% variance
On 44 members, this is a 10pc variance by 2025.
• Practical suggestions with readily transferable representation issues.
• Minimise the disruptive impact on the geographical distribution of the additional electoral areas. Avoid increasing the travel requirements for good electoral support.
• Achieve new Ward boundaries WITHOUT splitting Parish representation and duplicating Councillor representation/support for the Parishes.
• The proposed transfers do not affect the ‘political balance’ or disenfranchise any Current Councillors ratios adversely. All are represented by ‘Independent Councillors’.
• Proposal does not cause a ‘ripple effect’ generating multi consideration and complexities elsewhere and is not geographically close to any other Ward Boundaries with Issues.
• Meets the objective of redefinition without MAJOR upheaval.
Councillor Richard Johnston Cllr_Richard_Johnston@n-kesteven.gov.uk
Independent Councillor for Skellingthorpe on North Kesteven District Council, Skellingthorpe
Cliff Villages Ward
Proposal to keep the Cliff Villages as they are, within 10% variation, both currently and in 2015
Cliff Villages: FD Leadenham 339, FF Welbourn 588, FG Wellingore 697, FE Navenby 1956, FA Boothby Graffoe 185, FB Coleby 369, FC Harmston 565; Total 4199 electors by 2025 Variation 5%
Currently the Cliff Villages has two District Councillors, representing
The strong community links throughout the Cliff Villages are clear, both in the geographical character of the cliff edge with its row of rural villages along the A607, and in its many shared interests and facilities. The Cliff Villages clearly has a natural integrity of character, which is separated and different from the heathland of the Cranwell Ward and the lowland clays of Brant Broughton and the Witham Villages. I have consulted with each of my Parish Councils and they are all calling to keep the Cliff Villages within the same ward.
These villages have been intrinsically linked in the same ward since 1999 when this most aptly named ward came into existence. Central to its character is the primary link road that runs north-south along the cliff edge. The offshoot roads linking to non-cliff villages, either to the west down the hill or east across the heath, are predominantly narrow, single-track, unlit, and poorly maintained because they are over such long distances between villages and little used. The structure of the road network in the area is based on old Roman roads that radiate outwards from Lincoln.
The Cliff Villages have set up and share an active Parish Council cluster group which differs markedly from the one down in the valley or on the Heath. The Cliff Villages share a bus route, village access point, library, youth club, main shopping centre, doctors’ surgery, an exceptional village hall and playing fields at Navenby and a re-invigorated heritage site at the Mrs Smith’s museum. The integrity and continued sustainability of these facilities relies on significant voluntary support from those along the Cliff Villages.
We share a secondary school at Welbourn and primary school at Coleby. Primary schools at Navenby, Welbourn and Leadenham are in the same cluster of schools. This means that the Local Authority can, and does, send children from these villages to any of these schools, as space allows. For example, children commute from Welbourn to Coleby and some at different ages from Harmston to Leadenham. Children from the Cliff Villages may attend secondary school at LSST in Lincoln, which is effectively selective, or Sleaford, but most attend the growing Sir William Robertson School at Welbourn, which has recently gained a sixth form.
Village volunteers from Harmston to Wellingore and from Welbourn to Leadenham regularly contribute to a shared village magazine. As a result, there is a huge collection of clubs and activities shared across the Cliff Villages that join these small villages into a larger, more sustainable community. The Graffoe Churches from Harmston to Wellingore, along with Temple Bruer are all linked, unlike those down the valley or across the Heath.
Keeping the ward boundary between Harmston and the North is co-terminous with the MP constituencies, as the Cliff Villages are represented by Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency, whereas the villages to the north, Waddington, Bracebridge Heath and Canwick are all in the Lincoln Constituency. Being much more developed, closer to Lincoln, with significantly improved transport links, gives that area a very different character to the Cliff Villages.
In conclusion, the Cliff Villages from Harmston to Leadenham are geographically linked together and have a natural integrity partly from the historic Roman road of Ermine Street but also from their shared identity, infrastructure support, communications and community links. It seems sensible therefore that these villages Leadenham, Welbourn, Wellingore, Navenby, Boothby Graffoe, Coleby and Harmston should remain intrinsically linked together in one ward.
Consultation at our Cliff Cluster raised concern with all the Parish Councils along the Cliff edge with a resounding thumbs down to the proposal to remove parts of the ward. The Cliff Villages have a natural integrity along the cliff edge and along the link road, the A607, with strong community links. (Notes available)
Evidence of connections between the Cliff Villages
(Collated by Coleby Parish Council)
The Parish Council opposes the proposal for the new Waddington Rural Division, which severs the existing strong links between Navenby, Boothby Graffoe and Coleby.
This letter is Coleby Parish Council’s formal response to the draft recommendations and follows LGBC guidance.
Reflecting the interests and identities of local communities
Coleby is one of the Cliff Villages of Lincolnshire – the group of villages clustered along one of the main geographic features of Lincolnshire and the A607 Grantham Road (see http://www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk/posts/view/take-a-view-from-the-cliff).The Cliff Villages are all within North Kesteven District (NKDC). They have a shared identity that can be evidenced in many ways:
• The main road in the area is the A607 Grantham Road that links all of the Cliff Villages with Lincoln and Grantham (the two largest towns in the county) and also with the A17 link to Newark for the A1 main road north/south and trains to London (also from Grantham).
• The village churches of Harmston, Coleby, Boothby Graffoe, Navenby, Temple Bruer, Wellingore and Skinnand come together under the Church of England ’Parish of Graffoe’ with shared clergy –Seven Communities, One Parish’. The availability of clergy means that individual village churches cannot hold all services required so, for example Midnight Mass rotates around the churches and residents from the Cliff Villages regularly attend churches other than the one in their own village thus creating a bond between the Cliff Villages. https://www.graffoechurches.co.uk/index.php/
• The Methodist Church is the heart of the Cliff Villages at Navenby and attended by people from up and down the Cliff Villages. http://lincolnmethodist.org.uk/navenby/
• The community newsletter Graffoe Link covers those villages, meaning that other community activities are also shared along the Cliff Edge. Many activities are essentially centralised and shared. For example, Cliff Community Choir held in Navenby is attended by residents from up and down the Cliff Edge Villages. https://naturalvoice.net/choir/navenby-community-choir A copy of a recent Graffoe Link is attached.
• The community activities above are mostly hosted in facilities at local churches or village halls that are of varying sizes. As a bigger village, Navenby now has ‘The Venue’ as the largest local facility that is used by Coleby residents where necessary. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Venue-Navenby/640974379323749
• The Cliff Cluster of Parish Councils covers the seven parishes above plus Waddington and Bracebridge Heath. They share a budget, set up voluntary car schemes and currently a new speed indicator device. We have shared marketing of joint events held in each village such as the very successful “Three centenaries” last year. We are now considering shared grass-cutting contracts. (Notes attached.)
• Coleby CofE Primary School serves several Cliff Villages including Boothby Graffoe. This can be seen by the map of its catchment area at: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk/schools/coleby-church-of-england-controlled-primary-school-lincoln) Preschools are at Coleby, Wellingore and Welbourn. https://www.thedavangroup.com/ and https://www.welbournpreschool.org.uk/
• There are no shops in Coleby with the main local shops such as butcher, baker, Lincolnshire Co-Op etc. in Navenby. The local Parish Office where Council services can be accessed, is also in Navenby. The other locations for local shops are in Waddington and Bracebridge Heath – both of which are also on the Cliff and A607 towards Lincoln. Many people prefer the shared village character of Navenby. http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/NavenbyincSkinnand/section.asp?catId=30080
• Local estate agents group the cliff villages in terms of desirable places to live (see for example multiple references to the cliff villages http://www.mouseprice.com/property-for-sale/cliff+villages+lincolnshire).
Some services are provided on a larger scale but still map onto the Cliff Villages / A607 footprint:
• Community medicine is provided by the Cliff Villages Medical practice from surgeries based in Navenby and Waddington. The Practice extends to Bracebridge Heath to the North, The A15 to the East, Leadenham to the South and the Brant Road junction in Waddington to the West (http://www.cliffvillagesmedicalpractice.co.uk).
• The local Cliff Villages Lincoln U3a (University of the Third Age) covers broadly the same area as the GP practice (http://www.cliffvillageslincolnu3a.org.uk).
Our Coleby Parish Council comments are entirely consistent with promoting effective and convenient local government. We have provided evidence to explain the links between Coleby as one of the Cliff Villages cantering on Navenby.
Coleby Parish Council is opposed to the District Council proposal for the Waddington Rural Division as it fails to recognise the link between the Cliff Villages and particularly of Coleby with Boothby Graffoe and Navenby.
We would be happy to engage further with you on this.
Mrs Sue Makinson-Sanders, Coleby Parish Clerk for and on behalf of Coleby Parish Council
Welbourn Parish Council has also sent a letter, which I hope you have received.
Eagle and Witham St Hughs
Witham St Hughs is different to the other rural villages, being a new village with some facilities (for example, a co-op shop, village hall, pre-school, primary school with after-school clubs, takeaway food and a hairdresser). People travel to Lincoln or Bassingham for medical facilities. Each Parish has an attractive village centre, with a few well-used facilities, and otherwise mainly reliant on Lincoln or Bassingham. Well linked villages, Eagle and North Scarle, Swinderby and Witham St Hughs are kept together in this proposal. They are successfully linked together in the current warding pattern, kept in this proposal.
GC North Scarle 552, GB Eagle and Swinethorpe 659, GD Swinderby 660, GF Witham St Hughs 2596 =
Total 4467 Variation from the two-councillor average of 4354 is 113 or 3%
Bassingham and Brant Broughton
South Hykeham Crow and Danker Wards BH and BI 630 + 166, BA Aubourn and Haddington 289,BB Bassingham 1324, BE Carlton Le Moorland 489, BD Brant Broughton 651, BC Beckingham 314, BJ Stapleford 89, BF Norton Disney 207, BK Thurlby 86.
Total 4245 Variation from the average two councillor ward of 4354 is 109 or 3%
These villages are currently linked with shared District Councillors. Bassingham in the heart of the area has the medical GP facilities, a good range of shops from a milliners to Greens, two pubs, schools, preschools and an excellent and very busy village hall. Clubs for all ages draw from surrounding villages. The Cliff Cluster of Parish Councils and the village magazine, the Witham Staple, serves the Witham Villages effectively, drawing together people from this area, and kept together in this proposal.
Bracebridge Heath and Waddington
These two villages are seeing the fastest level of growth in the District. They have become so large that it needs to be divided into two wards of two councillors each. This does take the total up by one member to 44 members. Slight variations in the total number of councillors was accepted as a possibility by the Boundary Commission at the outset, as is normal in these reviews. It is only when we look at the detail of the ward boundaries that the exact number of Councillors needed is evident.
The new estate at the south end of Bracebridge Heath has a distinctly different character, and by the way is easily identifiable on google by its roof colours being different to the rest of Bracebridge Heath. The dwellings are all in the same polling district DA001, separate from the other two polling Districts of Bracebridge Heath DA2 and DA3.
Waddington east and Bracebridge Heath
This estate has 777 electors.
Added to Waddington East DB001/2 1523 + 1624 +777 = 3924
Average electors per two councillors when 44 councillors is 4354 by 2025
On current electorate this is a variance of -430 or -10pc, leaving room for the projected increase to 2025
Polling districts DA001 1637 – 777electors
DA2 1459 electors DA003 1806 electors by 2025
Total electors is 4125
Variation from 3 councillor mean of 4354 is -229 or -5%
Bracebridge Heath and Waddington are currently connected in the same ward and this proposal keeps the connection in the Waddington and Bracebridge Heath South Ward.
Another option considered and NOT included:
If the connection between Waddington and Bracebridge Heath was to be broken, Bracebridge Heath would have a 12% variation by 2025, but only if considerable housing development goes ahead.
DA001/2/3 = 1637 + 1459 + 1806 = 4902 with a variance of 548 on the average of 4354 or 12%
The least Cliff villages that would need to be included with Waddington East and West is Harmston.
Waddington East and West and Harmston would have a variation of -11% by 2025, but only if considerable housing development occurs.
DB1/2 = 1523 + 1624 = 3147
RA001/2 = 1050 + 1139 = 218
Total 5236 a variation of 730 from the 3-councillor mean of 6531 is -11%
The Electors of the Cliff villages from Coleby to Leadenham would then be Coleby 369, Boothby Graffoe 183, Navenby 1956, Wellingore 697, Welbourn 588, Leadenham 339 = 4134 electors, a variation of -220 from the two-councillor mean of 4354 of 5%.
Explanation of our proposal
These two villages are seeing the fastest level of growth in the District. This is where the extra councillor is needed. The area has become more urban with a different character to the Cliff Villages. Both Bracebridge Heath and Waddington East have a significant range and number of shops and facilities. Bracebridge Heath and Waddington East both have their own medical surgeries, pharmacies and voluntary-run libraries. The two villages share a youth club at Waddington East. They share the number 1 bus service and Bracebridge Heath has further buses on the B1186, benefitting from a very regular bus service to Lincoln. They have their own primary schools but tend to look to Lincoln for secondary education. There is significant employment in both villages, though there is also an industrial estate in Bracebridge Heath. Both villages fall naturally into the Lincoln constituency, separate from the Cliff Villages.
Bracebridge Heath fits into a two-member ward with a small variance by 2025, called “Bracebridge Heath” Ward.
Waddington East and Bracebridge Heath South makes a convenient two-member ward with a small variance.
Waddington West is self-contained and looks to the Brant Road for its many shops and facilities. Waddington West makes a convenient separate ward. This will be further separated by the new North Hykeham Relief Road.
Background Information: North Hykeham Relief Road
Looking to the future, the two Waddingtons will be further separated by the last link in the orbital road, the North Hykeham Relief Road, already planned and submitted to government. Station Road which currently joins the two Waddingtons, will be severed. Although a new raised road and bridge is in the plans, it will nevertheless create an increased sense of separation. The Prime minister committed to the road on October 30th 2019 and a third of the money is already in place. Expectations are that it could begin as early as 2025.
County Council Executive Report
Video of the route
We support the NKDC Proposal with one amendment:
Dividing the Quarrington two-member ward into two single-member wards.
Advantages of this amendment It makes all the Sleaford wards single member wards, providing equity and efficiency. It keeps the identity of Greylees and Quarrington Villages intact It keeps the identity of the more urban areas that look to Sleaford in one ward.
It keeps the benefits of the current NKDC proposal in the recreated single-member Mareham Ward and reunifying Victoria Avenue. In addition, it also reunifies Shelldrake Road
Mareham Ward QE 001 and QE002 remains The current North Kesteven District Council ward now includes all of Victoria Avenue which we concur in this proposal. Victoria Avenue which is between polling districts QE001 and QF001 so important to keep it together in one ward. Making two wards out of Quarrington, called “Quarrington Village and Greylees” and “Quarrington urban” (QD plus QF002, with the exception of three roads, Harvest Way, Cornfield View and Millers Close.) This creates two wards of 2161 and 2065 electors by 2025 respectively, with a -3 and -8% variation, using natural boundaries and distinct identity and connections. The Boundary Commission comments;
“As with councillor numbers, any variation from our preferred variance must be strongly evidenced. In the past we have accepted slightly higher or lower variances due to strong arguments regarding effective and convenient local government and community identity.” Quarrington Urban
This consists of the whole of QF001, less Victoria Avenue already proposed to move to Mareham, 768 electors. It also includes QF003 plus 48 electors from Shelldrake Road, currently in Castle Ward, thus unifying the whole of Shelldrake Road into the same ward. 1165 electors. The three roads from QF002 (Harvest Way, Cornfield View and Millers Close) 84 electors, go into Quarrington Urban. They are already geographically separated from the rest of the estate by an east-west footpath. Also they have their own single exit and access road onto the main London Road, connecting directly to the shops in London Road. This area has a distinctly urban character and much of Quarrington Urban is within reasonable walking distance of the town for walkers.
The other housing areas of the new ward of Quarrington Village, are accessed from Town and Northfield Roads which onto open fields on the other side of the housing area and no link to the housing of Quarrington Urban. This forms a different community with a more rural village character. This area is characterised by the Church, St Botolphs, which is a historic and current focus of Quarrington Village. There is no direct road link between this and other housing areas. Description of the new boundary between Quarrington Urban and Quarrington Village and Greylees: The footpath boundary runs east-west from Northfield Road, between Priory Way and Glebe Road. It continues along the footpath which creates the current natural boundary (marked in green on google maps), through to London Road, with one exception. The footpath diverts to the north of a small separate housing area and this boundary cuts to the south of it. The three roads, Harvest Way, Cornfield View and Millers Close are separate with their own access onto London Road and no link with the housing behind. Greylees is a separate area in that it has a separate access into the housing area from Grantham Road. It has its own attractive identity with a high proportion of commuters and working people who work outside the Sleaford area.
Summary for Sleaford Amendment
Sleaford Quarrington Urban 2065 electors Variation of -8%
Made up of polling areas and number of electors:-
QF001 768 (excluding Victoria Avenue)
QF 002 84 (Harvest Way, Cornfield View and Millers Close only)
QA002 48 (Sheldrake Road only)
Sleaford Quarrington Village 2161 Variation of -3%
QF is 912 (excluding Harvest Way, Millers Close and Cornfield View)
Map of Proposed Sleaford Wards
Maps showing new boundary dividing two member Sleaford Quarrington Ward into two single member wards called Sleaford Quarrington Urban and Sleaford Quarrington Village and Greylees.
Proposed Sleaford Wards
Holdingham (across the top)
Quarrington Village and Greylees
NK Independents is the second largest group on North Kesteven District Council. They are made up of Lincolnshire Independents and Independents. North Kesteven District Council is in “no overall control”. Lincolnshire Independents, put the people of Lincolnshire First and is registered with the Electoral Commission as a political party, in order to be transparent and subject to scrutiny by the Electoral commission and public.
The network provides support but insists that members focus on representing the needs and aspirations of our communities here in Lincolnshire. We have no need to drive through any national party agenda, and we are prepared to assist in shaping the national agenda to better support Lincolnshire. We have representatives to bring our local needs and aspirations into the national agenda. www.lincolnshireindependents.org
Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
Independent Councillor for Branston and Navenby on Lincolnshire County Council
and for the Cliff Villages on North Kesteven District Council
Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents
Published by Marianne Overton MBE, Hilltop Farm. Welbourn, Lincolnshire, LN5 0QH Tel:07920 235 364 or 01400 273323