LGA Regional Event,

hosted by the LGA Independent Group

Friday 4th March 2022 10am-8pm

@ the NEW Lincoln Cathedral Centre

and afterwards at the COLLECTION


Dare To Be Differentand together we can be most effective


Want to meet up at last in a safe environment? This covid-safe conference will give councillors an opportunity to learn more about key aspects of the seismic changes in local government and how our roles will change through new arrangements on levelling-up and possible County Deals whilst we tackle climate change, health, planning and elections.

The increasingly popular, lunch time Speakers’ Corner is your opportunity to tell us what frustrates or inspires you about local government today and how changes ongoing impact on you and your community.

Reception: After the conference, you are invited to a reception at The Collection, Lincoln launching the new installation by Luke Jerram, Gaia Planet Earth

Attendance at the conference is free, including lunch. Register here.

 The new Cathedral Centre is adjacent to the Cathedral

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

 Councillor Marianne Overton, Leader of the LGA Independent Group and Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association 07920 235 364

Helen-Ann Smith East Midlands Chairman of the East Midlands Region the LGA Independent Group 07909 338015 cllr.helen-ann.smith@nottscc.gov.uk

https://www.local.gov.uk/lga-independent  https://www.local.gov.uk/ independent.grouplga@local.gov.uk



Regional LGA Independent Group for East Midlands

Friday 4th March 2022



11am-4pm in the prestigious new Lincoln Cathedral Centre (LN2 1PX) adjacent to the Cathedral, preceded at 10am by Lincolnshire Independents AGM and followed by a reception at the Collection Museum.


11am Welcome Marianne Overton MBE

Chair first session Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader of Ashfield Council and Ashfield Independents


Life from where I stand, County Councillor Phil Dilks, District Councillor Peter Lundgren, Wales Unitary Kevin Etheridge

Vanishing Councils?  New Unitary Councillor Jim Hakewill, Northants

People Power Covid has demonstrated the significance of local communities. What are our next steps to keep that power alive?

Cllr Jill Makinson-Sanders

 Be a Councillor hot tips:  Independent Network Karen Lucioni,


12.45pm Lunch, generously provided by the LGA


1.45pm Soapbox stand – your three minutes to make a point!

2.30pm Recovering health post covid; Derek Ward Director of Public Health for Lincolnshire

3pm Saving the planet, starting here, Matt Babic of Anthesis

on Climate Change action plans

 4pm close and move to the Collection,

via the Cathedral.

Reception finishes at 8pm


Please register here

Friends and colleagues are very welcome

  Gaia Earth at COP26, November 2021