Friday 3th March 10am-2pm

@ the NEW Lincoln Cathedral Centre

and afterwards at the CASTLE

Dare To Be Different

and together we can be most effective

Want to meet up, inspired to action in forthcoming elections? Join us as we hear about key aspects of seismic changes in local government as Independents increasingly take the leadership on their Councils.  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 Castle

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


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


Regional LGA Independent Group for East Midlands

Friday 3rd March 2023 AGENDA

10am Lincolnshire Independents

11am-3pm 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 Castle.

11am Welcome Marianne Overton MBE Vice Chair of the LGA

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader of Ashfield Council

Taking control of your Council

Peter Lundgren, District Councillor, Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Jason Zadrozny, Independent Leader of Ashfield Council

Be a Councillor: What can you achieve?

Lincolnshire County and District Councillors Phil Dilks, Richard Cleaver, Ashley Baxter

How the Independent Group Office can help: Rodrigo Sanchez

Be a Councillor hot tips: Open to the floor.

Advice from a BBC Presenter, John Plant.


12 Challenges facing our councils and what we are doing about them Debbie Barnes, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire County Council


12.30pm Greening our planning and

Greening our Transport and Highways LCC Director, Karen Cassar

NZIP Net Zero Innovation Programme from the LGA


1.00 pm Lunch, generously provided by the LGA Limited places, please BOOK

2pm Soapbox stand – your three minutes to make a point!

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

3pm close and move to the Castle, via the Cathedral. Reception finishes at 5pm

Please register here