How can my councillor help me?
What problems can my councillor help me with?
You can approach your councillor with any problem relating to the City of Lincoln Council. Councillors will be able to offer you advice on problems which you may be experiencing, and can also take your problem up with the relevant council officer on your behalf.
It is important to note that there may be some restrictions upon the help a councillor may be able to offer, such as if a councillor sits on the Planning Committee and your problem relates to a planning application.
How do I know whether to approach a city or county councillor?
Lincolnshire County Council and the City of Lincoln Council have different responsibilities, and so it is best to try to make sure that you speak to a councillor at the responsible council about your problem. Lincolnshire County Council is known as an upper-tier authority, while the City Council is a district council. Both have a large number of responsibilities, but some of the most frequently raised matters are listed below for guidance purposed.
|City of Lincoln Council||Lincolnshire County Council|
|Building control||Care of young, elderly, and disabled people|
|Car parks||County strategic planning|
|Council tax and housing benefits||Highways maintenance|
|Development control (planning)||Libraries and archives|
|Electoral registration and elections||Public transport|
|Environmental health||Registration of births, marriages, and deaths|
|Housing||Schools and other education|
|Leisure||Street lighting and furniture|
|Licensing||Traffic management and planning|
|Property and land searches||Water courses|
How do I contact my councillor?
To view details of your ward councillors’ contact details please click here. If you are unsure who your local councillor is please contact the Democratic Services team on 01522 873387 or you can also search for your address on Lincolnshire County Council’s website.
If you wish to contact your Lincolnshire County Councillor please click here to access their website which has details of the relevant councillors for each area.