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
- Building control
- Car parks
- Council tax and housing benefits
- Development control/Planning
- Electoral registration and elections
- Environmental health
- Property and land searches
- Rubbish collections
Lincolnshire County Council
- Care of young, elderly and disabled people
- County strategic planning
- Highways maintenance
- Libraries and archives
- Public transport
- Registration of births, deaths and marriages
- Schools and education
- Street lighting and furniture
- Traffic management and planning
- Water courses
How do I contact my councillor?
You can view your local councillor's contact details online
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Or search for your local councillor's address on the Lincolnshire County Council’s website which has details of the relevant councillors for each area.
Alternatively please call 01522 873 387