About the Lincoln Town Deal Board

City of Lincoln Council - Role as an Accountable Body

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The City Council is accountable for the overall management and administration of the Town Deal Programme and Town Funds.

In this role the Council shall:

  • Provide resource and support to the Town Board
  • Act as secretariate to the Town Board
  • Ensure good governance and transparency in decision making
  • Oversee the development of the Town Investment Plan 
  • Oversee the Heads of Terms Agreement with government and the Board
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate the Investment Programme, with recourse to independent expertise as required for assurance
  • Support lead partners in the development of detailed business cases to secure funding
  • Manage contractual arrangements with project partners to ensure delivery
  • Be responsible for the financial management of the overall programme
  • Reporting to government as required

A dedicated Programme Management Office will be established to oversee the programme, subject to agreement of Heads of Terms with government.