North Lincolnshire’s new look council is revealed

Coun Liz Redfern
Coun Liz Redfern

North Lincolnshire’s new look council has been revealed - along with its new mayor.

Taking up the mayoral role is Helen Rowson with Trevor Foster stepping into the position of Deputy Mayor.

Epworth’s Councillor Liz Redfern (pictured) remains leader of the council and Coun Rob Waltham becomes deputy leader.

Eight cabinet roles replace the former six and three new councillors elected on May 8 take three of the positions. People Cabinet has been split into Adult Services and Children’s Services. There’s also a new Cabinet role – Health and Strategic Projects. Highways and Neighbourhoods Cabinet becomes Neighbourhoods Cabinet. And Regeneration Cabinet becomes Regeneration and Devolution Cabinet.

See list of roles and councillors below:

Cabinet member Cabinet Portfolio

Coun Liz Redfern Regeneration and Devolution

Coun John Briggs Assets, Culture and Housing

Coun Richard Hannigan (new) Policy and Resources

Coun Neil Poole Neighbourhoods

Coun Julie Reed (new) Adult Services

Coun David Rose (new) Children’s Services

Coun Carl Sherwood Leisure and Customer Services

Coun Rob Waltham Health and Strategic Projects

Chairman Committee

Coun Nigel Sherwood Planning Committee

Coun Keith Vickers licensing Committee

North Lincolnshire Council is a Conservative controlled council with Conservatives holding 26 seats and Labour 17 seats.

Helen Rowson, Mayor of North Lincolnshire, said: “I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of Mayor of North Lincolnshire and to meeting lots of people and raising as much money as possible during my year in office. Lindsey Lodge Hospice is my chosen charity and is very dear to my heart. I hope that I can get people on board and help support me to raise money for this very important charity. To be able to represent North Lincolnshire is a real honour and one I will take on board with enthusiasm and vigour.”

NLC leader, Coun Liz Redfern said: “Helen will do a fantastic job representing North Lincolnshire and will be great ambassador. Trevor is no stranger to the role of mayor and deputy, having been deputy mayor two years ago and I’m sure will do a great job supporting Helen as Mayor. There’s much to shout about in North Lincolnshire and it will be Helen and Trevor’s role to ensure they spread the word, while at the same time raise money for Lindsey Lodge Hospice – a great choice and very worthy cause.

“Over the next four years, as leader, I will be concentrating on providing better paid jobs for people and will continue our work to regenerate and develop North Lincolnshire to make it a prosperous and better place.”