Council to appoint for the first time a Mayor’s Cadet at annual meeting tomorrow

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The annual meeting of North Lincolnshire Council takes place tomorrow at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe (Tuesday 10 May) from 10.30am.

A new Mayor and deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire will be appointed. And for the first time, an Army Cadet will be appointed to accompany the new Mayor on key Mayoral duties.

Detailed proposals of the £450m new Greater Lincolnshire Devolution deal will be also discussed and approval sought to consult with the public on these major plans that will transform Lincolnshire and give great powers locally through an elected Mayor. The consultation could start as early as July 2016.

The public consultation will seek feedback on the plans, and the results will accompany governance proposals that will be submitted to the Secretary of State in late August.

The Government made clear that a Mayoral Combined Authority would be required for the deal to go ahead.

All council leaders have agreed that the administration costs of setting up the mayoral combined authority will be kept to a minimum with existing resources from within the councils being used wherever possible.

Cllr Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

Tomorrow is an exciting day with the appointment of a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor and for the first time the appointment of a young Cadet to accompany the Mayor at events including remembrance service, civic service and key flag-flying ceremonies. This confirms our commitment to supporting the armed forces, and we aim to follow this lead in future by appointing a Cadet to represent other military forces.

North Lincolnshire Council will be the first of the ten councils involved to see more detailed proposals outlining the governance structure and functions that a new mayoral combined authority could have.

We have a real chance here to make a huge difference locally and we want to consult with local people as soon as we can to share these plans and see what they think.

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