The changes in our governance arraignments

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Dear North East Lincolnshire Council,

The changes in our governance arraignments agreed this year was a substantial opportunity for the people of NELC to influence in the administration of our future council. The proposed changes give substantial powers and change liability's for senior execs and ward councils.

So I am asking, how much consulting of the public did you do.

Please can you list.

Date and costs and location ( media ) of publication of details.

The recorded public comeback for any of these.

You also hid it ( Placed it ) on your web site. The full proposals

Please can you tel me,

1.The date these were placed on there
2.The Page view rate from then until November 2010 for the page, and the pdfs individualy for the all four document placed there.

Can I ask to the best of your ability ( ha ), can you list the page view from unique visitors ( Ie this will list total number of people checking, not total number of times they have checked.

Do you have the voting record for these proposals

Also, is there any more information that directly relates to members of the public interacting in relation to these proposals that may be usfull to me in trying to understand what level of participation was accepted by you lot

Yours faithfully,

George Cant

PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Cant

I am pleased to acknowledge your request for information received on 25
November 2010, which has been allocated the reference number 20101162.

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Freedom of Information Officer
North East Lincolnshire Council

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Ellis, Paul, North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Mr Cant, 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act made on
25^th November 2010, reference number 20101162.

I wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the
information you have requested, and I am pleased to provide the following
information concerning the arrangements for the adoption of a new
governance model in accordance with the requirements of the Local
Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

The following reports, copies of which are available on our website at
[1]http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/committees/sit..., were
made to North East Lincolnshire Council's Cabinet and Full Council in
relation to the adoption of a new governance model.

Meeting Date Notes
Cabinet 23rd November 2009 None
Full Council 17th December 2009 recorded vote not requested,
carried on a show of hands
Cabinet 21st July 2010 None
Full Council 16th September 2010 recorded vote not requested,
carried on a show of hands
Cabinet 1st November 2010 None
Full Council 4th November 2010 recorded vote not requested,
carried on a show of hands

Consultation was carried out in regard to the adoption of a new governance
model through the following channels:

A lead article and a tear-off slip for members of the public to inform us
of their preference was included in the Council's 'Linc Up' newspaper of
March 2010. 'Linc Up' is delivered free of charge to the majority of North
East Lincolnshire's residents and is also available on the Council's
website. Copies of the relevant pages from `Linc Up' are attached for your
information.

<<LincUpPage1.pdf>> <<LincUpPage2.pdf>>

Details of the consultation, including a copy of the November 2009 Cabinet
Report and Frequently Asked Questions, were published on the Council's
website, the link for which is
[2]http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/council-and-de....
The consultation page was published to the website on 11th January 2010
and was open until 28th March 2010 when the consultation closed. A copy of
the page remains on the website for information purposes, and includes a
note that the consultation is now closed.

The page view rate (external only) for this webpage, from January 2010 to
present, was 125 views of which 104 were unique views.

Leaflets were circulated and made available to interested parties, a copy
of which is attached. The cost of producing the leaflet was £105.

<<GetInvolvedLeaflet.pdf>>

Officers of the Council were available to attend community groups and
visits were made to the Local Strategic Partnership, the Town and Parish
Council Liaison Committee, the Fiveways Area Action Group and the
Immingham Area Action Group.

The Council received 77 responses from the consultation, which stated the
following preferences

Option Number of preferences
Leader/Cabinet 55
Directly Elected Mayor/Cabinet 20
No clear preference 2

Notice of the publication of the proposals for changes to the Council's
governance arrangements was published on the Council's website on 30th
September 2010, the link for which is
[3]http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/council-and-de....

The page view rate (external only) for this webpage, from September 2010
to present, was 36 views of which 33 were unique views.

A Proposals Notice for the changes to the Council's governance
arrangements, a copy of which is attached, was published in the Grimsby
Telegraph on 19th October 2010 for 6 nights, at a cost of £279.68.

<<ProposalsNotice.doc>>

I trust that this has answered your request in full.

 

If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you have the right
to request an internal review by the Council. If following this you are
still dissatisfied you may contact the Office of the Information
Commissioner. If you wish to request an internal review, please contact me
and I will make the necessary arrangements.

Yours sincerely

Paul Ellis
Corporate Records and Information Manager
North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Ellis, Paul,

Hi, document 3 and 4 do not open properly, please resend these in an open format or at least make the PDF editable.

secondly
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The Council received 77 responses from the consultation, which stated the following preferences

Option Number of preferences

Leader/Cabinet 55
Directly Elected Mayor/Cabinet 20
No clear preference 2

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1. how many of these responses were members of the public that do not work for the council or are not connected to the council in any way ( apart from paying tax ) .

I would imaging that nearly all of the responses you had are from ward councillors, there direct relatives, or, involved council workers or sub groups

2 how many of the responses are the repisenttive from these groups mentioned

this should leave me with the number of independent public responses

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Officers of the Council were available to attend community groups and visits were made to the Local Strategic Partnership, the Town and Parish Council Liaison Committee, the Five-ways Area Action Group and the Immingham Area Action Group
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point 2

Using link up as a reliable form of communication between the council and its residence

3. How many houses in NELC can you garuntee get this paper. ( never mind considering how many actually bother reading it )
4. What provisions did you set as-side for people that do not get this, or are not part of the small number of groups mentioned, were there opinion not worthy.
5. does this qualify still as a public consultation were approximately 0.051% of the public have actually been consulted.

Yours sincerely,

George Cant

Ellis, Paul, North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Mr Cant

As requested please find copies of the Get Involved leaflet and the
Proposals Notice published in the Grimsby Telegraph.

Responses to the further questions you raised in your request are
currently being prepared

Yours sincerely

Paul Ellis
Corporate Records and Information Manager
North East Lincolnshire Council

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PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Cant

Thank you for your further questions in relation to your Freedom of
Information request, reference number 20101162, made on 20th December
2010.

Your first and second questions related to the responses received
through the consultation, and asked

1. how many of these responses were members of the public that do not
work for the council or are not connected to the council in any way (
apart from paying tax ) .

2 how many of the responses are the repisenttive from these groups
mentioned this should leave me with the number of independent public
responses

This information is not held by North East Lincolnshire Council as
responses to the consultation were anonymous. I can however confirm that
of the 77 responses received, 55 were made on the Linc Up slip and 14
through the website.

Your third and fourth questions related to Linc Up and asked

3. How many houses in NELC can you garuntee get this paper.

North East Lincolnshire Council prints 71,500 copies of each edition of
Linc Up. These are distributed to every household in the borough of North
East Lincolnshire, with additional copies available in libraries
and Council offices. Linc Up is also available electronically in PDF
format on the Council's website, at [1]www.nelincs.gov.uk.

4. What provisions did you set as-side for people that do not get this,
or are not part of the small number of groups mentioned.

All households in the borough of North East Lincolnshire should receive a
copy of Linc Up, the other consultation methods used by the Council were
detailed in your response of 20/12/2010.

Your final question asked

5. does this qualify still as a public consultation were approximately
0.051% of the public have actually been consulted.

North East Lincolnshire Council is satisfied that it has
consulted appropriately on the adoption of a new governance model by the
Council.

If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you have the right
to request an internal review by the Council. If following this you are
still dissatisfied you may contact the Office of the Information
Commissioner. If you wish to request an internal review, please contact me
and I will make the necessary arrangements.

Yours sincerely

Paul Ellis

Corporate Records and Information Manager
North East Lincolnshire Council

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Colin Webb left an annotation ()

"North East Lincolnshire Council prints 71,500 copies of each edition of Linc Up. These are distributed to every household in the borough of North East Lincolnshire"

I have never received a copy of 'Linc Up' and therefore the Council's claim of distributing it to EVERY household in the borough of North East Lincolnshire is a lie. This further demonstrates this Council's discrimination against taxpayers within rural areas of the borough.

George Cant left an annotation ()

Its worse than that.

Last year, the council tried to withdraw advertising from the evening telegraph, there was a look at the viability of publishing more council info in the link up instead of the G.E.T.

The council back down ( after an internal review )and accepted that the Linc up was not read by most people that did get it, i attended most of the meeting so i know exactly what was said.

The power what these are giving themselves in this is astounding. It should have been a full public consultation.

I think the public backlash would have been similar to the whitgift school or iclandinc banks fiasco, only bigger

George Cant left an annotation ()

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