Council's link with East Riding to save cash
NORTH Lincolnshire Council has agreed to work with East Riding of Yorkshire Council in a bid to make savings for both authorities.
Council bosses say the move would help to improve and extend services for residents in the region.
A meeting was held between the leaders of the two Conservative-run councils, to explore the possibility of working together.
Senior councillors have already had initial talks on the link-up and will now establish a working group, where “all possibilities” will be considered.
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It is not yet known which services could be affected by the authorities working together, or what the impact on staff at North Lincolnshire Council would be.
Council leader Liz Redfern said: “Both councils have a great deal in common and it will give us a great opportunity to share back office provision as well as expand front line services, but potentially much more.”
East Riding of Yorkshire Council leader Stephen Parnaby added: “Many small district councils are already sharing some services, but we believe this could be a first with two large unitary councils looking to work closely together.
“It will be a huge challenge but an exciting one, building on our excellent working relationship.”