North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire
—  Unitary, Borough  —
River Ancholme, Brigg

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. For ceremonial purposes it is part of Lincolnshire.

The council area lies on the south side of the Humber estuary and consists mainly of agricultural land, including land on either side of the River Trent. It borders onto North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The council's administrative base is at Pittwood House in Scunthorpe.

Before the creation of Humberside in 1974, it was part of Lincolnshire, becoming North Lincolnshire only in 1996, on the abolition of Humberside. Until 1 April 1996, the area had been part of Humberside. The district was formed by a merger of the boroughs of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and southern Boothferry.

Home of the Haxey Hood.

There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.

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Towns and villages

Places of interest

Politics

As of the 2007 election the council is currently controlled by the Labour Party with 22 councillors. The Conservative Party holds 19 seats, The Liberal Democrats used to hold 1 seat until cllr Neil Poole crossed the floor to the tories, amid generalised calls for an early election, that he refused.[1] Independents hold two seats. The area is represented in parliament by three MPs. At the 2010 election the Labour Party retained the Scunthorpe seat and the Conservative Party won the Brigg and Goole seat and the Cleethorpes seat which includes the Barton area.

North Lincolnshire operates under a Cabinet and Leader form of governance. The cabinet has eight members from the largest political party elected to the cabinet by the council of 43.[2] Cabinet members make decisions on their portfolio individually.[3]

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of North and North East Lincolnshire at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. 2004 onwards published (pp. 139) in 2007

Year Regional Gross Value Added[4] Agriculture[5] Industry[6] Services[7]
1995 3,512 82 1,701 1,729
2000 3,861 60 1,805 1,997
2003 4,569 62 1,896 2,611
2004 4,838 - -
2005 4,941 - -
2006 5,126 - -
2007 5,494 - -

Eastern Airways has its head office in the Schiphol House on the grounds of Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire.[8] Scunthorpe is the home of the Tata owned Appleby-Frodingham steel plant, one of the largest and most successful plants in Europe. Port operations, green energy, logistics, agriculture and food processing are important elements of the areas employment profile.

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References

  1. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. includes hunting and forestry
  3. includes energy and construction
  4. includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  5. "Contact Us." Eastern Airways. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.