Mablethorpe and Sutton Town Council
The Town Council was formed in 1974 following the unitary re-organisation of Local Government in England.
The area is made up of the communities of Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea, Trusthorpe and Sandilands.
The Council adopted the title of ‘Town Council’ at its formation, however, its responsibilities and powers are identical to those as a parish council.
All parish / town council's operate using POWERS & DUTIES.
Duties are functions or procedures the Council must carry out by law and Powers are functions or services the Council may carry out.
The Council is made up of 19 Councillors representing seven wards in the area with all wards having three Councillors, except for Highgate Lane ward which has one Councillor. The full Town Council meets at six weekly intervals and in addition there are three standing committees (Administration; Community Amenities & Planning) with responsibilities for the Town Council’s day to day functions.
Meetings are usually held on Monday evenings at 7.00 p.m. in the Community Room, Mablethorpe Library and Community Access Point, Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe, LN12 1DP. The public are welcome and encouraged to attend and provision is made at all meetings for public participation.
In May each year, the Council elects a serving Councillor to become the Chairman of the Council and to hold the office of “Town Mayor”.
Mayor 2015/16 Municipal Year
At the meeting of the Town Council held on Monday 18th May 2015 the following appointments were made:
Town Mayor - Councillor Graham Cullen
Consort - Mr David Wilkinson
Vice-Chairman - Councillor Mrs Joyce Taylor
The Mayor's chosen charities for 2015/16 are:
Leicester Children's Holiday Centre (Mablethorpe) and
The Seal Sanctuary.
Keep checking the 'Whats on Page' for details of events being held in the area and use the links below for information.
To keep up to date with Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council matters, check the County & District page on this web site, or follow the links page to go to their sites direct.
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A casual vacancy has arisen in Mablethorpe North Ward, please see attached Notice for full details. In the event that no call is made for a by-election, this vacancy will be filled by co-option in the New Year.
Secondary Education in Mablethorpe - Proposed closure of Monks Dyke Tennyson College, Mablethorpe campus.
On September 7th at the full Council meeting a resolution was passed regarding secondary education.
The Council resolved to write to the Education Authority(LCC) & the local MP(Victoria Atkins) to advise them that the Council opposed the proposal to terminate secondary education in the town. It further resolved to voice that position in both stages of the consultation process being led by the school.
It also resolved to permanently & prominently display its opposition on this website for the duration of the campaign to keep secondary education in the town.
This council supports the retention of secondary education in our town
Join the facebook page Save Tennyson School
follow on twitter @SaveTennyson and have a look at the new website www.tennysonlives.org.uk
The Annual Town Meeting was held on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 7.00 p.m. at Mablethorpe Library and CAP, when there was a speaker on the ecology and biodiversity of St Mary's Conservation Area. An Informal Town Meeting was also held at the Meridale Centre, Sutton on Sea on Monday 27th July 2015, at 7.00 p.m. Paul Espin once again addressed the meeting, but this time he focussed his attention on Acre Gap.
LOCAL COUNCIL AWARD SCHEME
A Liaison Group in relation to the Lindum Development, Golf Road, Mablethorpe, has been formed to meet regularly during the construction period to exchange information and address any issues that may arise. A dedicated email address is provided for residents to pass any comments, suggestions or problems to the Lindum Group direct, and that is:- email@example.com
There are no further scheduled meetings of the group, however, a meeting will be called in the future as and when there are any matters of substance to report.
Vital work to protect sea defences
Sand clearance work
Cllr Tony Howard
Cllr Bernard Dobbs
Cllr Mrs Joyce Taylor