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The Town Council

Louth Town Council has twenty-one councillors elected for a period of four years. There are 7 wards in the town for which Councillors are elected to serve and these are North Holme Ward, St. Mary's Ward, St. Jamesí Ward, St. Michaelís Ward, Priory Ward, Trinity Ward and St. Margaretís Ward. 

Louth Town Council has five statutory Committees covering its current responsibilities, these are the Governance and Finance Committee, the Planning Committee, the Community Resources Committee and the Personnel Committee.  Meetings take place generally every other week on Tuesday evenings.  For a full list of meetings please click the link to the left 'MEETING DATES'.

Louth Town Council is here to represent the people of Louth and we strongly listen to your concerns and do everything we can to deal with them or we liaise with East Lindsey District Council or Lincolnshire County Council.  Our Councillors are widely involved in all aspects of the community and we have representatives on many local groups and organisations. 

Louth Town Council is currently aiming towards Quality Council status which would visibly enhance and improve the role of the Town Council for the overall benefit of Louth.  Louth Town Council was a Borough Council prior to the local government reorganisation in 1974, after which most of the important tasks that it performed were transferred to East Lindsey District Council.  Louth Town Council is diligently working towards attaining Quality Council status because we believe that once we have gained this accreditation we may be able to regain some of the tasks that we were responsible for previously and this would broaden our service delivery to Louth.

Louth Town Council is responsible for:

  • Allotments
  • London Road Cemetery and its burial records
  • Some Bus Shelters
  • Litter Bins
  • Street furniture
  • War Memorial
  • Planning consultee

Louth Town Council also:

  • owns Hubbard's Hills, although the Hubbard's Hills Trust Ltd manage the area and should be contacted with any query relating to Hubbard's Hills.  Please visit www.hubbardshills.co.uk
     
  • produce an official guide to Louth which can be obtained from the Library, the Tourist Information Centre, ELDC Local Offices, the Town Clerk's office or by clicking the link 'Town Guide' to the left.
     
  • is consulted on a range of issues including Policing Policy, Schools Policy and Planning Policy for the town
     
  • gives grant aid to local bodies through its yearly grant giving exercise.  (See the link to the left 'Grants')
     
  • owns, replaces and maintains several CCTV cameras within the town, supports the operation of CCTV and provides financial contributions towards the maintenance of some other CCTV cameras in the Town that it does not own
     
  • acts on behalf of Louth residents in local matters which might involve highways, community transport schemes, parking and crime prevention
     
  • provides a stepping stone to District and County Councils and gives advice on who does what and how to access people
     
  • may make specific laws
     
  • can impose fines for minor anti social behaviour such as grafitti, dog fouling etc.  Louth Town Council does not, at present, impose such fines as the costs involved in collecting the fines e.g., employing a person and undertaking the necessary paperwork far outweigh the benefits involved.  However, it recognises that anti social behaviour is an issue that is close to the heart of its community and is seriously examining its policies.

Members of the public are able to attend Town Council meetings, they may speak during the public forum, which takes places before every Public Town Council Meeting from 7.15pm.  They are not allowed to speak during the actual meeting.  If a member of the public has a matter, concerning the Town, that they wish to be discussed at a Council meeting they should contact a Councillor who will put the item on the next agenda.

Signed minutes are available for public inspection, by appointment with the Clerk, by checking this web site (see the link to the left 'Minutes') or at the local library.

Last modified: 05/09/17