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East Lindsey District Council commemorates 50 years of serving the community

East Lindsey District Council is reaching a historic milestone as the authority marks its 50th year of serving the local community.

East Lindsey 1974

The District Council was formed on 1st April 1974 following the Local Government Act of 1972 which led to the restructure of local government. The Act saw the number of councils in England reduce from 1,000 to 412. East Lindsey was created to replace nine former districts - Alford Urban District, Horncastle Rural District, Horncastle Urban District, Louth Municipal Borough, Louth Rural District, Mablethorpe and Sutton Urban District, Skegness Urban District, Spilsby Rural District and Woodhall Spa Urban District.

Cllr Craig Leyland, Leader of East Lindsey District Council, said: "I am delighted the Council has been proudly serving residents in the District for 50 years. It is a real milestone in the history of the District and for the Council.

"We continue to deliver high quality services for residents, businesses and visitors to our coastline, market towns and parishes. The Council remains a forward-thinking authority, making the most of opportunities and enabling projects that are transformational for residents and that support the local economy.

"Since 2021, East Lindsey has been part of the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership with Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council. The partnership approach is driving growth and regeneration in the district and giving us greater access to vital Government funding so we can deliver innovative projects and services for our communities.

"On the 50th anniversary, I thank all residents and businesses for enhancing the district so positively in that time and look forward to what the future will bring for all communities across East Lindsey."