Place looks after the community you live in. It is a diverse area of the Council which manages our cultural and heritage sites, highways, waste services and economic development to name a few.
In highways our network management teams manage the more reactive elements of the highways service, between them dealing with around 30,000 enquiries a year. The local highways teams are based around district council areas and deal with enquiries, enforcement of the Highways Act and insurance claims. They also routinely inspect the highway for safety.
Economic development aims to create an environment in which businesses can grow. It tends to deal directly with businesses, facilitating and supporting their investment projects. It is closely linked with our economic infrastructure teams who deliver schemes that give businesses the confidence to invest. We will often invest where the private sector would not due to limited confidence in the market.
We deliver local regeneration schemes which improve the environment of the county's towns, including taking under-used buildings and providing them with a new purpose. This increases footfall in the towns which in turn supports the vitality of the location.
The culture service manages heritage sites, Lincolnshire Archives and the library service. It is 'one council' focused, working as one for our communities and customers. Across all our heritage sites, we attract more than 459,000 visitors per year. Lincoln Castle alone currently enjoys over 200,000 visitors per year.
Waste services fulfil the statutory duties of a waste disposal authority. Where it is the responsibility of the district councils to collect household waste from your house, it is our responsibility to dispose of it. We provide waste disposal and recycling provision for residents through a network of centres that cover the whole of Lincolnshire. Our services are constantly reviewed as disposal and treatment technologies advance and our population grows. We need to ensure that the provision is the best we can provide for residents with regard to green sustainability and community accessibility.
School crossing patrol
Our school crossing patrol staff provide a vital service to the youngest residents of the county on daily basis. More commonly known as a “lollipop person” these individuals ensure the safety of children and families on their way to and from schools every day in all weathers. They are incredibly community-minded people and undertake extensive training to ensure that they go about their duties in the best way possible.
Highway maintenance technician
Highway maintenance technicians are highly qualified staff that work within the Highway Asset Management teams. They do a range of highway maintenance programmes for carriageway, footway, drainage, traffic and cyclical works across the county. They are responsible for the investigation, design and supervision of highway maintenance projects that can range from £5k to £500k in value. Technicians have opportunities to develop and train within the Council to senior technician or engineer to program manager and beyond.
Local highways manager
These managers undertake a key managerial role within our Highways Services Team. They identify and prioritise highways maintenance schemes in their area, reviewing and allocating the best use of available resources in a creative and sustainable way. They develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with local communities, councillors and other stakeholders across all service areas. Qualified to Chartered or Incorporated Engineer level, these professionals play a vital role in keeping Lincolnshire on the move.
Visitor experience officer
Working as part of our Heritage department, visitor experience officers work within our amazing visitor locations such as Lincoln Castle, The Collection, The Usher Gallery and The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Working as part of a great team they are responsible for welcoming our visitors; assisting within the retail outlets and helping people to access and enjoy our collections.
Working as part of the local Enterprise Adviser Network that was set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. The enterprise coordinator (EC) sits at the heart of the local Enterprise Adviser Network to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise programmes and to engage with the world of work.