North Kesteven District Council serves the District of North Kesteven, which covers an area of 92,000 hectares and is characterised by small settlements and large areas of farmland. There are around 100 communities in the District, the two largest being Sleaford (with approximately 19,000 people) and North Hykeham (with 15,500 people).
North Kesteven District Council comprises 43 Councillors representing 26 wards. Councillors are elected for a four year term.
The Leader, appointed by the Council appoints Councillors to the Executive Board. The Executive Board at North Kesteven comprises six Councillors. All Executive decisions are taken by, or on behalf of, the Executive Board.
Councillors usually meet as a full Council 7 times a year. Individual planning and licensing decisions are taken by separate committees, to which Councillors are appointed.
There are also Overview and Scrutiny Panels to act as a check and balance on decisions taken by the Executive Board.