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North East Lincolnshire moved to COVID Tier 2 – High Alert

RESTRICTIONS on household mixing in North East Lincolnshire will change from 00.01 Saturday, 31 October as the area moves into the COVID Tier 2 category. Based on advice and guidance of public health experts, North East Lincolnshire joins many other areas of the country in Tier 2 following an increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases in…

2 days ago | General

Keeping the roads moving this winter

As North East Lincolnshire Council’s gritters start their engines, 600 tonnes of salt has been delivered to replenish the stock ready for this year’s winter gritting service. The council and its regeneration partner ENGIE have been gearing up over the last few weeks ready for winter. During the season, around 2,000 tonnes of salt will…

2 days ago | General
Councillor Swinburn and ENGIE officers stand with some of the gritters gearing up for the winter.

Footpath closure next weekend in Grimsby

THE footpath on the Grimsby Minster side of Bethlehem Street will be closed next weekend (Friday 30 October until the evening of Sunday 1 November) to allow for essential electrical cabling to take place. New lighting columns are being erected in St James’ Square and access is required to the main Northern Power cable, which…

3 days ago | General

Riverhead Square development plan at Cabinet

A plan to reinvent Grimsby’s Riverhead Square into a safe and attractive ‘heart of the town centre’ is set to be considered by councillors at the Cabinet meeting next week (4 November), following a £1m funding boost from central Government. Designs have been released with the report revealing a whole-scale concept to transform the square,…

4 days ago | General

Celebrating Halloween a bit differently this year

The spookiest month of the year is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner. But celebrations will need to be a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health chiefs at North East Lincolnshire Council are urging people to take extra care this 31 October. Director of Public Health, Stephen…

4 days ago | General
A photo of pumpkins. The image suggests carving a pumpkin this Halloween instead of trick or treating.

Council to offer support for children during the October half term

North East Lincolnshire Council has confirmed that it will offer support to children who are entitled to free school meals, during the October half term. Today, the Council Leader revealed plans to offer a £10 contribution to food for each child entitled to free school meals, some 5,700 local children in our area. Councillor Philip…

4 days ago | General

Estate Road 2 carriageway and footway reconstruction – project update

Works are continuing to reconstruct the carriageway and footway between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 6, on Estate Road 2. The previously announced road closure between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 5 has been extended and will be in place until Friday 30 October. Unfortunately, nearby electrical works being carried out by McCann Ltd to…

1 week ago | General

Grab your snazziest face covering – don’t leave home without it

Most people consider others when they use public transport or go into public spaces like shopping centres or supermarkets and make sure they are correctly wearing a face covering. However, we know this is a long haul and sometimes people forget to follow some of the restrictions that are in place to protect those who…

1 week ago | COVID-19

Big increase in recycling collected since March

North East Lincolnshire Council is thanking households for recycling hundreds of tonnes more since March this year than they did in last year. Bin crews collected 811 tonnes more recycling between 1 March and 30 September this year than last year. Garden waste is up by 275 tonnes for the same period and household waste…

1 week ago | Bins, waste and recycling

Overnight drainage maintenance to take place in Grimsby

Planned maintenance to the highway drainage system on Bargate and Deansgate Bridge is planned to take place on Wednesday 28 October to reduce the risk of highway flooding and maintain the drainage infrastructure. Westward Ho junction   High pressure jetting of the drainage system to ensure it is free flowing and clear will take place…

1 week ago | General

Overnight works at Toll Bar roundabout

Planned overnight works on the A16/B1219 ‘Toll Bar’ roundabout improvement scheme for two nights. As works continue on the “Toll Bar” roundabout to divert essential utilities cables, there will be overnight works undertaken on two days this month. The work has been planned to take place overnight to minimise the impact of the required traffic…

1 week ago | General

Phone ‘n’ Ride online booking system gets a revamp

The Phone ‘n’ Ride service has revamped its online booking system, with a host of new features. Transport officers at ENGIE, the council’s regeneration partner, have been working with the booking system software provider to improve the system with changes including: A refreshed user interface making the booking process simpler and clearer Client booking updates…

1 week ago | General

Road testing taking place across North East Lincolnshire

Road testing works will be taking place at various locations across North East Lincolnshire in the coming weeks. Testing will take place from Monday 2 November, on a rolling programme, with all locations completed within three days. To limit the impact and allow the works to be carried out safely, localised traffic management (stop and…

1 week ago | General

Drainage maintenance works to start in Waltham

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are planning to carry out highway drainage maintenance on a section of Cheapside in Waltham, close to the Cheapside Training Ground. Works will be starting on Monday 2 November and are planned to take three days to complete. The works are required after observations found that…

1 week ago | General

B1444 Little Coates/ Cambridge Road junction improvement – update

The new road layout and roundabout is starting to take shape as part of the B1444 Little Coates/Cambridge Road junction improvement project which started earlier this year.   A key milestone of the project – the new alignment of Cambridge Road, which includes tie-ins to the existing road, will shortly be completed. Underground electrical diversion…

1 week ago | General

Lincolnshire councils highlight funding for Government energy efficiency scheme

Councils from across Greater Lincolnshire have joined forces to help people cut their home energy costs. Launched in June, the Lincs 4 Warmer Homes (L4WH) scheme was set up across Greater Lincolnshire offering home energy efficiency improvements and advice. As part of this, the partnership is calling for residents to enquire about the Energy Company…

2 weeks ago | General

Public Health Director’s plea to parents as half term looms

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus, has made an impassioned plea to parents in the area ahead of the October half term. In an interview about the Government’s new alert levels, Mr Pintus, who manages the area’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, called on parents to be responsible during the break…

2 weeks ago | General

Your chance to be part of Grimsby’s story

POP down to Grimsby’s Top Town and Freeman Street markets this week and become part of a unique St James’ Square arts project. Families, individuals and even pets, can have their pictures taken by talented town-born artist Annabel McCourt who is leading on a special piece of art to be displayed when the Square’s transformation…

2 weeks ago | General

Three local creative individuals chosen to attend prestigious course

Three local creatives have been chosen to attend the National Arts Fundraising School online programme this year, thanks to Grimsby Creates, North East Lincolnshire’s cultural development programme. Artists from any creative discipline traditionally use the programme for professional development, learning of new skills, networking and sharing of understanding. The focus of the programme is on…

2 weeks ago | General

Enforcement to restart on expired blue badges

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are re-starting the issuing of penalty charge notices (PCNs) on expired blue badges from Sunday 1 November, in line with Government guidance. Government guidance previously encouraged the relaxation of enforcement on blue badges with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards, as part of the…

2 weeks ago | General

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre receives lifeline grant from Government

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has been awarded £75,000 of grant funding in an effort to support the venue through the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). The centre is one of many cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. The funding has been announced…

2 weeks ago | General

Road safety improvements to start in Immingham

Works to install a dropped tactile crossing point on Habrough Road in Immingham, at the junction with Stallingborough Road and Pelham Road, are set to start on Monday 19 October. The work aims to improve road safety and create a safer crossing point for those with visibility issues. The works will take one week to…

2 weeks ago | General

Stallingborough business park building progress

WITH the roof now on and the walls being assembled, the first building at North East Lincolnshire’s new business park is well on its way to completion. Representative of the South Humber Bank’s emergence as a green energy hub, the building is the headquarters of expanding regional firm myenergi. One of the fastest growing businesses…

2 weeks ago | General

Remembering the fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic

As Remembrance Day approaches, officials are regrettably having to urge residents not to attend the cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, due to Government coronavirus restrictions. Instead, people should try to remember fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen and women either at home or elsewhere. Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Philip Jackson, said: “Each year people…

2 weeks ago | General

COVID Support Cash now available for vulnerable families self-isolating

Low income families in our area who find themselves self-isolating this winter are now able to claim a £500 support payment from North East Lincolnshire Council. The Test and Trace Support Payments, which were announced by the Government last month, are being managed by Council’s as part of an effort to support the vulnerable families…

2 weeks ago | General

University students warned – don’t bring COVID back home

Public Health chiefs at North East Lincolnshire Council are warning university students to take proper precautions before venturing home from university later this month.  As the first semester comes to an end, hundreds of students are expected to return home for the October break. Diane Halton, Associate Director for Public Health at North East Lincolnshire…

2 weeks ago | General