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January 2021

New Garth Lane footbridge under construction

THE huge structures that will together form Garth Lane’s new centrepiece footbridge are being constructed at a specialist workshop. By the end of March, the new bridge will be in position across the River Freshney as the £3.5m grant-funded transformation of the whole area reaches its final stages. The fabrication work started before Christmas at…

3 years ago | General
Garth Lane new footbridge beams (taken through a wide angled lens)

Frederick Ward Way footpath closure

A SECTION of footpath along Grimsby’s Frederick Ward Way, either side of the Garth Lane work, will be closed temporarily from next week as final preparations for the new footbridge take place. With the closure lasting for up to five weeks, the two main traffic islands in the centre of the carriageway will also be…

3 years ago | General

Praise for local health and care workers over vaccine roll out

Local leaders have praised the work of health and care staff who have “pulled out all the stops” to get the most challenging nationally led vaccination programme in the history of the NHS off the ground in North East Lincolnshire. Patients most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first…

3 years ago | COVID-19

Fishermen’s Memorial Statue returns to St James Square

GRIMSBY’S fishing community and its supporters have welcomed the return of the town’s Fishermen’s Memorial Statue to St James’ Square as the transformation of this key public space reaches its final stages. They have also highlighted the memorial’s importance and their plans to bring their annual Lost Fishermen’s service back to the Minster and the…

3 years ago | General
Fishermens Memorial Statue in place in St James Square outside Grimsby Minster

Support rolling out for COVID-affected businesses

Nearly £8million support funding is being rolled out to local businesses in North East Lincolnshire this week to help support them through the lockdown. Government has released a number of support schemes over the last few months, with different payments applicable to different businesses, primarily SMEs in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors who have…

3 years ago | General

Parents urged to support local schools during lockdown

Parents and carers in North East Lincolnshire are being asked to support local schools during the pandemic by keeping their children at home where possible. A letter, sent to all school headteachers, parents and carers calling for parents and carers who are critical workers to keep their children at home if at all possible,  follows…

3 years ago | COVID-19