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February 2023

“Luminations” shining bright on an international stage

Cleethorpes’ wonderful light installation “Luminations” is competing on an international stage for a prestigious d[arc] award. The awards celebrate the best in lighting concepts delivered in the past year, whether through art installations, such as Luminations, or through the lighting of spaces, places, structures and events. The installation will compete with 19 other submissions from…

1 year ago | General
Luminations artwork at night

Report looks at future of historic buildings

AN in-depth report into future options for three historic buildings along Grimsby’s Eleanor Street has been received by North East Lincolnshire Council. The authority can confirm that it is now considering the ‘options appraisal’ into the possible future of Numbers 5, 7 and 9. Numbers 7 and 9, the latter being the former Art College,…

1 year ago | General

‘Lollipop lady’ Josie celebrates 40 years of service

A long-serving ‘lollipop lady’, who has helped thousands of local children get to school safely, is celebrating four decades of service to the community.  Josie Hides first put on a hi-vis jacket and picked up a lollipop stick when covering a shift for a friend back in 1983. Having never previously considered the role herself,…

1 year ago | General
Lollipop lady Josie Hides

Hop on the buses in North East Lincolnshire – for just £2!

Bus travel across North East Lincolnshire continues to cost just £2 a journey – and with half-term coming up, families are urged to hop on board and take a school holiday trip! Until the end of March, people can benefit from low-cost travel with the Government’s £2 price cap on fares across the country (except…

1 year ago | General
Grimsby Riverhead buses

Public Notice of Planning Applications – 9 February 2023

NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL Publicity of Planning and Related Applications The applications set out in the Schedule below are required to be given wider publicity and public comment is invited. Copies of the applications can be viewed online at The reason for publicising each application is indicated after the application number as follows:- (09)…

1 year ago | Public Notice

Big future predicted for the big screen!

A BRIGHT future for the big screen has been predicted by the family behind Cleethorpes’ Parkway Cinema, who are now planning their new Grimsby town centre venture. Parkway Entertainment Ltd director Richard Parkes is ‘delighted’ at the news that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the western end of Freshney Place. As…

1 year ago | General
Proposed Freshney Place development from Victoria Street

Mothers seeking support – here’s how your help could be key

Are you an experienced mum or grandma with time to give? A rewarding local project is helping new parents and mums of early years children by sharing the joys and challenges of their own parenting experiences. Mums and grandparents in North East Lincolnshire are being asked if they can offer vital support to women with…

1 year ago | Children and families
A photo of some mums in the park with their children