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Former shop owner pleads guilty after Trading Standards seizure

A former Grimsby shop owner has pleaded guilty following a Trading Standards seizure of illicit cigarettes and tobacco. Atta Hussein Abasi, 27, of Tewkesbury Street, Cardiff, appeared before Grimsby Magistrates Court on Friday 10 February charged with eight offences relating to illegal tobacco products, four offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 for possession to…

1 year ago | General
Abasi court case - goods seized

Riverhead improvement scheme to start on site in the new year

Work is due to start on site for the Riverhead improvement scheme in early January 2023. The remodelled area is being funded as one of the projects included in the Town Deal, the money for which was secured in 2020 and is ringfenced for specific projects. The scheme will see the existing area changed to…

1 year ago | Town Deal
Artist impression of Riverhead - November 2022

Safety warning issued by Trading Standards ahead of Bonfire Night

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards team are urging people to be safe this Bonfire Night and to only buy fireworks from registered retailers. It is usually one of the most spectacular nights of the year, but there are risks for people and animals. With Bonfire Night just around the corner, you might be thinking…

2 years ago | General
Cleethorpes fireworks

Trading Standards warning over energy bill discount scam

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards officers are urging people to be on their guard as energy bill discount scams spread across the country. Households across Great Britain will receive a £400 non-repayable discount off their electricity bills, via the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme in six monthly instalments, starting in October. There is no…

2 years ago | General
A social media graphic for energy bill discount scam warning of scams

Two premises found to be selling illegal vapes following Trading Standards visits

More than £16,000 worth of illegal disposable vaping bars and £3,420 worth (legitimate value) of illicit tobacco products have been seized between two premises, one in Grimsby and one in Cleethorpes. Hundreds of businesses were written to by Trading Standards in August, advising them of the law and their responsibilities, and warning of the dangers…

2 years ago | General
Some of the haul recovered by Trading Standards

Let’s work together to smarten up Grimsby town centre

North East Lincolnshire Council is launching a new campaign to fix up rundown buildings in Grimsby town centre. The project aims to improve the street scene in the town centre as it is poised for a wide-ranging, multi-million-pound transformation. Focused on the busy area around the Victoria Street West pedestrian precinct and surrounding streets, the…

2 years ago | Business and investment
Grimsby town centre from the air

Council to distribute new £4.5-million to help businesses hit by Covid

North East Lincolnshire Council will distribute £4.5-million to eligible local businesses as part of the Government’s Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund. The Government created the £1.5-billion fund to support businesses affected by the pandemic but not eligible for existing business rate support. Cabinet members met on 8 September to discuss a report about the fund and…

2 years ago | Business and investment

A new view for Freshney Place

FAMILY leisure activities, a cinema and a new modern market with an overall entrance featuring open community space, green landscaping, cafes, and seating – that is what Grimsby’s new look town centre could look like. Artists’ impressions of how a transformed western end of Freshney Place, Victoria Street and the Bull Ring could be, show…

2 years ago | Town Deal
Artist Impression Future High Streets scheme

Riverhead Square: your views wanted

The first glimpse of what Riverhead Square in Grimsby might look like in the future has been released for the public to have their say. In 2020, we did a survey about Grimsby town centre to feed into the development of the overall Masterplan. The main aim of the regeneration of the square is to…

2 years ago | Town Deal
Artist impression of Riverhead Square

Skills Fair returns to match youngsters with future employers

The annual Skills Fair returned this year, with over a thousand youngsters going along to meet with employers and education providers to find out about their options for the future. The event, which was organised by North East Lincolnshire Council, working with the Department for Work and Pensions, Franklin College, and Grimsby Institute for Further…

2 years ago | Business and investment
A photo of the skills fair