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Family fun at the East Marsh summer fayre

The East Marsh summer fayre is back, boasting more family fun than ever. Together for East Marsh, East Marsh United and a Walk in the Park are spearheading the annual event. The summer fayre will be held at Grant Thorald…

6 days ago
Young Carers Residential to build on past success

Young carers across our area have this week been given a rare opportunity to relax and have fun, following on from last year’s successful residential break. The popular 2-day camping break for young people who spend much of their time…

7 days ago
School holidays: How to tell if a children’s club is genuine

With the summer holidays now in full swing, lots of parents will be looking for activities to keep their children occupied. The good news is that there are lots of great clubs and activities in North East Lincolnshire for youngsters…

2 weeks ago
How to keep baby safe when sleeping during hot weather

In response to the heatwave that has hit our region over recent days, the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has re-issued advice for parents on keeping their baby safe when they are sleeping. Although warm weather is something most of…

3 weeks ago
Urgent appeal for adoption and foster carers

Children in your community urgently need your help. Whether you are interested in fostering or adoption, North East Lincolnshire Council’s friendly and experienced teams will support you through the process. Foster caring is a challenging but rewarding career. Foster carers…

1 month ago
Notification of Ofsted inspection of Education Services in relation to SEND

North East Lincolnshire has received notification of a Local Area Inspection for SEND. Ofsted/CQC will arrive on Monday 2 July 2018. This inspection will evaluate North East Lincolnshire’s effectiveness in: identifying the needs of children and young people who have…

2 months ago
Young minds do matter in North East Lincolnshire

Children and young people in North East Lincolnshire will benefit from an improved service supporting their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The new service, called Young Minds Matter, has been commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire…

3 months ago
Five million pound school transformation reaches half-way mark

A major transformation of a former Cleethorpes Secondary School site into the new home for Bursar Primary Academy has reached the half-way stage. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, started the second phase of the refurbishment of…

5 months ago
Council needs your views on new Play Streets project

North East Lincolnshire Council wants to hear people’s views on plans for a pilot Play Streets scheme. Between now and the end of April, the Council is consulting on proposals where neighbours can close their streets to through traffic at…

5 months ago
Are you caring for someone else’s child?

Are you looking after someone else’s child? Perhaps you’re caring for the son or daughter of a friend or family member. If this is the case, you may need to contact the Council. The law states that any person caring…

5 months ago
Youth Parliament campaigns to create web tool for young people

UK Youth Parliament members have today announced plans to work on creating a new web resource for young people, to equip future generations with a ‘curriculum for life’. The announcement follows the UK Youth Parliament debate in the House of…

7 months ago
Harry Potter Quiz Night

CALLING all Hogwarts fans! To celebrate Harry Potter Night 2018 Lincs Inspire Libraries will once again be holding a Harry Potter Quiz Night at each of their libraries from 6pm to 7pm on Thursday 1st February. The Sorting Hat has…

7 months ago
Council gains White Ribbon accreditation

North East Lincolnshire Council has been awarded white ribbon status after helping to raise awareness of domestic abuse. The accreditation award follows an ongoing campaign, launched last year and supported by the Council, combating domestic abuse, and is in recognition…

8 months ago
YOU could be eligible for free childcare

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Families First Information Service is encouraging people to find out if they are eligible for 30 hours free childcare. The Department for Education has pledged further funding for childcare hours for 3 and 4 year olds…

9 months ago
Local youngster debates in the House of Commons

North East Lincolnshire’s UK Youth Parliament Member got the opportunity to take part in a debate in the House of Commons last week. Local Deputy Member for UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) Max Kerrigan visited parliament earlier in November to join…

9 months ago
Heritage Centre to host creepy crawlies safari this weekend

Families across the borough will get the chance to celebrate Halloween by getting their hands on some creepy crawlies this weekend with Lion Learners UK. People with children are being invited to visit the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to meet…

10 months ago
Half Term Holiday Ideas

HALF TERM holiday activity booklets, jam-packed with ideas for both children and adults, are available from Lincs Inspire leisure centres and libraries. Included are fully supervised sports days at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Oasis Academy Immingham, New Waltham Academy, Bradley Football…

10 months ago
Parents urged to keep Council up-to-date on who is caring for their child

North East Lincolnshire Council’s children’s social care services have issued a reminder to parents across the borough about keeping the local authority updated on who is looking after their child. The reminder is part of an annual campaign to raise…

11 months ago
Pop Up Poets in Lincs Inspire Libraries

NORTH East Lincolnshire has a wealth of talented local authors and Lincs Inspire Libraries is giving residents the opportunity to meet and discover their work during Libraries Week in October. Rebecca Mascull will be talking about her latest book -…

11 months ago
Discover Something New In Your Library

CELEBRATE Libraries Week by discovering the range of things you can do at your Lincs Inspire Library from 9 – 14 October.   As well as a packed programme of weekly activities, Lincs Inspire Libraries has organised a number of…

11 months ago
Skills Hub to host open day for all

Freeman Street’s new  Skills Hub will be hosting an open day later this week to showcase the opportunities on offer for courses running over the summer and starting in September. The Skills Hub, which opened its doors last month, provides…

1 year ago
Join the Animal Agents at your local library this summer

THIS summer children are being invited to meet a bunch of crime-busting creatures as part of Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. Children can sign-up at a Lincs Inspire Library where they can solve mysteries, picking up clues as…

1 year ago
Cycle Skills Sessions This Summer

WHETHER your child is just starting out or you would like them to be able to ride their bike more safely – there is a cycle skills session for your child this summer with Lincs Inspire.   Lincs Inspire’s Sports…

1 year ago
Sizzling Summer of Fun

PLAN an active and fun-filled summer holiday with Lincs Inspire. The local charity has launched its biggest summer programme to date with football courses, discos, dance classes and arts and crafts sessions among some of the children’s activities throughout July,…

1 year ago
Keeping children safe – what to look for in summer holiday clubs

Do you know what to look for when choosing activity clubs for children during the school holidays? North East Lincolnshire Council is giving advice to parents and carers on what checks to make so they can be assured that holiday…

1 year ago
How safe are your fidget spinners?

North East Lincolnshire Council’s trading standards team are reminding shoppers to make thorough checks when buying fidget spinners. Fidget Spinners are the latest must-have toy craze for children and while many are probably safe, there is rising concern among regulators…

1 year ago
Drowning Prevention Week 2017

IN support of Drowning Prevention Week 2017 (16-26 June), local school children are being invited to make a splash by taking part in free water safety sessions or school assemblies, delivered by Lincs Inspire; a registered charity committed to inspiring…

1 year ago
Half Term Activities

KEEP the kids entertained this half term with our fantastically fun-filled sports, leisure and cultural activities. Lincs Inspire’s half term activities are a great way of getting active, making friends and having fun! Activities are held on Wednesdays and Fridays…

1 year ago
Rare opportunity to view the original Grimsby’s Havelock Seal

THERE will be a unique opportunity to view the original Grimsby’s Havelock Seal as well as rare local history and archive resources held in the Library and Archive Collections in Grimsby on Wednesday 10th May from 10am to 2pm at…

1 year ago
Fostering Fortnight 2017 #FCF17 – Foster Care Transforms Lives

North East Lincolnshire Council is proud to support this year’s Fostering Fortnight, May 8-21. Fostering Fortnight is an annual campaign by The Fostering Network to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care can transform lives. Nationally,…

1 year ago
Together for East Marsh to host Easter fair

East Marsh residents will this month be treated to an Easter fair egg-stravaganza, with lots of activities planned for all the family. The East Marsh Easter fair has been organised by partnership initiative Together for East marsh, which was set…

1 year ago
Youth orchestra concert to celebrate arts council grant

North East Lincolnshire’s youth orchestra is celebrating being awarded a grant of £15,000 from the Arts Council England with a huge concert. The youth orchestra, working in partnership with the North East Lincolnshire Music Hub, and the Music and Performing…

1 year ago
Easter fun at Grimsby Top Town Market

Grimsby Top Town Market will be hosting an Easter fun day event this Saturday, with lots of fun for all the family to enjoy. The fun day, which will take place at Grimsby’s Top Town Market on Saturday 8 April…

1 year ago
Public Health England campaign launches in North East Lincolnshire to improve breastfeeding rates

A Public Health England campaign seeking to help expectant parents to adopt healthy behaviours is being launched in North East Lincolnshire this week. The Start4Life programme operated by PHE has unveiled a new interactive Breast Feeding Friend (BFF) chat bot.…

1 year ago
LGBT Adoption And Fostering week – 6-12 March 2017

North East Lincolnshire Council is urging the local LGBT community to consider fostering and adoption during the annual LGBT fostering and adoption week, 6-12 March 2017. The decision to become an adopter or foster carer is one of the biggest…

1 year ago
Superhero Challenge

HOW much do you know about Marvel and DC? Do you have the co-ordination and brains of a superhero? Come and find out at Lincs Inspire Library’s Superhero Challenge. The challenge will feature a series of rounds to confound any budding…

2 years ago
Harry Potter Quiz Night

CALLING all Hogwarts fans! To celebrate Harry Potter Night on Thursday 2nd February Lincs Inspire libraries will once again be holding a Harry Potter Quiz Night. Each Lincs Inspire library will become one of the Houses of Hogwarts for a…

2 years ago
Polar Cubs & Bears Christmas Ice Parties

COME along in your finest festive outfit and join us for fun and games at the Polar Cubs and Polar Bears Christmas parties at Grimsby Leisure Centre’s ice rink on Friday 16 December. Polar Cubs will party from 9.30am to…

2 years ago
Council to support white ribbon campaign

North East Lincolnshire Council is supporting the White Ribbon Campaign- a national movement aiming to stop domestic abuse against women. Domestic abuse in the UK affects about 1.2 million women every year, costing the country’s economy £36.7 billion. In 2014/15…

2 years ago
Visit the Christmas lantern building workshop

Come along to the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre this weekend to build your own lantern for the Christmas event parade. Hourly lantern making workshops will run from 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturday 19 November. Sessions cost £2…

2 years ago
New brand for young people launched

This month will see the launch of an exciting new brand for young people across North East Lincolnshire. The ‘ican’ brand will aim to offer a place for young people to find out about the things that matter to them…

2 years ago
Annual consultation for North East Lincolnshire’s school admission arrangements for the academic year 2018-2019

Choosing a school for your child is one the most important decisions a parent or carer can make. North East Lincolnshire Council is consulting on the proposed school admission arrangements for the 2018-2019 school year for admission into: • Reception…

2 years ago
Pause project aims to reduce the number of children taken into care

North East Lincolnshire will benefit from a £6.8 million government investment in a charity that aims to reduce the number of children taken into care. The Department for Education has awarded the charity Pause £6.8 million to expand the work…

2 years ago
Halloween activities in leisure centres!

CHILDREN in North East Lincolnshire are guaranteed to have a spooky and fun-packed October half term with a host of sports, leisure and cultural activities conjured up by Lincs Inspire! Children can get into the Halloween spirit at Grimsby Leisure…

2 years ago
Lantern-lights and Fish-fun at Fishing Heritage for half term

Special offer for half term week at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre The Gallery café at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is offering something special this October half term. From Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October, for parents and carers who bring…

2 years ago
Light up the room this half term

Looking for something to do this half term? Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is hosting lantern building workshops for children from 5 years and over. Spend an hour making your lantern ready to take it to the Big Christmas Event and…

2 years ago
Light up the room this half term

Looking for something to do this half term? Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is hosting lantern building workshops for children from 5 years and over. Spend an hour making your lantern ready to take it to the Big Christmas Event and…

2 years ago
Call for infant feeding peer support volunteers

North East Lincolnshire Council is currently looking for mums or grandparents who have successfully breastfed their babies to provide information and support to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Volunteers are being recruited to become Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. All volunteers undergo…

2 years ago
Nominations open for UK Youth Parliament candidates

Nominations are now open for the next North East Lincolnshire UK Youth Parliament member and deputy member positions. The UK Youth Parliament aims to ensure that young people in the UK are given a voice on major issues that affect…

2 years ago
Breastfeeding Welcome

The Infant feeding team has been working hard at recruiting more businesses and venues to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme. Another five stores have now joined the scheme: New Look, Waterstones, T.K.Maxx and Topshop Freshney Place Shopping Centre in Grimsby and…

2 years ago
Music group returns with ensembles for all ages

North East Lincolnshire’s Music and Performing Arts Service (MaPAS) are set to offer local youngsters even more music and performing arts opportunities for the forthcoming school term. The service, which traditionally organises workshops and groups for young people to encourage…

2 years ago
Shake, Rattle & Read Sessions

COME along to a Lincs Inspire Library to shake, rattle and read! The fun-filled classes combine reading and exercise and are aimed at pre-school children and their parents and cost £2 for first child & £1 for every additional child.…

2 years ago
Children and Young People Now Awards 2016

North East Lincolnshire Council’s team of Early Years Practitioners have been shortlisted for a national award for their work to encourage development of more than 1400 local children. The Children and Young People Now (CYP Now) “Early Years” award is…

2 years ago
Could you short break foster?

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking residents could you provide a well needed break for families bringing up children with disabilities? Short break foster carers provide families looking after children with disabilities a well needed break from caring for their…

2 years ago
Build A Model Chocolate Factory

COME along to Lincs Inspire libraries, imagine your Willy Wonka and help to build a model chocolate factory to display in the library. The sessions, which cost £1 per child to attend, will run from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on the…

2 years ago
Small Friendly Animals

COME and meet some small friendly animals brought to you by Zoolab including one or two from James and the Giant Peach. The animals will include a snake, tarantula, a giant millipede and a giant snail. Some of the animals…

2 years ago
Circus Skills & Giant Ears!

HAVE you ever fancied trying your hand at some circus skills? Well now’s your chance at Lincs Inspire Libraries Big Friendly Giant Event! The Earthbound Misfits will be giving young people the opportunity to try out circus skills such as…

2 years ago
North East Lincolnshire 30 hours free childcare survey

North East Lincolnshire welcomes a national move from September 2017 that sees the majority of working parents of three and four years olds eligible for 30 hours of free childcare per week. The move will ensure that there is more…

2 years ago
Starting Well family fun day – 31 May, 12-5pm

North East Lincolnshire Council in partnership with Lincs Inspire, North East Lincolnshire CCG and the Grimsby Telegraph will be holding the second Starting Well family fun day on Tuesday, 31 May between 12 and 5pm at Grant Thorold Park, Grimsby.…

2 years ago
Foster Care Fortnight: Time to Foster, Time to Care

To mark foster care fortnight, May 16-29, North East Lincolnshire Council is asking all residents who have ever considered fostering that the time to care is now and now is the time to foster. Every twenty minutes across the UK…

2 years ago
Youth Orchestra’s ‘Endangered Species’ event to highlight rare instruments

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) are hosting an event to showcase instruments that are largely considered ‘endangered species’ or difficult to find in most orchestral groups.  The open event, which will be held on Saturday…

2 years ago
The Youth Health Champions award

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young People’s Support Services (YPSS), in partnership with the Developing Healthier Communities team, are celebrating the success of two groups of elective home educated (EHE) young people, who are being awarded their level 2 qualification in…

2 years ago