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Bin wagons get makeover for foster carer celebrations

REFUSE vehicles in North East Lincolnshire are sporting a new livery from this week. Residents in North East Lincolnshire will be able to spot the vehicles, which are used to collect around 3,000 tonnes of household waste each month, driving around North East Lincolnshire this week. The new design is aimed at encouraging more residents…

1 day ago | Children and families
A photo of the bin wagon side

Foster carers celebrated at Foster Carer Fortnight

With Foster Carer Fortnight starting this week, North East Lincolnshire Council is celebrating the stories behind it’s foster carers. To mark the national milestone, the Council has planned activities throughout the two-week period, including a coffee morning for foster carers, recruitment drop-in sessions across the borough, and a Facebook Q&A session for those interested in…

2 days ago | Children and families
The logo for the fostering service

GTFC to be first foster-friendly business in the area

GRIMSBY Town Football Club have become the first business in North East Lincolnshire to sign-up to the Council’s new foster-friendly scheme. The scheme encourages businesses in our area to sign-up to support employees who are also foster carers. Foster carers provide homes for vulnerable children and young people. Many of these young people  need support…

3 weeks ago | Children and families
A photo of GTFC Chairman, Jason Stockwood, receiving the Fostering-Friendly Business kitemark from Director of Children's Services at North East Lincolnshire Council, Ann-Marie Matson.

Find out more about how to get into childcare and childminding

FREE sessions have been arranged to offer local people an opportunity to find out more about childminding. The two virtual sessions will offer advice and guidance on how to get set up as a childminder, look at support that’s available, and find out more about the role. Childminders offer professional home-from-home childcare and early education,…

1 month ago | Adult skills

Vulnerable children get Easter donation

FORTY Easter eggs have been donated to local vulnerable people by supermarket, Morrisons. For the second year in a row, Morrisons on Laceby Road, Grimsby, has donated chocolate eggs to children living in the care of the Council.   Last year, the supermarket offered over twenty eggs to those young people living in Children’s Homes…

1 month ago | Children and families
A photo of Morrisons supermarket staff with their chocolate Easter egg donation

Supporters visit Horizon Youth Zone site

A “stand on the land” event took place on the site of what will be the new Horizon Youth Zone located in Grimsby town centre in the former West Haven Maltings and Migar House buildings. Key supporters including Cornerstone and Founder Patrons, and Horizon Youth Zone board members, were invited onto the construction site to…

2 months ago | Children and families
A photo of some of the Horizon Youth Zone Construction

Allocation of secondary school places for September 2024

Parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September have been notified of their child’s school place allocation decision. A total of 1957 applications were received for children living in North East Lincolnshire by the published closing date. Of those 91.01% were offered their first preference school, 5.37% were…

2 months ago | Children and families