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Environment and community safety

Grimsby and Cleethorpes flood sirens to be decommissioned

The Environment Agency’s modern and free Flood Warning Service has proved so effective that sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes are to be decommissioned. More than 80% of the 33,000 properties at risk of flooding in the area now receive advanced warnings through the direct-messaging service, making the old sirens redundant. The towns’ 18 flood sirens…

2 months ago | Environment and community safety

Parents urged ahead of Christmas: “Save your children from video game loot box gambling”

Councillors are warning parents about in-game gambling ahead of a Christmas when many children will be unwrapping new video games and games consoles on Christmas day. Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and young people, and Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, have issued…

2 months ago | Environment and community safety

Get into your stride this Walk to School Week

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, marked the start of Walk to School Week today (Monday 5 October) with Broadway Day Care. Children at Broadway Day Care, one of the local nurseries taking part in Walk to School Week, were joined by road safety officers at ENGIE and construction workers from PBS…

4 months ago | Children and families

Covid-19 seminar held for local places of worship

A webinar about COVID-19 was hosted by North East Lincolnshire Council last week for representatives of local places of worship. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more places are becoming able to reopen whilst following Government guidance. Places of worship in our area are no different, with some opening their doors to limited numbers and with…

5 months ago | Children and families

COVID support team now in place

COVID Support Assistants have officially started their work this week to encourage people and businesses to follow COVID guidance. Members of the twelve-strong team completed their training earlier this week and are now walking the streets of North East Lincolnshire offering advice on COVID safety measures. On their first day on the job earlier this…

5 months ago | Environment and community safety

Sanitiser station used as ashtray by member of the public

A Councillor has expressed his disappointment following an incident in which a public sanitiser station in Cleethorpes was used as an ashtray by a member of the public. Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “I’m disappointed to see this happening in our resort. “Sadly this…

6 months ago | Environment and community safety