North East Lincolnshire Council

Environment and community safety

UK leadership in Renewable Energy being discussed as catalyst for growth in post-Brexit economy

Following the announcement from North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) of plans to regenerate the Greater Grimsby area, with a multi-million pound investment drive, some of the country’s biggest and most influential energy officials – drawn from central government to large…

1 week ago
Freshney Green Travel Planning project enters the final stages

The final stage of a project offering free personalised travel plans to people living on the Freshney Green Estate will begin at the end of September. The Residential Planning Project launched by North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with…

1 week ago
Will you become one of North East Lincolnshire’s army of savvy energy switchers?

North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting the borough’s households to join an army of energy switchers by signing up to the latest round of the Big Community Switch. The scheme offers people the chance to have energy companies bid for…

4 weeks ago
Environment Agency tests flood sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

The Environment Agency is conducting its annual test of the flood sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes on Friday 25 August. Installed in 2007, the 18 sirens help warn over 25,000 households and local businesses of imminent tidal flooding. The siren…

4 weeks ago
Flood siren testing in North East Lincolnshire

The Environment Agency will be carrying out flood siren testing this Friday (Friday 25 August 2017) from 10am to 12noon.   For more information on the flood siren testing, visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/.

4 weeks ago
Cleethorpes flood defence improvement works completed

A £1.5m flood defence project which will protect businesses at the northern end of the North Promenade in Cleethorpes has recently been completed on time and budget. Kamen Kalchev, coastal advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “We were happy to…

1 month ago
Free energy awareness training available for professionals

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and ENGIE, are hosting free energy awareness training sessions for professionals working with vulnerable and fuel poor households. The course aims to give professionals the knowledge to support…

1 month ago
Transport 2050 Raffle Draw

Check out the results of the Transport 2050 event prize draw. All prizes must be claimed by 31st August 2017. Transport 2050 Raffle Winners (PDF)

2 months ago
Council welcomes greater investment in battery technology

Councillor David Watson, portfolio holder for the environment, has responded to a government announcement about greater research into battery technology and changes to the energy industry. The announcement on Monday by Business Secretary Greg Clark unveiled a huge investment in…

2 months ago
Dr Bike servicing returns ahead of the summer

Grimsby’s Cycle Hub is once again set to host a number of the popular ‘Doctor Bike’ sessions across the region in the coming months. The sessions, which offer free bicycle health check-ups, will run from August to October at venues…

2 months ago
Borough hosts Humber Hotspot workshop

A workshop to explore proposals to establish a heat network ‘hotspot’ in North East Lincolnshire has been hailed a success, according to Council Leader Ray Oxby. The Council hosted a delegation from Sweden at a Humber Hotspot at Grimsby Town…

2 months ago
Littlecoates Allotment Notice

The Lister Street entrance to Littlecoates allotment site will be closed this evening from 9pm. Allotment owners will be able to gain access to the site again tomorrow morning. The Council and its regeneration partner ENGIE would like to apologise…

2 months ago
Council to support National Clean Air Day

North East Lincolnshire Council is to support the first ever National Clean Air Day (NCAD), on Thursday 15 June 2017. The national event will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across UK cities run events, and encourage local people to…

3 months ago
Bird keepers reminded to get registered

North East Lincolnshire Council Trading Standards officers are reminding members of the public that own birds or poultry to register with the local authority for updates on the threat of bird flu in the future. The warning comes after several…

4 months ago
There’s still time to switch and save

The latest round of the Big Community Switch has launched and there is still time to sign up and save money. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is reminding residents there is still time to switch with…

5 months ago
Works start on flood defences to protect the Northern Promenade in Cleethorpes

Works start on flood defences to protect the Northern Promenade in Cleethorpes £1.5 Million has been secured from the Environment Agency to replace the timber groyne (breakwater) at the northern end of the North Promenade, next to Wonderland. Work will…

5 months ago
Don’t get caught out with your gas appliances

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is urging residents to check all gas appliances every year by a Gas Safe approved engineer. The call comes following funding from Foundations Independent Living trust to raise awareness and highlight…

5 months ago
Sign up for this year’s garden waste collection service from 1 March

The council’s waste team is inviting residents to sign-up or renew their subscription for this years’ garden waste service from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 March). The charge for collecting garden waste is just £35 per bin for 22 fortnightly collections between…

7 months ago
Footpath upgrade for Cleethorpes

A footpath in Cleethorpes will undergo improvement works over the next few weeks. Work will start on Monday 27 February in Albert Road, Cleethorpes, to replace the existing concrete flagstone footway with a buff flagstone, matching the recently installed flagstone…

7 months ago
Council hosts further heat network sessions for businesses

Figures from across the private and public sector are being invited to attend a Council-led drop-in session on clean energy sources for heating next week. In response to requests from businesses who could not attend the sessions held at the…

7 months ago
Local authorities work together to combat fuel poverty

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and North Lincolnshire Council, is once again supporting National Energy Action’s (NEA) Warm Homes Campaign this year.   Working as part of the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP), the Council…

7 months ago
Footpath improvements on link between Garden Street and Grimsby Train Station

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, started footway improvement works to the footpath which links Garden Street and Grimsby train station on Monday 13 February 2017. The works, which are expected to take about five weeks, include…

7 months ago
Businesses invited to find out more about green energy options

Commercial and industrial businesses are being invited to attend a Council-led briefing session about clean energy sources for heating next week. The briefing session will be held at the Innovation Centre, Europarc on Wednesday 15 February 2017 and will open…

7 months ago
Council goes green with electric vehicle fleet

North East Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with ENGIE, has this week taken delivery of 11 new Nissan eNV200 electric vehicles, forming part of its fleet covering security and neighbourhood operations. The vehicles, which are more cost effective and are expected…

7 months ago
Less than a week to go before the money saving deadline

Residents hoping to sign up to a scheme that could save them money on their energy bills have less than one week to go until the 13 February deadline. The Big Community Switch, a national scheme supported by North East…

7 months ago
Home Energy team supporting you this winter

North East Lincolnshire Council working in partnership with ENGIE is urging residents to keep warm this winter with support available from the Home Energy team. This winter a number of schemes are available to residents to help improve heating their…

8 months ago
Don’t suffer this winter with a bad boiler

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is urging residents not to suffer in the cold this winter. Qualifying residents will be able to receive a new boiler, and get assistance with heating and insulation through the boiler…

8 months ago
Avian flu confirmed at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. For more information on this case, click here to see the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural…

8 months ago
Tidal surge round up

The emergency rooms at North East Lincolnshire Council were mobilised for the first time this year last week ahead of potential tidal flooding in coastal areas. The indication from the Environment  Agency had been that parts of Immingham, Grimsby and…

8 months ago
Still time to save with latest round of the Big Community Switch

North East Lincolnshire Council working in partnership with ENGIE is reminding people not to miss out on a scheme offering residents the chance to cut the cost of their energy bills. The Big Community Switch, which has saved more than…

8 months ago
Make sure you are prepared for when winter bites!

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE is reminding residents to take care during the winter months when driving in icy and snowy conditions. Wintery conditions can create a number of additional challenges for motorists compared to driving…

8 months ago
A brighter, sustainable future for council energy bills

AS part of a pilot project to reduce the council’s energy bills and carbon emissions, Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels have been fitted to the roof at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. The project is being led by energy experts and council partner…

10 months ago
Streets now lit by low energy bulbs

A PROGRAMME of works to upgrade the borough’s street lamps with more cost effective LED lights has been completed. North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE started to replace the area’s traditional street lights with new state-of-the-art LED lights…

10 months ago
Changes to recycling collections

From 28 November, recycling box collection in North East Lincolnshire will change from weekly to fortnightly. The move to weekly dry recycling collection in 2013 has not achieved the expected increase in recycling, and moving the service back to fortnightly…

10 months ago
Have you registered for cold weather alerts?

Residents in North East Lincolnshire are being advised to sign up for cold weather alerts from the Met Office following last year’s strong winds and heavy rain. The cold weather health watch is aimed at giving local people advanced warning…

10 months ago
Huge turbine parts wind their way through borough

OVER 60 abnormal loads are due to travel through North East Lincolnshire between November 1 and December 9. Huge wind turbine parts will be carried from Immingham Docks to Bishopthorpe Wind Farm on trailers ranging from an impressive 16.5m to…

11 months ago
Major project to protect Cleethorpes beach gets the green light

Cabinet have today approved a project to help protect the beach and flood defences at the north end of Cleethorpes. £750,000 has been secured from the Environment Agency to replace the timber groyne (breakwater) at the northern end of the…

11 months ago
Have your say on crime and anti-social behaviour

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking the public to contribute to a short survey which looks at current crime and anti-social behaviour in the neighbourhood. This annual survey allows residents of North East Lincolnshire to share their views on where…

1 year ago
Bus service advice & Transport Plan Consultation – Thursday 1st September 9am to 4pm (Riverhead Bus Station)

Bus and rail travellers in North East Lincolnshire will have the opportunity to raise transport issues and pick up a timetable at the regular public transport surgery held at the Riverhead, Grimsby, on Thursday 1 September 2016 from 9am to…

1 year ago
Road Safety improvements on Trinity road completed after local residents campaign

North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE have completed a series of road safety improvements at a busy junction in Cleethorpes. Improvements have been made to the junction of Trinity Road and Highgate following calls to make the road…

1 year ago
Flood siren testing planned in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Annual testing of the Environment Agency’s flood sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be carried out next week. The 18 sirens, installed in 2007, help warn more than 25,000 households and local businesses of imminent tidal flooding from the Humber.…

1 year ago
Staying Safe with Pokemon Go

With the release of the newest gaming craze, Pokémon Go, North East Lincolnshire Council in partnership with YPSS are issuing safety tips for the young (and the young at heart) playing the game. Pokémon Go is a augmented reality game,…

1 year ago
Begging operation in town centre areas

A multi-agency initiative to address issues of street begging which have been affecting the town centre areas of Grimsby and Cleethorpes launches today. Officers of North East Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police are working with a number of agencies involved…

1 year ago
Tree-mendous improvement to Victoria Street vista

TREES have been planted in the marble planters along Victoria Street’s pedestrianised area, as part of the on-going improvements to Grimsby town centre. The new trees complete the project to freshen up Victoria Street which has seen the following  works take place: Installation of railings…

1 year ago
On the road to greener vehicles

PLANS to replace some of North East Lincolnshire Council’s fleet with electric vehicles moved up a gear this week. As part of its commitment to deliver sustainable, low carbon transport solutions and help improve local air quality, the council received…

1 year ago
Major water leak on Kings Road, Cleethorpes

An emergency road closure has been put in place on Kings Road, Cleethorpes due to a major water leak which has happened in the last hour. The closure affects access to the Golf Club, Pleasure Island and Thorpe Park. A…

1 year ago
New laws to tackle legal highs to be implemented Forcewide

New laws to tackle legal highs to be implemented Forcewide: Psychoactive Substances Act comes in to effect on Thursday 26 May New legislation on legal highs (New Psychoactive Substances) is set to be launched on 26 May 2016. The Psychoactive…

1 year ago
Corporation Road Bridge closed for routine checks on Tuesday

Grimsby’s landmark Corporation Road Bridge will be closed to traffic for a routine check-up from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday 10 May. Pedestrians and cyclists will generally be able to cross the bridge apart from when it is lifted. The…

1 year ago