North East Lincolnshire Council

Health and wellbeing

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place this week. Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and highlight the importance of taking care of…

1 day ago
Bird keepers encouraged to register for disease alerts

People who keep poultry and other birds are being urged to sign up for disease alerts in case there’s a risk of bird flu as the autumn migration season approaches. North East Lincolnshire Council is advising people to register their…

5 days ago
Remember, remember to plan for the 5th of November

Are you organising a public bonfire or firework display in North East Lincolnshire this year? If so, North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding organisers that the Council, Humberside Fire and Rescue and other organisations need to be notified of public…

2 weeks ago
Will your workplace be top of the Cycle leader board?

Businesses and workplaces in north East Lincolnshire are set to compete for the top spot on the Love to Ride Cycle September challenge. The Cycle September campaign, which was launched last weekend at a Love to Ride event in Cleethorpes,…

2 weeks ago
DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k – can you help

More than 3,000 people will hit the streets of Great Grimsby at the end of the month for DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k and fun run. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to make sure…

2 months ago
Walking Rounders – new session

A NEW walking sport is coming to Grimsby in the form of rounders, aiming to get as many people as possible enjoying moderate exercise together. Lincs Inspire’s sports development team is launching a six-week walking rounder’s course on Tuesday, July…

2 months ago
Reading Well for Long Term Conditions

Lincs Inspire Libraries launches new scheme to support people living with long term conditions  AT a time when 26 million people in England are living with at least one long term condition(1), Lincs Inspire Libraries is today launching a national…

3 months ago
FIT TO PARTY 2 Charity Event

HAVE fun getting fit with your friends and come along to Lincs Inspire’s FIT TO PARTY 2 charity event at Grimsby Auditorium on Tuesday 6th June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. You can expect fun, fitness, flashing lights and a party…

4 months ago
Free HIV checks launched at clinics across the borough

Sexual health clinics across the borough will this week begin offering free HIV testing service for people within North East Lincolnshire. The service, operated by Positive Health in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council and Virgin Care, will be operated…

4 months 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…

5 months ago
Donation to cancer charity from council recycling scheme

The proceeds from a metal recycling scheme have been donated to the local branch of a national cancer charity. Myeloma UK was chosen to receive £5,000 being the surplus from the sale of recycled metal materials recovered following cremations. The scheme…

5 months ago
Cycle recycling project needs your unwanted bikes

Do you have a bike or any bike parts you’re looking to get rid of? North East Lincolnshire Council is running a scheme where young people from the Youth Offending Service repair old bikes and give them a new home.…

6 months 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.…

6 months ago
Keeping taxis smoke free

A campaign to keep taxis in North East Lincolnshire smoke free has seen the number of warnings issued fall by more than half in only two years. Members of the Council’s licensing and community protection committee have been leading on…

6 months ago
Dr Bike back on tour for 2017

The Cycle Hub, based at Grimsby Town Train Station, is going back on tour this year, with a number of Doctor Bike sessions planned across North East Lincolnshire. The popular sessions, which are to run between April and June, offer…

6 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
How do you feel about drug and alcohol misuse?

North East Lincolnshire Council are seeking the views of people in this area about drug and alcohol misuse. A short survey has been launched on the Council’s website to ask people about their perceptions of drug and alcohol misuse, and…

7 months ago
Phone ’n’ Ride users win using the service in December

Two lucky users of the Phone ‘n’ Ride service, Mrs Gwen Willbourn and Mrs Patricia Boagey, have both won £50 worth of Freshney Place shopping vouchers in the December voucher competition. Users are automatically entered into the competition when they…

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
A fresh start for those making a fresh start

Fed up of fragrance? Sick of smellies? Bored of bubble bath? If you’ve been given toiletries and other essentials and other essential bathroom items, Women’s Aid are asking if you’ll think about re-gifting them to people in need. The Christmas…

9 months ago
Funds to improve housing for people with learning disabilities

North East Lincolnshire Council has been awarded £650,000 from a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities. Cllr Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration, skills and housing at the Council, said: “We’re working with Develop NEL…

9 months ago
North East Lincolnshire Pharmacy Christmas opening times

Pharmacy opening times over Christmas can be accessed here. Over the festive period, pharmacies are not required to open on the following days: 25 December 2016 26 December 2016 27 December 2016 01 January 2017 02 January 2017 During this period, the…

9 months ago
Council votes to continue mortgage support

Older people in North East Lincolnshire are to get the offer  of  financial assistance to help with  interest-only mortgages. An extension to the Mortgage Breathing Space scheme, has been agreed  by members of North East Lincolnshire’s Cabinet . The existing…

9 months ago
Gearing-up for winter weather

North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE are geared up and ready to keep the roads moving this winter. Vehicles have been tested and a new delivery of salt is being made to bring the stockpile up to about…

10 months 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…

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
Hurrah for half term activities!

LINCS Inspire’s half term activities are a great way of getting active, making friends and having fun! Half term activities are being held on Wednesday, October 26 & Friday, October 28 at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. Each day is action-packed, with…

11 months ago
Season of sniffles: don’t risk catching the flu

People in North East Lincolnshire are being reminded to get their flu vaccinations over the coming weeks, ahead of the cooler weather setting in. Young children, pregnant women, older people and those with a long-term underlying health condition are especially…

11 months ago
How will you quit this Stoptober?

North East Lincolnshire Council are hosting events around the area to support smokers looking to quit this Stoptober. This month, the Public Health England 28 day Stoptober campaign will be encouraging smokers to stop smoking for good. It is the…

12 months ago
How will you quit this Stoptober?

North East Lincolnshire Council will host a number of events around the area to support smokers looking to quit this Stoptober. Throughout October, the Public Health England 28 day Stoptober campaign will be encouraging smokers to stop smoking for good.…

12 months ago
National Health Visitor Week

All this week is national Health Visitor Week and North East Lincolnshire Council’s health visitors, and family hubs will be delivering information and support across the borough. Those who wish to find out more information about health visitors are invited…

12 months ago
Memory Lane Group

IF you like to share memories and have a chat and a cuppa, the new ‘Memory Lane Group’ at Waltham Library could be for you. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month starting on Friday 30th…

12 months ago
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

North East Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with ENGIE, are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place between 19 to 25 September. Gas Safety Week hopes to raise awareness of gas safety and highlight the importance of taking…

1 year ago
GRIMSBY LOCAL SECURES INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Local Woman Claims National Prize for Festival of Learning Awards

Rachel West, aged 35, from Lincolnshire, has won the National Social Impact award sponsored by Workers Educational Association (WEA) at the Festival of Learning Awards, in Birmingham. The Festival of Learning Awards showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that individuals,…

1 year ago
FIT TO PARTY Charity Event

HAVE fun getting fit with your friends and come along to Lincs Inspire’s FIT TO PARTY charity event at Grimsby Auditorium on Tuesday 20 September from 6.30pm to 9pm. At this special one-off event, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society,…

1 year ago
Electronic cigarettes help local smokers quit smoking

Public Health staff have been working with two local organisations to support long term smokers to switch from smoking tobacco to e-cigarettes, reducing their risk of serious harm from smoking. North East Lincolnshire has one of the highest levels of…

1 year ago
How to keep baby safe when sleeping during hot weather

Due to the current hot weather, the LSCB has issued the following advice for parents around safe sleeping for babies. Although warm weather is something most of us enjoy, sadly it can also lead to an increase in child deaths…

1 year ago
Takeaway jumps from 1 to 4 in hygiene rating

A POPULAR takeaway has worked with North East Lincolnshire Council’s food health team to significantly improve its hygiene rating. Hy’s Palace takeaway on Fieldhouse Road, Humberston, was inspected in February and awarded a rating of 1 in the Food Hygiene…

1 year ago
Threads of the Past Project Proves a Great Success

THREADS of the Past was an innovative heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and delivered by Lincs Inspire’s Library Service and local textiles and mixed-media artist Nicky Dillerstone.  Thanks to National Lottery players, the project helped people in…

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
Superb Summer Pass For Youngsters

YOUNG people can have fun and keep active during the summer holidays for only £25 with Lincs Inspire’s Active Junior Pass. For a one-off payment, those aged 8 to 15 can make use of all of Lincs Inspire’s swimming pools,…

1 year ago
Women in North East Lincolnshire urged to have their smear tests as one in five do not attend

The latest statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have alarmingly revealed that more than one in five (21%) women aged 25-64 in North East Lincolnshire are not booking in and turning up to a smear test.…

1 year ago
Celebrate local healthcare with Health Action Week

Running from 13-17 June 2016, Health Action Week recognises the high quality health and social care that happens throughout our area on a daily basis. Health Action Week will be filled with dozens of activities and events where people can…

1 year ago
Changes to where bus passes are issued

Grimsby charity Centre4 and its partner Foresight have been awarded the contract to issue new and replacement bus passes on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council. This includes concessionary bus passes for elderly people, adults  and children with a disability…

1 year ago
Council to offer energy advice sessions ahead of scheme deadline

Council to offer energy advice sessions ahead of scheme deadline North East Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with ENGIE, is hosting a series of free energy advice sessions across the borough in May ahead of the Big Community Switch deadline. The…

1 year ago