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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
Summer cycling with Lincs Inspire

This summer Lincs Inspire, in partnership with Engie and NELC, are launching weekly leisure bike rides. Aiming to grow a choice of community-led rides, they have organised five group rides for all abilities, led by an experienced cyclist. Organisers hope…

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
Road closure information for Sunday’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

More than 4,000 runners are expected to take to the streets on the morning of Sunday 22 July 2018 for the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k race. Now in its third year, it’s a day for sporting celebrations but there will…

4 weeks ago
Survey reveals all about ‘our place’

The results of a survey from last year looking at all aspects of life in North East Lincolnshire have been published today. The Our Place, Our Future survey was put together by North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police and NHS…

2 months ago
Streets to get new marshals to stop drink-violence

Partygoers in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will notice another late-night presence on the streets after Pubwatch North East Lincolnshire won funding to deploy street marshals. The marshals will provide a patrol service in the town centre on key dates during the…

2 months ago
Local pubs to get new weapon in the battle against drunken violence

Pubs and clubs across North East Lincolnshire are set to get more help in the fight to stop alcohol-related violence in the area. Pubwatch North East Lincolnshire, working with North East Lincolnshire Council’s licensing and safer and stronger communities teams,…

3 months ago
Hospice donation from Council recycling scheme

North East Lincolnshire Council’s crematorium has donated the money raised from a metal recycling scheme to St. Andrew’s Hospice. St. Andrew’s Hospice was chosen to receive £5,000 being the surplus from the sale of recycled metal materials recovered following cremations. The…

3 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
Energy efficient heating for hundreds of homes

A number of homes in our area could get their heating systems revamped thanks to a new scheme. The scheme, which will offer qualifying residents the chance to upgrade from storage or room heaters, or solid fuel fires to A-rated…

4 months ago
Inclusive Sports Taster Day

AN Inclusive Sports Taster Day is being held on Wednesday 25th April at Grimsby Leisure Centre (Health & Wellbeing Centre) as part of Lincs Inspire’s Inspiring Lives programme, in conjunction with the Adult Learning Disability Service, Care Plus Group. The session, which runs…

4 months ago
Get your bike fixed for free as Dr Bike goes back on tour

Cyclists in North East Lincs will have the chance to get their bike fixed for free over the next few months thanks to The Cycle Hub. The Cycle Hub, based at Grimsby Town Train Station, is taking its popular Doctor…

5 months ago
Funding available to insulate your house

People in our area could be entitled to free home improvements to help make their home warmer and more energy efficient. North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council’s South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP) Eco Insulation Scheme have funding…

5 months ago
Council approves plans to expand residential care alternatives

Cabinet members of North East Lincolnshire Council this week approved plans to proposals to offer more extra care housing locally. Extra Care Housing is an alternative option for those considering residential care, offering greater independence to older and less able…

5 months ago
Your chance to stay fit, bike to work and win prizes – it’s ride to work week

Ride to work week is here! The annual friendly competition between workplaces and employees to cycle to work will start on Monday 12 March. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and Love to Ride, is once again…

6 months ago
Learn to fix your bike for free

Cyclists in North East Lincolnshire will soon get the chance to learn how to carry out basic cycle maintenance through a series of free workshops over the coming months. Delivered by the Grimsby Cycle Hub and supported by the Council…

7 months ago
Ropes, Hammers & Tyres

Ropes, Hammers & Tyres sessions with Wayne will take place at King George V Stadium on Thursdays from 9.30am to 10.15am starting on 1st February. The sessions, which are free to Lincs Inspire subscription members and £4.80 per session for…

7 months ago
Tai Chi at Scartho Library

Lincs Inspire’s Sports Development Team are now holding an evening Tai Chi session at Scartho Library. The sessions are part of Lincs Inspire’s programme of low intensity exercise classes and run every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and cost £3…

7 months ago
Tai Chi at Immingham Swimming Pool

Lincs Inspire’s Sports Development Team are now holding a Tai Chi sessions at Immingham Swimming Pool. The sessions are part of Lincs Inspire’s programme of low intensity exercise classes and run on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and cost £3…

7 months ago
Walking Netball at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre

LINCS Inspire has launched a new Walking Netball session at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre on Mondays from 10am to 11am. Walking Netball is netball, but at a walking pace. Anyone can play, regardless of ability or fitness level. The session costs…

7 months ago
Find out if you could benefit from home improvement grants

Savvy people in North East Lincolnshire could see their home improvements paid for or subsidised by government funding pots. The funding is available to tackle a variety of home improvement projects with the aim of making homes warmer and more…

7 months ago
Energy efficient heating for hundreds of homes

145 homes are to get their heating facilities revamped through a new scheme being offered by the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Qualifying residents that currently rely on storage heaters, room heaters and…

7 months ago
Free support for your New Year health kick

Find free support for your New Year health kick at a series of drop in sessions with North East Lincolnshire Council’s Wellbeing service. The team has set up a series of drop in events across North East Lincolnshire between 8…

7 months ago
Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas and the New Year

NHS England has confirmed the dates and times that pharmacies throughout North East Lincolnshire will be open over the Christmas and New Year period. Click here to view the times.  

8 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
Are you pre-drinking yourself into a world of problems?

People are being warned not to pre-drink alcohol following research highlighting the dangers posed by the culture of drinking before going out. The Council’s licensing team, working in partnership with Safer and Stronger Communities, issued advice to local people to…

9 months ago
Partnership sees results at Riverhead

A multi-agency operation to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour and drinking around Grimsby’s Riverhead has seen initial success following the first few weeks of patrols. Joint patrols by North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE, Humberside Police and Foundations…

9 months ago
Don’t put off the flu vaccination – protect yourself and others this winter

It’s that time of year when we start to share those cold and flu viruses amongst our family, friends and colleagues and it’s important that those most at risk protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination. North East…

10 months ago
Gas safety: Funding available for minor essential works

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and Gas Safe, are offering free gas safety checks and minor essential works to households across the borough. The work is being done to help combat carbon monoxide poisoning which affects…

10 months ago
Now’s the time for Yorkshire and Humber smokers to quit as success rate rises

There has never been a better time to quit smoking according to new data which shows quitting success rates at their highest for a decade. The figures have been published ahead of this year’s Stoptober – now in its sixth…

11 months ago
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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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,…

12 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

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
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…

1 year 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.…

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
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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

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
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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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.…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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,…

2 years 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,…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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,…

2 years 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.…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago