North East Lincolnshire Council

You said, we did

We are now providing some extra feedback on the impact of our surveys and consultations. On this page we will let you know what we have done as a result of consultations.

We are not always able to take on board all of the suggestions put forward and sometimes we may need to do some further work to make things happen, but on this page you will be kept up to date with how these things are going. To see the findings for each consultation go to our Past consultations page.

We were looking at reviewing our PSPO which provides police the power to control the consumption of alcohol across seven North East Lincolnshire wards.

You said…

You didn’t think that it had reduced street drinking but you asked us to keep it.

We did…

We renewed the PSPO.

We had to reduce the library service to make sure it was affordable. The only way we could do this was to close on evenings, some lunchtime closures and one day at each library throughout the week.

You said…

You said to close all libraries on a Monday…but also that the library service should be kept 6 days a week should all libraries be suggested to close on any one day (e.g all to close on Monday).

We did…

  • Grimsby Monday or Wednesday (We closed on Monday)
  • Cleethorpes Monday or Wednesday  (We closed on Friday)
  • Immingham Monday or Wednesday (We closed on Wednesday)
  • Waltham Monday or Friday. (We closed on Monday)

We wanted to ask you about the proposed general waste reduction and the impact it would have if it was implemented.

You said…

General Waste:

  • You said you were against three weekly collections.
  • You said you were against reducing the bin size

We did…

We have not moved to three weekly collections and the bin size has not been reduced.

You said…

You highlighted impact to you around:

  • Being unable to wheel the bin out
  • Having more waste due to disability
  • Having more waste due to maternity
  • Having more waste due to family size
  • Having to wait three weeks for a collection – health concerns

We did…

We have made sure that those in larger families, those with disability, those with children in nappies can be assessed for flexibility in their service i.e a larger bin is supplied. Those unable to wheelie their bin out can be placed on an assisted collection.

You said…

You said that your recycling boxes were often stolen and the charge on the boxes was the cause for this.

We did…

We are now offering up to three free recycling boxes per year for those that have had their boxes stolen or damaged.

You said…

You said that you wanted a single large mixed recycling bin

You said that you wanted lids for your recycling boxes

You said that you were interested in a food, Textile, and Waste Electrical Equipment kerbside recycling facility.

We did…

We are currently looking at replacing a number of vehicles within the council’s fleet which have been in operation for the past nine years.

But while doing so, it has also given us the chance to look at what we will need as we look at new ways we can facilitate people recycling at home.

In terms of our recycling and waste collection vehicles, we need to make sure we get things right, as the current three-box recycling system may well have seen its day.

We have to look into the future and see whether these vehicles will suit the implementation of a better recycling scheme in the future.

You said…

You said that you wanted an external agency to enforce these and issue penalty notices which would be at no cost to the council.

We did…

New litter and dog fouling patrols started in North East Lincolnshire in November through an agreement with Doncaster Council. People caught dropping litter or not picking up after their dogs will be fined £100.

Fresheny Place’s planning application for a 9 screen multiplex cinema and 7 Class A3 units was consulted on through the planning process.

You said…

You said that you wanted the barge to remain where it was.

We did…

We have been in direct contact with the owner of the Barge for some time on the basis of working together to maintain an enhanced barge in its current location.

Consultation Officer, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: consultation@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, except bank holidays