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A16 road traffic accident – temporary diversion

Following a report of a serious collision on the A16, Lincolnshire Police has closed a section between Station Road and the B1201, North Thoresby. The temporary diversion route currently in place for the A18 has been changed to accommodate this incident. A section of the A18 between Ludborough and Ashby Hill roundabout has been temporarily…

1 day ago | General

Appeal for information: Cemetery fountain stolen

THIEVES have stolen an ornate cast-iron fountain from Grimsby cemetery, leaving staff at the site distraught. The fountain, which features a lions head on each side atop a decorative column, has been used by mourners for decades to fill the flower containers on their loved ones graves. The decorative piece is a late 19th century…

2 days ago | Council information and partnerships

Stay safe this Bonfire Night

Trading Standards officers at North East Lincolnshire Council are urging people to be safe this Bonfire Night and to only buy fireworks from registered retailers. Bonfire night is usually one of the most spectacular nights of the year, but there are risks for people and animals. With Bonfire Night just around the corner, you might…

2 days ago | General

Health bosses in North East Lincolnshire are urging the public to be aware of COVID symptoms and arrange a test as infection rates increase again

Local doctors are seeing a lot of patients, especially young people, with respiratory and cold-like symptoms who go on to test positive for COVID-19. Geoff Barnes, Acting Director of Public Health in North East Lincolnshire, urged people showing COVID and other related symptoms to arrange a PCR test and self-isolate to avoid spreading the illness,…

3 days ago | Health and wellbeing

Works to take place to permanently close Hewitt’s Avenue layby

A layby on Hewitt’s Avenue, opposite the car dealerships, in Cleethorpes is being permanently closed following initial works to prevent vehicle access. The layby was temporarily closed in 2018 to prevent access following reports of fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour in the layby. The legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process to permanently close the layby is…

3 days ago | General

Ambitious Bus Service Improvement Plan progresses with Cabinet approval

Leading Councillors have agreed to submit a £39m Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) to Government for public transport improvements to be delivered over a five-year period following a special Cabinet meeting held this evening, Wednesday 20 October. As previously reported, highway officials have prepared the plan in response to the National Bus Strategy and have…

3 days ago | General

Footpath testing works taking place in Grimsby

Footway testing works will be taking place later this month at the Bargate and Dudley Street junction and on Hainton Avenue, between Sixhills Street and Catherine Street, in Grimsby. The works will start on Monday 25 October and are expected to take no longer than five days to complete in both locations. No traffic management…

4 days ago | General

Can you find the Cleethorpes Monsters….?

Retailers in Cleethorpes town centre are hosting a free Monster Trail for some family fun over the coming weeks. DiscoverNorthEastLincolnshire has created a unique trail which challenges families to find the 24 cute monsters, hand painted by local children, in the windows of shops in Cleethorpes. The monsters will be hiding in the windows of…

4 days ago | General
Monster trail event poster

Don’t let your Halloween fun go up in flames

The spookiest time of year is almost upon us as people begin their mission to find the best Halloween costume. But you must remember to stay safe and ensure you are buying good quality toys, costumes and make-up. North East Lincolnshire Council Trading Standards officers are warning shoppers to be careful. Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio…

5 days ago | General
Halloween pumpkin

It’s green for go for the new creative workspace

Plans have been approved for a brand-new workspace which will be created on Grimsby docks for a mixture of artists and creative entrepreneurs. World renowned conservation architects and historic buildings consultants, Donald Insall Associates, were appointed last year to develop plans to create the new workspace, and a planning application was submitted earlier this year…

5 days ago | General
Creative workspace current frontages

New apartments shortlisted for national award

A new Grimsby apartment block has been shortlisted for second national award Cordage View, situated on the corner of Eleanor Street and Convamore Road in Grimsby, was opened in February for adult social care independent living opportunities. The site was shortlisted earlier this year for an Inside Housing Development Award, and has now been shortlisted…

5 days ago | Homes and property
Photo of Cordage View

Spooky goings on around Grimsby and Cleethorpes

New trails have been launched around the towns as part of the Council’s drive to get families out and about this half term on the lead up to Halloween. The Love Exploring app, launched earlier this year in North East Lincolnshire, has a new game, specially created for Halloween and the half term that features…

6 days ago | General

Junction improvement works planned for Cambridge Road/Chelmsford Avenue junction

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, will be starting junction improvement works at the Cambridge Road and Chelmsford Avenue junction from Monday 25 October. The improvements will include carriageway resurfacing, the upgrade and replacement of traffic signs and illuminated bollards, drainage improvements, and additional minor infrastructure improvements. The works will take three…

6 days ago | General

Tree planting event celebrates Greater Lincolnshire carbon-cutting project success

North East Lincolnshire Council planted the first of eight new trees in two of its best-loved parks today to celebrate the success of a three-and-a-half-year-long carbon-cutting project. One tree was planted in People’s Park and another in Weelsby Woods, thanks to the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire project. Another three trees will be planted in each…

1 week ago | General
Cllrs, staff and Shreeve family at the tree planting in Peoples Park

“It’s a daily occurrence.” Councillor blasts vandals of water safety equipment

LIFE-SAVING buoys have been repeatedly vandalised in Grimsby town centre, putting lives at risk according to Council chiefs. The Councillor responsible for the environment has blasted ‘mindless idiots’ who have repeatedly stolen, vandalised and displaced the equipment, revealing that the issue has become a regular occurrence, happening almost daily. The orange life rings, known as…

1 week ago | Environment and community safety

Supporting electric vehicle development in North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, are still seeking views to gain a greater understanding of local people’s views on electric vehicles (EVs) and identifying possible future trends. The survey, launched earlier this year and backed by transport chiefs, is vital in the continued development of an EV strategy for the area….

1 week ago | General

North Promenade Public Art – Installation of ‘Luminations’

On Monday 18 October, work will start on the installation of the new public art lighting project, Luminations, on the North Prom in Cleethorpes. Luminations is an animated light artwork by Esther Rolinson that will sweep along the North Prom. It has been developed in collaboration with architectural lighting specialists The Lightlab. During the works,…

1 week ago | General

Ready for winter! Launch of the annual gritting season

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, are getting ready for winter with the annual preparations for the gritting season underway. The gritters are being serviced and the salt supplies topped up in preparation for the winter season, with the first gritting runs possibly getting underway in the coming weeks. Winter prep you…

1 week ago | General

A18 road safety improvements – project update

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, are progressing with works to install a new roundabout at the A18 and Waltham Road junction. Since starting works last month, good progress has been made with the following works completed: Set up of site compound area Set up of traffic management, including the diversion route…

1 week ago | General
A18 works

Traffic Regulation Order introduced to combat verge parking on Bradley Road

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, have introduced a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and associated signage and lining to combat verge parking in Bradley village. The new restrictions will include the prohibition of stopping and waiting of vehicles on adopted verges and footpaths in Bradley, including Bradley Road, Church Lane and Manor…

1 week ago | General

Have your say on proposed protected cycle lane for key route

Following early engagement with cyclists, residents, businesses and colleges, a proposed protected cycle lane on Weelsby Road, between the junctions of Bargate and Peaks Parkway, has been developed by transport officials. A protected cycle lane will address concerns raised in earlier engagement by creating a dedicated and protected space for cyclists, while improving road safety…

2 weeks ago | General

More than £1,500 raised for St Andrew’s Hospice from Mayor’s skydive

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire has handed over a cheque of £1,560 to St Andrew’s Hospice after he jumped 15,000 feet from a plane for the charity. Andy’s – one of Cllr David Hasthorpe’s chosen charities for his Mayoral year – has been helping young members of the local community with life-limiting conditions for…

2 weeks ago | General
St Andrew's cheque handover

Works near Sea Road, Cleethorpes

Works to extend the hoardings around the former Waves site on Sea Road will be taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 13 October) and are expected to take one day to complete. The extension of the hoardings follows public realm works around the area which has opened additional footpath space allowing for the creation of a larger…

2 weeks ago | General

Help us to prevent homelessness. Let us know if you’re struggling.

With World Homeless Day this Sunday, North East Lincolnshire Council has renewed calls for struggling residents to get in touch if they are facing becoming homeless in the near future. Sudden unemployment, increased financial commitments, family bereavement and poor mental health are all known causes of homelessness, but often by reaching out for support, you…

2 weeks ago | General

Bus Service Improvement Plan to be considered by Cabinet

Leading councillors will meet at a special Cabinet on Wednesday 20 October to review a £39m Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) that will be submitted to Government for public transport improvements to be delivered over a five-year period in the area. Highway officials have prepared the plan in response to the National Bus Strategy and…

2 weeks ago | General

Immingham’s “Jubilee Woodland” handed over to the community

Cabinet have agreed to hand over the land at Spring Street, Immingham – which was planted up as a Woodland as part of the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012 – to the Town Council for the next 125 years. Immingham Town Council approached North East Lincolnshire Council in March 2021 to ask if they could take…

2 weeks ago | General