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Private taxi operator suspended for running unlicensed vehicles

Local private hire taxi company, Fon-a-Car, has been handed a 48-hour suspension for allowing private hire vehicles to operate without a license. The suspension was issued by the Council’s Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee in September 2020 but went to Grimsby Magistrates Court in March 2021, following appeal, where the decision was upheld. The suspension was issued…

1 day ago | Roads, parking and transport

Oh we do like to be beside the (award-winning and safe) seaside

The Blue Flag will be flying high once again in Cleethorpes as the resort’s Central beach, from Wonderland through to the leisure centre, has secured the prestigious international award for water quality. Cleethorpes Central beach joins the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away spots. And the good news is…

1 day ago | General

£4m of sustainable drainage improvements secured for the area

North East Lincolnshire has secured £4m to make sustainable drainage improvements to the borough. The Environment Agency has announced the grant allocation from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme. The funds will be used to introduce sustainable drainage systems to the existing highway network over the next…

1 day ago | General

Indoor dining set to return to Grimsby Top Town Market

As part of Stage Three of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, from Tuesday 18 May, all traders that provide indoor hospitality services will return to Grimsby Top Town Market. Since the start of the pandemic, the market has remained open selling fresh, quality, essential produce to the local community with COVID-safe measures present at…

1 day ago | General
An outside shot of Grimsby Top Town Market

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to open for first time in six months

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will reopen its doors on Tuesday 18 May after being closed to the public since November 2020. Staff have been preparing for the Step 3 easing of lockdown restrictions which allows indoor attractions to reopen. The historic trawler Ross Tiger will also be available for three tours per day – the…

2 days ago | General
The front of the building of Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

North East Lincolnshire schools striding for Walk to School Week

Schools across North East Lincolnshire are signed up and united for Living Streets’ Walk to School Week – the annual campaign aiming to encourage greater use of sustainable transport options. The North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are continuing to support the campaign and working with local schools taking part, encouraging their…

3 days ago | General

Expand your knowledge of extremism and radicalisation by joining Prevent event

Prevent is about safeguarding individuals from being drawn into terrorism, ensuring those vulnerable to extremist and terrorist narratives are given appropriate advice and support at an early stage. Prevent is no different to any other form of safeguarding. This conference will expand and grow your knowledge regarding the different elements that feed into Prevent. The event will be held on…

4 days ago | General

What you can find at Grimsby Farmer’s and Craft Market

From free range meat, a selection of cheeses, classic frankfurter hot dogs, pies, and sweet treats, there’s plenty to indulge yourself with at Grimsby Farmer’s and Craft Market. The outdoor market in Victoria Street takes place on the third Friday of every month from 9am to 3pm, with the next market taking place on Friday…

5 days ago | General
Yummy treats from Deadly Bakes

Students encouraged to arrange COVID test kits ahead of university return

Students hoping to return to university in May are being encouraged to collect some free home testing kits ahead of the expected return to face-to-face teaching. It is anticipated that in-person teaching and learning will resume after 17 May as part of the Government’s roadmap.  However, students are being encouraged to take a lateral flow…

5 days ago | COVID-19

New start date for roundabout construction at the A18/Waltham Road junction

Works to build a new roundabout at the A18/Waltham Road junction will now start in September. As discussions with the landowner’s legal teams continue and will take a few more weeks to complete, works originally set to start on Monday 10 May have been pushed back. This matter cannot be influenced by the council and…

5 days ago | General

Local elections 2021

Friday 7 May The count for the local election for North East Lincolnshire Council is happening today (Friday 7 May 2021). Follow the blog below for updates. Results are expected to be declared this afternoon. 17:42 – And that’s it from us today. The count for the election of Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner will…

1 week ago | Council information and partnerships

Polling stations will be safe places to vote

Polling stations across our area will be safe places for voters to cast their ballots in the coming election. North East Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections will be held on Thursday 6 May. This year however, polling stations will see a number of changes to ensure that they are safe for…

1 week ago | Councillors and democracy

Respect the beach this May Day bank holiday

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding people to respect the unique environment and keep safe on the beach this bank holiday. Beach visitors need to be wary of the mudflats, sand banks and fast rising tides along large stretches of the beach. Scott Snowden, Cleethorpes Resort Manager, said: “The estuary mud along our coastline is…

2 weeks ago | General

Top tips for visiting the tip

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding people to be patient when visiting the Community Recycling Centres in Grimsby and Immingham. Community Recycling Centres, also known as CRCs or the tips, are busy during bank holiday weekends with hundreds of visitors per day. Both sites are run by North East Lincolnshire Council’s waste management contractor Newlincs…

2 weeks ago | Bins, waste and recycling
Binion characters at the gates to the tip

Public Notice of Planning Applications – 29 April 2021

NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL Publicity of Planning and Related Applications The applications set out in the Schedule below are required to be given wider publicity and public comment is invited. Copies of the applications can be viewed on-line at The reason for publicising each application is indicated after the application number as follows:- (03)…

2 weeks ago | General

Top tips to Care for Cleethorpes this bank holiday weekend

Whether it’s building sandcastles, tucking into fish and chips, paddle boarding or taking a stroll, many of us are beginning to enjoy visiting Cleethorpes even more as restrictions continue to ease across England. However you decide to enjoy your bank holiday in Cleethorpes this weekend, please remember to be kind and respect others, and the…

2 weeks ago | General
Cleethorpes beach

Spring into action to save money with the Big Community Switch

The Big Community Switch is back to put a spring in your step. The home energy scheme is free to take part in and could help cut your energy bills. The process is simple, quick and obligation free! With nothing to lose, and could see you saving a hefty sum. The latest round began in…

2 weeks ago | General

Residents in North East Lincolnshire are being urged to shop safely and support local businesses with the safe reopening of the high street

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and as we all work together to continue efforts to meet the next stage in the Government’s roadmap, the Council is continuing to encourage businesses and the public to stay vigilant, take care and keep safe. Outdoor gatherings must still be limited to 6 people or 2 households, and…

2 weeks ago | Business and investment
A covid marshall at a shop in North East Lincolnshire

Bus pass system disruption

New and replacement bus pass applications at Age UK Cleethorpes are unavailable until further notice due to an IT issue. Grimsby Central Library have also had minor disruption and can only provide new bus pass applications. Residents are still required to book an appointment and can do so by calling (01472) 323002. Centre4 and the…

2 weeks ago | General

Bus services to Europarc this May bank holiday

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, will be subsidising the costs for the bus services to Europarc Business Park, to support food producers and their business operations this early May bank holiday. It has once again been agreed with Stagecoach that a subsidy to ensure the regular 1, 2 and 20 services…

3 weeks ago | General

Call for projects for the UK Community Renewal Fund

North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting local organisations to bid for money from the UK Community Renewal Fund, which will run until the end of March 2022. This Government fund, worth £220m overall, is seeking to fund projects that align with at least one of the Government’s investment priorities: Investment in skills Investment for local…

3 weeks ago | General

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K set to return for 2021

Entries open at 10am on Tuesday 11 May for the sixth running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K 2021. The much-loved race is set to return to the streets of Grimsby as a COVID-safe event for 2021. As the lockdown lifts and it becomes safer for more activities to take place, the 2021 Ørsted Great…

3 weeks ago | General
A runner at 2019's race

Shop owner convicted after almost 14,000 illicit cigarettes seized

A shop owner has pleaded guilty to five counts of selling illicit tobacco in Grimsby. Mohammed Ahmed Ismail, of Luther Street, Leicester, appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 12 March 2021 for sentencing regarding tobacco related offences. A routine Trading Standards inspection at International Foods in Freeman Street on 30 July 2019 uncovered a number…

3 weeks ago | General
Image of the seized illicit tobacco

Public Notice of Planning Applications – 22 April 2021

NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL Publicity of Planning and Related Applications The applications set out in the Schedule below are required to be given wider publicity and public comment is invited. Copies of the applications can be viewed on-line at The reason for publicising each application is indicated after the application number as follows:- (01)…

3 weeks ago | General

COVID-Safe Dr Bike will see you now

Free bike service workshops are coming back to North East Lincolnshire to help you enjoy a free-wheeling summer. Dr Bike sessions run from April to August and offer cyclists a free service and minor repairs, including punctures and brake adjustments. The events are hosted by the Cycle Hub team, based at Grimsby and Cleethorpes train…

4 weeks ago | General

Ainslie Street Park footpath works start next week

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner ENGIE will start work next week to modify the footpath in Grimsby’s Ainslie Street Park. There is a natural spring in the park and the level of standing water on the surface mirrors the natural water table. Parts of the park are prone to flooding, especially after…

4 weeks ago | General