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Draft budget approved by Cabinet

A DRAFT budget has been approved by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet, with £131.6m of spending across key public services. The annual budget-setting process, which started late last year, and includes public consultation in January, ending in February with the final budget being presented to all 42 Councillors to vote on. Within the draft budget…

1 day ago | Councillors and democracy

Cabinet accepts more than £1m grant funding to improve energy efficiency

Cabinet members have accepted £1,094,500 in grant funding to make energy efficiency improvements to North East Lincolnshire homes. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting yesterday, Wednesday 19 January. The funding supports the council’s commitment to “Climate Local” by driving down carbon emissions, whilst providing warmer homes, reducing fuel poverty, and supporting residents to…

1 day ago | General

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grants

In December 2021, the Government announced a new business grant to support eligible businesses within the hospitality, leisure, and accommodation sectors in recognition of potential trading challenges brought about by the Omicron variant, particularly over the Christmas period. A one-off grant of up to £6,000 per premises is available to support eligible businesses within these…

2 days ago | General

Depot refurbishment works get underway

Demolition and site clearance works start this week to make way for the refurbishment of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Doughty Road Depot in Grimsby. Planning permission for the transformation was granted last week and contractors start site preparation works from Monday 17 January. These first works include removing asbestos from some of the buildings that…

4 days ago | General
Visualisation of the refurbished depot

Proposed new cycle lane on Weelsby Road brought to a halt

The proposal to introduce a dedicated cycleway on a section of the A46 will not go ahead. The decision follows extensive consultation carried out in late 2021. If support could have been secured, the new cycle lane on Weelsby Road would have run between Bargate and Peaks Parkway. Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment…

4 days ago | General

Magical winter fairies hiding in North East Lincolnshire

New trails have been launched around North East Lincolnshire towns as part of the Council’s drive to get families out and about during the winter months. The Love Exploring app, launched last year in North East Lincolnshire, has a new game, specially created for the winter break that features augmented reality dancing fairies and you…

7 days ago | General

Work starts on Cleethorpes cemetery extension

Construction works have started on a field in Cleethorpes as part of plans to extend Cleethorpes cemetery. The cemetery, which first opened in 1877, is to be extended into a neighbouring field to increase the space at the site for future burials. The works will include the construction of a new paved road and drainage…

7 days ago | Council information and partnerships

Corporation Road Bridge refurbishment – project update

Plans are progressing for the major restoration of Corporation Road Bridge. The tender period for the works has now closed and the process of reviewing the submissions is now underway. A number of contractors have submitted bids to carry out the works and these are currently being reviewed. Following which the contract will be awarded…

7 days ago | General

River Freshney water quality project starts next week

Work is due to start next week on a key project to improve the water quality of the River Freshney in Grimsby. For around 6 weeks, a specialist contractor, Ebsford Environmental, have been appointed to undertake dredging of the river between West Haven Maltings opposite Frederick Ward Way and the ABP pumping station. Dredging is…

1 week ago | General

Why wait any longer to get your Covid-19 vaccination or booster?

Come along to our Vaccination Clinic at Asda, Holles Street, Grimsby on Friday 14th January 10am-4pm. You can walk in, no appointment needed so you can grab your jab while doing your shopping. It’s been almost 2 years since the first cases of Covid-19 were discovered in England and since then, we’ve all had periods…

1 week ago | COVID-19