Communications and press team
Contact the team
To contact the communications and marketing team if you have a media enquiry during office hours, call the relevant officer below:
- Michelle Lalor – Head of Communications and Customer
- Liz Marsden – Communications adviser 01472 325965
- Sean Topham – Communications adviser 01472 325968
- Royce Coates – Communications officer 01472 325684
- Holly O’Flinn – Communications assistant 01472 324643
Please be aware that the communications and marketing office deals with media and marketing enquiries only. If you are not a member of the media, please phone 01472 313131.
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We welcome filming applications in our borough and do all we can to support television and film production.
This guidance is designed to help us work with you to consider all relevant matters in advance of filming. We have a number of, sometimes competing, responsibilities in relation to filming activities. While we recognise the benefits filming can bring, we have to balance that with the needs of our residents and the use of public resources and therefore inevitably we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
All filmmakers are required to read and agree to our Code of Practice and undertake the actions required with in it prior to filming. And, if filming on our property, will be required to provide a copy of your public liability insurance, risk assessments and health and safety assessments.
Complex filming requests are coordinated by the Communications team who can be contacted on 01472 325960 or by email email@example.com for initial advice if required. However you will be required to complete the online notification form on the Event Safety Advisory Group page. This is also required if you think your filming is likely to attract large crowds.
To film on the public highway please contact the communications team in the first instance.
Arranging permissions and access
You need to arrange permission and access for filming and photography in areas of Council responsibility in North East Lincolnshire.
Grimsby and Immingham ports, including filming at the Dock Tower is not the Council’s responsibility. For general port access, contact ABP. Otherwise, please contact individual organisations within the port complex. Be mindful that ports are operational, and not all requests may be granted.
Our beach: Cleethorpes beach is a SSSI and protected wildlife haven. Use of the beach for commercial or complex filming will need to be considered not only by appropriate sections of the Council and wider place partnership, but also by the ecology team. A Habitat Impact Assessment will also need to be completed before any request is considered.
There are two main types of filming we need to consider: for news and general photography, or for more complex filming, where use of our assets is required.
Communications and Marketing Team, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays