Monthly Archive 24 December 2022

Improving independent living in North East Lincolnshire

“The council is very serious about improving disabled pedestrian access to enable independent living.”

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Dumping trollies ‘wastes time and resources’

“If people didn’t steal and dump trolleys, we wouldn’t have to waste time and resources on solving this problem.”

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Borough’s Local Plan is ‘ambitious and aspirational’

This borough’s Local Plan is “unashamedly ambitious and aspirational”, said Council Leader Philip Jackson.

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Michael Gove to visit in new year?

Secretary of State Michael Gove may visit North East Lincolnshire in the new year, it has been revealed.

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Council Leader: ‘Key priorities at forefront in 2023’

Next year’s budget will be challenging, says Council Leader Philip Jackson, but key priorities will be at the forefront.

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Day of Action yields results

A day of enforcement action in Grimsby town centre has received praise after catching out lawbreakers.

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Tennis court overhaul funding bid to be considered at cabinet

North East Lincolnshire Council is set to submit a funding bid to bring three park tennis courts back up to playing standard.

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Voting 2023: An important change

From May 2023 individuals, who wish to vote in person, including those acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual, will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to prove their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper.

This will apply at:

  • UK parliamentary by-elections 
  • Recall petitions
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Local government elections in England

For full details and more information please go to Voter Authority Certificates and Anonymous Elector’s Documents | Electoral Commission- external site 

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Budget setting: Time to have your say

WORK to reinvent Grimsby Town Centre will carry on next year as North East Lincolnshire Council invests for the future, whilst continuing to tackle challenges centred upon key services and the national economic picture.

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Crowdfunding project aims to release new money to local organisations

A brand-new way of helping creative ideas get a step on the ladder is being launched by Grimsby Creates.

Up to £5,000 will be available for creative and heritage projects in North East Lincolnshire.

The Grimsby Creates Crowdfund is your chance as a creative practitioner, arts, community or heritage organisation to access crowd matched funding and additional grant funds of up to £5,000 for your grassroots creative or heritage project.

If your project activity will take place in North East Lincolnshire, you could access your share of a funding pot of £30,000. Funding is available until March 2023.

Over the last few years, Spark Grimsby, which was set up to help creative individuals and organisations light up their business plans, has already helped 120 people with their hopes to use their creative talent and develop business ideas.

This latest initiative provides a crowdfunding platform, where people can submit their ideas, and subject to being selected, receive 1-2-1 coaching and help market the idea, and then launch it via a platform to seek crowdfunding to make the ideas a reality.

But the key thing is that people only need to raise up to 50% of the funds: if they hit their targets, Grimsby Creates (through Arts Council England) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund have a joint pot which will match the funds, up to £5K, raised as part of the commitment to help develop culture, heritage and arts in the town.

On the same platform, other national companies such as Aviva, Sport England and British Cycling are also offering matched funds for other, non-arts projects.

Cllr Tom Furneaux, Cabinet member for culture and heritage, said: “This is an excellent initiative, and one that people can really get behind themselves. I know we’re going through a tough period at the moment, and people will really be looking at what they spend their money on, but this is a great opportunity for local organisations to find out what local people want to support.”

To find out more about the project, and see how you could potentially access funds, visit

Article and image from NELC.