In 1999 North East Lincolnshire Council entered into a 25 year contract with Newlincs Development Ltd. to manage household and municipal waste in North East Lincolnshire. This resulted in the construction of an energy from waste facility. The contract allows, with the agreement of both parties, for it to be extended for a period of up to 5 years
Power to control the consumption of alcohol in the West Marsh, East Marsh, Park, Heneage, Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and South wards of North East Lincolnshire will come into place from next month
North East Lincolnshire Council
Local people’s most common health concern is being able to get access to their GP, according to a survey by Healthwatch North East Lincs. Healthwatch is keen to find out more, and to promote a conversation locally about what works for people. In the worst cases, more than a quarter of people reported waiting over a week for an appointment.
During March and April, Healthwatch will be encouraging local people to get in touch and tell us about their experiences of getting health advice.
We want people to let us know their views and tell us their stories. We want groups and organisations to discuss the challenges and let us know what their members and group users think. A short questionnaire is also available via Healthwatch, the North East Lincolnshire CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council’s websites or using the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nelgpaccess
The survey will be available until 17th April.
“This is both a national and local problem.” says Paul Glazebrook of Healthwatch. “We are keen to find out more about what is important to people when they want health advice.”
“We know that our GPs locally are working harder than ever. But there is a national shortage of GPs and we want to find out if it is having an impact locally.
Our GPs are trying lots of new and different things to increase the ease with which people can get health appointments. But what we don’t know is what works – for the public, for patients, and for the GPs. We want to encourage sharing experiences and to promote the things that make it easier for people to get the help they need – whether that is form a GP or another health professional”
Paul adds, “We want to promote a reasonable conversation. Sometimes we need to get medical advice quickly, but on other occasions we might be happy to wait. And sometimes we only need advice or reassurance. We don’t always have to see a doctor. Do we know what services are available to us?”
Now is the time to find out more. Healthwatch will be out and about holding stalls at a number of places and events. You can also join us for a conversation on 14th April at Centre 4, 17A Wootton Road, Grimsby. DN33 1HE
You can drop in any time between 3pm and 6.30 pm.
Discussion groups will take place at 4pm and again at 6pm.
You can also join the conversation via Healthwatch’s website; on Facebook and twitter. GP surgeries and Patient Participation Groups are being encouraged to get involved while the Clinical Commissioning Group, Council and Accord, the local Health Membership organisation will all be promoting the discussion.
Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire (HWNEL) is funded through North East Lincolnshire Council to be the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and ensures that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. North Bank Forum (NBF) is the host organisation for HWNEL. NBF is a voluntary and community sector umbrella body.
Vulnerable families in North East Lincolnshire are set to benefit from a million pound project aimed at transforming children’s social care, thanks to funding from the Department for Education announced today
Tickets are still available for a reunion event at Grimsby Leisure Centre for those fanatical ex-skaters who attended the weekly ice discos during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Interest and excitement has been building on social media since the tickets went on sale last month and almost 200 ex-skaters are eagerly awaiting the chance to dust off their skates and reunite with some of their old mates from their disco days.
Ex-skater Alan Redgrift, whose idea it was for the reunion event, has been rallying interest on Facebook and is amazed with the support and interest that the event has generated.
“People have extremely fond memories of their skating days and have jumped at the chance to get back on the ice and relive their youth. The online conversations have been bringing people together who haven’t spoken in years and everyone is looking forward to the event.
“There are still some tickets left and we’re all really keen to see this ice rink packed to capacity with the crowd who used to attempt the barrel jumping and speed skating – I’m not too sure how much of that will be going on – but it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic night.”
The disco takes place from 7:30pm to 11:30pm on Saturday, March 21. There will be food and a licensed bar on site. All proceeds from the event will go towards local charity – St Andrew’s Hospice. Tickets are priced at £6 and are available to purchase from the leisure centre or by calling them on (01472) 323100.
To ensure the event closely resembles the original events, Elite Entertainment are providing the disco – the same company who provided the music, sound and lighting in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Marc Mackay, manager of Elite Entertainment, said:
“We are proud to be a part of a great event for such a great cause.”
Rose Kelly, operations manager at Grimsby Leisure Centre, said: “All the staff at Grimsby Leisure Centre are really excited about this event and can’t wait to see some of our ex-skater back on the ice and reuniting for this disco.
“We want to thank everyone who’s involved – for getting the message out there and providing their services for free. There’s a great buzz about the event!”
In North East Lincolnshire Council preparation for the May 2015 elections, North East Lincolnshire Council is holding a briefing session for candidates and agents who are standing at the parliamentary elections for the constituencies of Cleethorpes and Greater Grimsby; as well as the North East Lincolnshire Council and Town/Parish Council local elections
umberside Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected burglary at an address on Harrington Street, Grimsby between 1200hrs on Friday 06 March and 1150hrs Saturday 07 March 2015.
Pyewipe Road is currently closed for a sewer to be connected to a new store being built there.
The Chancellor has today announced that the government has sold another £500m of Lloyds Banking Group shares, taking the total amount of money raised through the trading plan launched in December 2014 to over £1bn.
These sales and the dividend announced by Lloyds last week will bring the total amount recovered for the taxpayer from Lloyds to approximately £8.5bn, and means that the government’s stake in the bank has reduced from around 40% in 2009 to below 23% today.
All shares sold through the trading plan have been sold above the average price the previous government paid for them, which was 73.6p.
The Chancellor George Osborne said:
I am delighted that we’ve raised a further £500 million for the taxpayer through the trading plan I launched in December.
These sales are part of our plan to return Lloyds to the private sector and get taxpayers’ money back. The proceeds will be used to reduce the national debt.
A trading plan involves gradually selling shares in the market over time, in an orderly and measured way. The trading plan was launched on 17 December 2014 and will end no later than 30 June.
As required by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules, Lloyds Banking Group announced today that the government’s shareholding in the bank had crossed through a one percentage point threshold. This announcement therefore notifies the market that the government has reduced its shareholding in Lloyds to below 23%.
Last week Lloyds announced that it had increased its statutory profits before tax by 325% since last year, and that it will resume dividend payments for the first time since the crisis. The dividend will provide the Exchequer with at least another £100m this year.