Archive for the "Transport" category

Grimsby town centre traffic update: Town Hall Street

Works to improve the junction between Town Hall Street, Town Hall Square and East Street in Grimsby were carried out last night The end of Town Hall Street is now a Give Way junction, allowing traffic to flow from Town Hall Square to East Street more freely. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with […]

N E Lincs Council want your views on proposed changes to concessionary travel on bus routes

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking local people for their views on proposed changes to the current Concessionary Travel Scheme on local bus routes. Since April 2008 the council has provided free off-peak, local bus travel, to concessionary bus pass holders anywhere in England. Currently pass holders are charged a 50p flat fare to travel […]

Humberside: 132 test positive for Drink Driving as part of Summer Drink Drive Campaign

Motorists are being urged not to risk their lives or others by drink driving as 132 people were found to be drink driving during the force Summer Drink Drive Campaign. Officers were out in force during June and July 2014 testing for drink driving as part of the annual Campaign. Across the force 2155 breath […]

N E Lincs full council to have final say on Peaks Parkway speed limit

A final decision about whether to increase the speed limit on a major route into Grimsby will be made at a full meeting of North East Lincolnshire Council next month, cabinet members agreed today (Wednesday 6 August) Members of the council’s cabinet group met this afternoon to discuss a report about proposals to change the […]

Nick Clegg announces end of some subsidised translation services

Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister,Nick Clegg, has announced migrants applying for a passport or driving licence will no longer be offered subsidised translation service in a move intended to encourage them to learn English as “a common language is the glue that binds a society”. The Deputy Prime Minister disclosed he had instructed Passport Office and the […]

Citizens Advice: Government must “throw the book” at predatory parking firms

Citizens Advice has helped with 2,000 private parking problems in the last six months. Chief Executive Gillian Guy says the Government is right to investigate firms that issue unwarranted charges. Citizens AdviceChief Executive Gillian Guy said: “Bogus and unfair fines from private parking firms are causing misery for motorists. In the last six months alone […]

Get your wheels to work in N E Lincs

Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council, working with the council’s regeneration partnership, was awarded funding to deliver the Wheels to Work project, as part of the authority’s winning bid of £4.2-million from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Suitable applicants are loaned a 49cc scooter for up to 26 weeks for a monthly charge of […]

Speeding motorists targeted by Humberside Police in August campaign

The month of August will see officers from Humberside Roads Policing teams, target those individuals who speed on the roads across the region. Speeding is something which affects everyone who uses the road. You could be a pedestrian waiting to cross the road, a cyclist, or the driver of a bus, car or lorry – […]

19.3% fall in Car Insurance Premiums is biggest ever yearly fall in AA Car Insurance Premium Index

Bradford MP, David Ward, has warmly welcomed the latest news from the AA which shows that car insurance premiums are continuing to tumble, falling 19.3% over the last 12 months – the biggest ever recorded decrease by the AA Car Insurance Premium Index in its 20 year history. The latest Quarter 2 2014 figures from […]

Vince Cable: Driverless cars heading for public roads

In a bid to encourage the development of driverless cars on British roads, Vince Cable has announced a £10 million investment for research projects. Currently, driverless cars are only allowed on private roads. However, with funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Transport, driverless cars are expected to begin testing […]