Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Alley gates

Hi All.

The next three alley gates are being delivered Friday morning. 

Then it's time to look at some more


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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Ice bucket challange

Hi All.

Here is a link to myself Ray Oxby, David Watson and Hazel Chase doing the ice bucket challange. 

It was freezing but it's an important helping hand for cancer and dementia charities. Please give generously the numbers are on the pieces of paper we are holding. 

Listen out for our nominations. 


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Monday, 1 September 2014

This week's activities

Hi All.

A busy week this week two labour group meetings, Monday and Tuesday evening.

A meeting with asb Co ordinators.

Talks with licensing officers over two off licence premises in West Marsh.

Beeson St NHW group.

Two ward complaints around fly tipping already and it's only Monday. 

A full day Wednesday at a learning event focused on the new asb laws coming into affect in October.  There is some legislation that will really help tackle issues with ASB.

The draught licence has been drawn up for Grimsby in bloom to take over the pavilion in the DOYG.  

A request from Earl street NHW for a sharps box has been sorted. They also need ppe for a litter pick. Gloves and grabbers etc. I'm sure I've sorted those.

They have also requested funding for alley gates. Watch this space.

I'm sure there will be more to come.


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

George Osborne and his scissors

Hi All. 

George Osborne has anounced in the Guardian today he intends to target the under 25's and those who work and live in social housing.

That would be the people struggling the most again. Anyway that would no where near cover the £60 billion he plans to take out over the next 3 years. Where is the rest going to come from the Councils. The nhs. Here we go again. 

What a guy.


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Thursday, 21 August 2014


Hi All,

We are trying to get a cabinet working group set up in order to
investigate further the flooding that has happened in North East

Once the working group has been set up which will depend on the full
council decision we will need evidence from you to present to the group.
Please send me this via email at or write
to me at 8 Ajax Close, Grimsby, N.E. Lincs, Dn34 5Qr.

your help is greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

FW: North East Lincolnshire Council-Join North East Lincolnshire’s army of energy switchers

Hi All,

We have got another round of energy switching organised. Please see below.

Councillor Darren Billard
Portfolio holder for finance and governance.
West Marsh Ward
North East Lincolnshire
01472 313962.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Topham, Sean"
Date:20/08/2014 14:47 (GMT+00:00)
To: NELC - Members
Subject: FW: North East Lincolnshire Council-Join North East Lincolnshire's army of energy switchers


PR 8253
For Immediate Release
20 August 2014

Join North East Lincolnshire's army of energy switchers

North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting the borough's households to join an army of energy switchers and battle the bills by signing up to The Big Community Switch.
It comes as a new energy group buying scheme opened for registration this month at
And there's a year's free electricity and gas on offer to people who get five friends or family members to sign up too (terms and conditions apply).

Administered by the UK's leading collective switching expert, iChoosr Ltd, the most recent auction held in June the average saving per household to take up their offer is £234.36.
North East Lincolnshire households wanting to register for the next auction can submit their details at before 11.59pm on 13 October 2014.

If you don't have access to the internet, staff at your local library and Children's Centre can help, but remember to bring a copy of a recent gas and electricity bill with you. Friends and family might also be able to assist as up to five separate addresses can be registered with the same email.
Alternatively you can contact the Home Energy Team at North East Lincolnshire Council on 01472 324782 with your latest fuel bill and they will be able to register for you.

Once households have had the opportunity to register their interest, a reverse auction will be held to invite energy suppliers to compete with their best offers. The scheme is free for households to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier's tariff offer. The scheme is open to all households which pay monthly, quarterly or via a pre-payment meter.

Cllr David Watson, portfolio holder for Environment and Housing at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "We need as many as people as possible to sign up take the battle to the bills by registering at

"Millions of consumers now spend time checking websites for the best deals on everything from a new vacuum cleaner to a pair of shoes, but we're still not shopping around enough for the cheapest energy.

"As a result, we could be spending hundreds of pounds more than we need to on electricity and gas for our homes.

"I would urge all residents to register as fuel poverty is a real issue with a huge chunk of the population who could be paying over the odds for their home energy costs."

You could win one year's free electricity and gas up to a maximum value of £1,200 if you switch suppliers get five or more new registrants to register for the current auction. To be entered into the draw residents must have referred at least five new registrants to the scheme via their 'tell-a-friend' link AND they must go on to switch supplier. iChoosr will notify all registrants with five or more referrals within one week of the auction day that they are to be entered into the prize draw. On November 25 2014 (the day after the acceptance period has ended), iChoosr will pool registrants with five or more eligible referrals AND who have switched to a winning supplier from the current collective energy switching scheme. The winner will be drawn from this group of switchers. Full terms and conditions at

The group buying phenomenon is growing in the UK. So far schemes run by iChoosr on behalf of councils have attracted over 350,000 household registrations and over 40,000 households have saved over £6.5m by switching. The average saving for those switching is in 2014 through collective schemes run by iChoosr is £215.

Filip Vissers, UK Country Manager, iChoosr commented: "Group buying, as promoted by local councils, is storming in to the consciousness of households throughout the country. People want help in finding a good deal on their energy bills and most people are comfortable seeking this help via their council. Many who find the switching process baffling end up doing nothing and paying more than needed.

"Group buying offers a straight forward solution. The more people who register, the more interested the suppliers are in winning them as customers and so the better the deal they offer. People who register are offered a deal after the auction and they choose whether to take it or not. Yes or no. Simple, but you have to register to have a chance to take up the saving so register today and tell your friends, family and neighbours to do so too."


Notes to Editor:
About iChoosr
iChoosr is the leading collective switching expert operating in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium helping households switch to new energy and financial services suppliers. It organises domestic energy group buying schemes in the UK in collaboration with Community Leaders such as councils.
Registered Office: iChoosr Ltd, 1st Floor 16 Maddox Street London W1S 1PH
Company number: 08241539

Sean Topham
Communications and Marketing
North East Lincolnshire Council
Municipal Offices
Town Hall Square
Grimsby DN31 1HU

T: 01472 325968



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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Floods and Police activity

Hi All.

Sorry if I missed you during the flooding on Sunday when I came round. If you have any issues please get in touch.

Police have raided a property on Dunmow street and recovered stolen goods and ceased canabis plants. Please see more details and pictures here.



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