Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy Consultation

Deadline 18th August 2019

North East Lincolnshire Council is renewing its Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy.

The policy contains details of the grants and loans the council will offer, to assist households in the area. The purpose of these grants and loans are to:

  • Enable essential repairs to be carried out on vulnerable owner occupiers’ homes
  • Reduce fuel poverty
  • Improve access in the home to enable independent living

The survey does not deal with service issues, however these can be raised directly with the service manager Jacqui Wells on jacqui.wells@nelincs.gov.uk or 01472 324775.

To access the consultation, please click here.

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NELincs Polling District, Polling Places and Polling Station Review

Deadline 23rd August 2019

The Council is proposing changes to some of the current polling districts, polling places and polling stations – as shown on the attached consultation  document.  In particular, these changes will affect the polling districts for: Croft Baker; Heneage; Humberston and New Waltham; Scartho and West Marsh Wards.

The ward maps:

The consultation document explains the proposed changes and attached plans showing the proposed new polling districts for these five Wards.

For a link to the polling district review webpage (which contains the timetable and current polling district maps) click here.

If you have any comments you would like to make on the proposed changes in the consultation document, or indeed any comments on the remaining polling districts, polling places or polling stations, then please let Stephen McGrath have these views by no later than Friday, 23rd August 2019 Email – Stephen.Mcgrath@Nelincs.gov.uk

Please note that a report containing the feedback from the consultation process and details of the final proposed changes to the polling districts, polling places and polling stations will be considered by the Licensing and Community Protection Committee and then Council during September 2019.  It is proposed that any changes to the polling districts agreed by Council will then come in to effect following the publication of the new electoral register on 1st December 2019.

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NEL VCSE Alliance Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Survey

NEL VCSE Alliance are working with partners to try to establish a full directory of all of the Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisations, no matter how big or small, who work within North East Lincolnshire.  They would really appreciate you spending just 5 minutes of your time completing this very simple survey.

It is looking to understand better the formal and informal voluntary, community and social enterprise networks in North East Lincolnshire and they need your help for that. The questionnaire is for any VCSE organisation.

Click here for NEL VCSE Alliance website

NEL VCSE Alliance will also be working in conjunction with North East Lincolnshire Council and Sector Support North East Lincolnshire. The database will not be searchable by the general public unless they seek further permission from you.

If you don’t think it is relevant to you, but you can think of community groups/organisations that could answer it, please feel free to share it.

Click here for the link to access the survey.

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Healthwatch NEL – What would you do to give people more control over their care?

Independent health and care champion Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire are launching ‘What would you do?’ to encourage people in the region to share their views about what changes to local NHS services should look like.

The Government is investing £20 billion a year in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Local organisations have now been asked to work out what changes will be made locally to help make the NHS better for local people.

The public are being asked for their views about how local services could be improved. They will also be asked to share their ideas on how people can live healthier lives and what improvements they think could be made to help people access services quickly.

Staff and volunteers will be working across the region to make sure you can have your say. Please share your views by completing the survey below.

Click here for the General Survey

Please ensure you select North East Lincolnshire when asked “Pick the area that best describes where you live ” if you reside there.

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What’s it like to live in South ward?

Deadline 4th March 2019

If you live in the South ward which includes Nunsthorpe, Grange, Bradley Park and surrounding areas, we’d like you to tell us about what it’s like to live there.  We want to work closer with the community to help make things better in your area.  We’ve planned a community pop in session so we can share the results with you and chat about how to make these changes.

The community pop in session is at Centre4, Wootton Road on Wednesday 27th March at 9.30am until 11.30am.  

you can access the consultation here.

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What’s it like to live in Immingham ward?

Deadline 4th March 2019

If you live in the Immingham ward which includes Immingham, Stallingborough, Habrough and surrounding areas, we’d like you to tell us about what it’s like to live there.  We want to work closer with the community to help make things better in your area.  We’ve planned a community pop in session so we can share the results with you and chat about how to make these changes. 

The community pop in is at Civic Centre, Pelham Road on Wednesday 20th March from 9.15am until 5.45pm.     

Click here for the consultation.

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Dementia Friendly Communities NEL

Friendship at Home are currently in the process of creating a register to show where Dementia Friends sessions have been delivered, to help with the register could you please let them know:

  • How many Dementia Champions are in your organisation?
  • Who are your Dementia Champions?
  • Would they be willing to offer dementia friends sessions outside their organisation?

If you could also let Lucy know at info@friendshipathome.org.uk or by phone 01472 602500 before the Friday 8th March.

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EU Exit – Local Business Insight

The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub works with many SME businesses across the Humber region, and has therefore been asked by the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to solicit the views and feedback on the issues that SMEs in the Humber are facing as a result of the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union on 29th March 2019.

As an SME in the Humber, any feedback you are able to provide on this form will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will only be shared with the Government Department for BEIS. The Humber Growth Hub will also be able to use your feedback to help inform their business support activities regarding EU-withdrawal over the coming weeks which you will be able to access when available .

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E-Factor / peak b Community Impact Survey 2019

E-Factor and peak b ltd, a nationally renowned small business research organisation,  believe that businesses like yours are critical to communities. Small and medium businesses are the beating heart of villages, towns, high streets and wider communities across the region and one of our jobs is to support and promote them. E-Factor know you believe this too! Now you have an opportunity to share your thoughts on this subject….

E-Factor and peak b are doing a wide ranging piece of research this Winter on how small businesses impact local communities in North East Lincolnshire and they would love your thoughts on this. The details are below and you could even win a prize just for taking part. This research will inform a report to be issued in April 2019, and you will be invited to a presentation of the results at that time.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete

Please click here to take the survey

Two respondents will be picked at random to win a either a Food Hamper from Waltham Kitchen packed with locally sourced produce, or a case of Craft ales from Docks Beers brewery.  

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Have Your Say on Greater Lincolnshire’s Local Industrial Strategy

The closing date for responses is 1st March 2019. 

Do you want to help shape the future the Greater Lincolnshire economy?

To kick off the new year, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is calling for businesses, public sector organisations, education providers, councils and third parties to submit their views on the evidence base used to develop the Local Industrial Strategy last month.

As part of the process, the LEP wants to hear from stakeholders across Greater Lincolnshire.  The call has been made after the LEP was given the go-ahead by the Government to develop its own Local Industrial Strategy last month.

Once implemented next year, the Local Industrial Strategy will set out the LEP’s economic priorities through to 2030 and beyond.

for more information and to view the survey please click here.

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