Third Sector Resilience Survey

A survey organised by a group of voluntary sector infrastructure organisations was sent out earlier this year when Covid restrictions were implemented across the country. The aim was to look at the impact the crisis was having on the voluntary sector, and how it was responding to community need. This survey follows up on some of the themes of the last one and we would be grateful if groups could take the time to complete it. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t fill out the first one, and it can be completed by small, medium or large organisations.

The survey allows us to get crucial data on how the sector is coping, and to look at issues like funding, redundancies and future needs. Having this data for each area and for the Yorkshire and Humber region as a whole allows us to speak to funders and national bodies on the sector’s behalf. It is anonymous and should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/62DHY8/

Corporation Bridge Refurbishment Survey

Deadline 25th September 2020

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are pleased to announce the £4.967m scheme to refurbish Corporation Road Bridge, with major structural works and features to bring the bridge back to its original design and they’re interested in your views on how you think it should look.

This survey will help them get some early feedback on how the bridge could look in the future.

Click here for the survey.

Survey – Supporting our local communities as we progress through Covid-19 impact and recovery

As lockdown eases organisations and groups are starting to return to delivering services and activities but in different ways – some of you continued and adapted your activities to respond to the impact of the pandemic.

Sector Support North East Lincolnshire Partnership (SSNEL) is working with North East Lincolnshire Council to identify the support being provided to individuals and local communities as we progress through Covid-19 impact and recovery.  Please help us to do this by completing our survey:

Click here for the survey

The survey will allow us to gather information about what your organisation/group is doing now, plans for the near future and how individuals or groups affected by/recovering from the Covid-19 impact can access your services, for the following:

  • Food services – food parcels, hot meals, shopping, delivery and collection
  • Befriending – telephone support for vulnerable, older or lonely, families or specific groups
  • Doorstep visits – wellbeing checks/social isolation visits
  • Advice – including welfare benefits & debt
  • Prescription & medication – collection and delivery
  • Housing and/or Tenancy support services  
  • Employment support services
  • Mental health support services
  • Bereavement support services
  • Other services which will support individuals and local communities in their Covid-19 recovery. 

We will update our community factsheet with the information you provide.  The current version of our community factsheet can be found here https://www.sectorsupportnel.org.uk/covid-19-vcse-updates/ This document is shared widely via our website, email updates, with North East Lincolnshire Council and the Single Point of Access team.   

Help us to gather this essential information by completing this survey:

Click here for the survey

We appreciate that things are changing all the time so please keep us regularly updated on your services.  You can update your information at any time by contacting Amy Hallett, Senior Project Support Officer, amy@nbforum.org.uk

Your chance to help shape the future of Grimsby Town Centre

Sent on behalf of Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader, North East Lincolnshire Council

Good morning and I hope this email finds you well.

I am writing to you today to ask for your support in helping North East Lincolnshire to secure millions of pounds from Central Government that will enable the transformation of Grimsby Town Centre.

Monies totalling £25m have been ‘ring-fenced’ for projects in Grimsby’s central area as the next stage of the ‘Town Deal’ gathers pace. As you may be well aware, Grimsby is one of 101 urban areas across the country to be part of an expanded national Towns Fund programme.

To enable those funds to be secured, the council is creating a ‘Great Grimsby Masterplan and Investment Plan’. This will outline regeneration projects that need these funds and which residents and businesses want to see developed over the next five years.  It is separate to the bid that will be submitted later this month for £25m from the Future High Streets Fund, (FHSF), details of which were released a few weeks ago.

It is vital that our Masterplan and Investment Plan has buy-in, input and support from people like you, who live, work or spend their spare time locally. Your views will help to shape it into a vision for Town Centre transformation.

From Wednesday, 15 July until 22 July, we are asking if you will help us by going online at https://virtualengage.arup.com/grimsby-town-centre/ where you will find a virtual presentation, explaining everything you need to know about the Masterplan’s creation and how you can help, along with the survey to complete. All survey respondents are being put into a draw with four £25 Top Town Market shopping vouchers to be won.

If you want any further information please email consultation@nelincs.gov.uk or phone 01472 32 4602 and my colleagues will be happy to help in any way they can.

Thank you for your continued support and together we can make a positive difference to our town.

NELincs Community Safety Partnership wants to hear your views on crime prevention and community safety

Safer and Stronger Communities update:

North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership wants to hear your views on crime prevention and community safety.

The partnership is asking people who live and work in the borough to help set its priorities for the next three years by sharing their views on crime, people and industries at risk of modern slavery and whether Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) should continue.

The Community Safety Partnership is a statutory partnership of Humberside Police, North East Lincolnshire Council, Probation service, Clinical Commissioning Group and Humberside Fire and Rescue. The data collected from the survey will be used to focus the partnership’s resources and activity on the issues having the biggest impact on the community of North East Lincolnshire.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Public consultations such as this are an important way for us to focus on the issues the community faces.

“It’s essential we listen to the views of people who live and work in the borough to give us a clearer picture of what works and what needs to change.

“By taking part, not only will you be helping us in our efforts, but more importantly doing a service to your local community.

“The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and I urge everyone to share their views so we can take the action the community wants over the coming years.”

The consultation is open between Monday 6 July 2020 and Sunday 16 August 2020 and is available at:

https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/have-your-say/#1594041290160-b62edfad-2368

If you are unable to access the survey online please contact the CSP co-ordinator at safer&stronger@nelincs.gov.uk to arrange a telephone appointment or paper copy.

SparkFund New Consultancy Opportunity

Deadline 4th August 2020

Contract value: £75,000 inclusive of VAT 

The SparkFund programme are looking to appoint a small team of specialist consultants to work directly with businesses engaging with the Grants for R&D Low Carbon strand of the SparkFund project who are experienced in the measurement and validation of carbon reduction activities relating to Innovation or Research & Development activity. 

To find out more, please click here

Or you can contact Pauline Mitchell at P.A.Mitchell@hull.ac.uk

Empty Property Strategy Consultation

Deadline 21st June 2020

Empty and derelict property present problems to communities and place a strain on public services. They can become a focal point for issues such as fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and other criminal activities.

This all places extensive demands on public services such as the Council, Police, Fire and Rescue.  This proposed strategy sets out the Councils intended approach to reduce the number of empty properties in the borough.

You can have your say here.

For further information on the supporting documents, please click here.

North East Lincolnshire Public Procurement

North East Lincolnshire Council are aware there is a perception that public procurement can be bureaucratic and difficult to navigate but we are unsure what the particular barriers or issues are.  However we are committed to improving our processes so that they evolve and are easier to access and use for both commissioners and suppliers.

They are therefore seeking feedback from local suppliers, in particular the VCS and wanted to ask about their experiences of tendering for contracts with North East Lincolnshire Council and accessing the local authority’s e-tendering system (YORtender).

NELC are also looking for volunteers to try out their new online supplier questionnaire on YORtender to ascertain whether tender documentation is easier and simpler to complete on-line rather than the current process of downloading documentation.

To feedback and/or volunteer could you e-mail procurement@nelincs.gov.uk please by the 27 March ’20.

Car Parks – Changes for Consideration

Deadline 5th March 2020

In December 2017, the North East Lincolnshire Council adopted a parking strategy which sets out a revised approach to the management of parking in the area. NELC would like to know what you think about each of these possible changes and allow you to comment on how any changes in these areas would affect you. These changes could include:

  • Short stay car parks
  • Time limits in free car parks
  • Changes to Season Ticket options
  • Overnight parking
  • New seasonal charge

They’re looking to get the public opinion on these possible changes before they take any of the ideas forward.

You can access the consultation on the NELC website here.