Precept Survey for NEL Community- Police Funding 2021/22 – Give Your Views

From The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner:

Please would you take the survey yourself and share the opportunity with your networks for the forthcoming precept decision on the cost of the Policing element of your council tax. The closing date is 22nd January 2021 – just next week. (Apologies previous email may have said 29th)

The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Keith Hunter, is asking residents to give their views about police funding in an online survey.

Many thanks for your support with this.

Best regards

North East Lincolnshire Council Budget consultation- have your say

Deadline 29th January 2021

From North East Lincolnshire Council:

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking residents, businesses and organisations to give their view on the authority’s budget proposals for the next financial year.

An online consultation being launched today (Dec 22nd) is inviting people to have their say on issues and activities important to them in the local area.

“It’s been a hugely difficult year, not only for the our residents and businesses, but for the Council itself and the economic impact will be felt for some years to come,’’ said Cllr Stan Shreeve, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Finance and Resources.

Click here for more information.

Council Tax Precept – Would You Pay More For Your Fire Service?

Deadline 18th January 2021

From Humberside Fire & Rescue:

Would you pay between 10p to a maximum of 29p more a month, dependant on Council Tax band, in 2021 to 2022? To find out more and to have your say, visit our website at:

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 18 January 2021 and the results will be presented at the Fire Authority meeting on 12 February. 

An increase in the Council Tax Precept for 2021/2022 would raise an additional £470k per year. 

What would the additional funding from the Council Tax Precept increase translate into? 

A full-time fire engine and crew costs £1.34m per year, a two engine on-call station costs £400k per year, ten Public Safety Advocates cost £330k per year and ten support roles cost £290k per year.

Without the additional funding, we would need to make reductions to the service that you currently receive. 

It’s YOUR fire service, so have YOUR say.

Message Sent By
Jonathan Clark (Fire and Rescue Service, Public Safety Communications Manager, Humberside)

If you have any information requested, please contact us via 101 or 999 in an emergency

Have your say on Direct Payments

Deadline 31st December 2020

North East Lincolnshire Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Navigo and focus independent adult social work are thinking about making some changes to the way we make direct payments, and the way we help people who get direct payments. We are asking people to tell us what they think about our ideas for change.

Click here for more information and the survey.

Together for Childhood Professionals Survey

Together for Childhood is a NSPCC project that brings organisations, agencies and local people across the whole community together to prevent abuse and neglect in families facing adversity, including alcohol and drug misuse, mental health issues and domestic abuse.

Together for Childhood are inviting professionals to take part in a short survey as part of Together for Childhood. The hope is to learn how confident people in a wide range of roles and sectors feel about identifying, responding to and preventing child abuse, and what extra support might be helpful.

Click here for the survey.

Digital Access – Covid-19, Community Response and Recovery

Deadline 27th November 2020

For those who are digitally and socially excluded, this is a concerning time as people struggle to access critical online services like finding up-to-date and accurate information, accessing health advice and services, welfare services and buying essentials online. 

As part of North East Lincolnshire’s Covid-19 response and recovery, North East Lincolnshire Council want to work with the VCSE sector to develop and understand digital access and skills amongst our communities.  If your organisation is providing digital access support of any kind please complete this quick survey – it only takes 2-3 minutes.     

Please complete here

Our Place Our Future Survey

Deadline 15th February 2021

Update from North East Lincolnshire Council:

Many organisations have come together to re-launch Our Place Our Future, a survey for people who live or work in North East Lincolnshire.

Help us to understand how it feels to live and work in our area, the services that you use and the activities you undertake. What you tell us will help us to measure where you feel things are improving or getting worse, and understand how we can work better with you to tackle challenges and make the most of arising opportunities.

Your views are important and will be used to influence decisions, services and funding bids to help create a better North East Lincolnshire.

This survey can be completed over the phone. Please call 01472 324380 to arrange a suitable time.

This survey closes on 15th February and you can give your views here:

To all ICS/STP and local Stakeholders with an interest in digital inclusion

From the mHabitat Team:

The Phase 3 NHS response to Covid19 letter sent from NHS England/Improvement to all NHS Leaders on 31 July 2020 specifically highlights the need to ensure that digitally enabled care pathways increase inclusion. For the purposes of this research we are calling this and the breadth of digital inclusion initiatives ‘Inclusive Digital Transformation’.

mHabitat* is working with NHSX to find out more about the current picture of ‘Inclusive Digital Transformation’ in a health and care context at an Integrated Care System (ICS)/Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) level and at a local level across the country. 

According to the Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2020 9 million struggle to use digital in the UK and the people most likely to be digitally excluded are also more likely to need health and care services. Barriers are complex and multi-faceted. This complexity means that one size does not fit all and there will be many different approaches and activities. 

Inclusive Digital Transformation means purposefully working together to co-design inclusion into digital transformation at a strategic and delivery level to ensure that everyone benefits from digitally enabled health and care. 

 The first stage of our research is two surveys. We will analyse these surveys and carry out a small number of deep dive interviews. We will be sharing the findings in due course. We hope this information will be useful at a local level and that it will shine a spotlight on good practice and enable useful connections to be made at a local and national level.  

Please do complete the relevant surveys and share with appropriate colleagues and networks.

Inclusive Digital Transformation Locality Survey

We are inviting local stakeholders to complete a short survey to find out what digital inclusion activities are being delivered at a local level across the country.

We expect the survey to take 5 -10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing this survey is 11 November 2020. If you want to find out more about us or get in touch go to our website, follow us on twitter or email us at

E-scooter trial in North East Lincolnshire

From Engie:

As part of the response to the longer-term impacts of COVID-19, North East Lincolnshire Council is considering hosting a year-long trial of the use of e-scooters on local roads in partnership with the Department for Transport and electric scooter (e-scooter) company, Ginger. We are contacting you today to seek your views regarding this potential  trial.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a few minutes to follow the link and  complete the short survey that will help us develop our response to the Department for Transport.

During the trial, it is proposed that:

  • E-scooters will be available for hire (for around £2 for 20 minutes hire) from a network of parking sites across the area to registered users aged over 18 with a valid  full or provisional driving license.
  • Access to e-scooters will be via the Ginger mobile phone app.
  • E-scooters will remain ‘on-hire’ to an individual user until returned to any of the designated parking sites. 
  • E-scooters will be restricted to a maximum of 11.5 mph.
  • E-scooters will be permitted to use roads with speed limits of 30mph or less only, on-road cycle paths and  shared cycle/footways but NOT pedestrian only footways. 
  • The operational area will be limited geographically, so e-scooters will stop working if taken into any defined ‘no-go’ area such as the Victoria Street pedestrianised area in Grimsby town centre.
  • The trial only covers hire e-scooters and the use of private e-scooters on public roads will remain illegal.

The trial will remain under regular review and your views may be requested periodically throughout this trial period.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the potential e-scooter trial, please email me at .

Closing date for responses is 12noon on Wednesday 21st October 2020.

Can you help provide Sector Support North East Lincolnshire Partnership (SSNEL) and Locality with some information? It will take about 5 minutes of your time!

Locality is a national organisation that supports community organisations to thrive. They are working with North East Lincolnshire Council and Sector Support to increase appropriate and supported Community Asset Transfers (CAT) in Grimsby and the surrounding areas. Locality has been funded by Power to Change to undertake this work.   

We would like to understand if your organisation/group is interested in Community Asset Transfer, needs support to sustain or manage the property that you use, or just simply has an interest in this topic.  

We would also like to know the types of agreement that groups have to use a property for their community activity.   

Why? Completing this survey will help us to tailor our support workshops to your needs in the future and/or increase supported and appropriate community asset transfers. 

Some of you may ask, ‘What is a Community Asset Transfer (CAT)?’    

A community asset can be buildings or land which are used for the well-being or social interest of the local community.  Community Asset Transfer’ (CAT) refers specifically to a piece of land or a building moving from public ownership or management to community ownership or management.  

To take part in this survey

Thank you for your time.