NELC: Rolling out new recycling bins

The release has been published on the 8th July and NELC want to let people know what is happening as it will be a change for the communities a lot of the local groups work with.

They’re encouraging people to sign up for email updates at:

Anyone who currently has an assisted collection will see it continue as normal with the new service. People can request an assisted collection at

At the end of the release is a downloadable copy of the letter they’re sending to all households next week and the instruction booklet that will be delivered with the new bins.

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Lincolnshire Better Business for All

Trading Standards in Lincolnshire has produced this toolkit.

Lincolnshire Better Business for All Toolkit of resources is to help businesses become COVID-secure, resume trading safely and protect staff and customers as lockdown is eased.  

This toolkit aims to provide businesses with the information needed about their regulatory and legal responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will make it quicker and easier for you to locate the information needed to restart business safely, rather than having to visit lots of different websites and organisations in order to locate the advice and guidance relevant to a particular question.

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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:

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

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Climb4 – Creative Arts Holiday Club

Available for vulnerable children and children of key workers- only £6 per day meeting fully COVID-19 Regulations.

Climb4 have been fortunate to secure some Children in Need funding to provide of fully  COVID -19 secure holiday club for children aged 5-16.

Please see link below for information:

Contact them via email or facebook to book- payment on booking to secure places.

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The National Business Response Network (Covid-19)

The National Business Response Network is free to access online – businesses can log any offers and charitable based / community organisations can also log any requests for support.

Please note, unfortunately they cannot accept any requests for funding or PPE 

The National Business Response Network was launched in April by Business in the Community, (opens in a new tab) a charity, and part of The Prince’s Responsible Business Network. The network focuses its activity on four key areas helping communities navigate their way through the coronavirus pandemic:

Food: Ensuring people have continued access to food

Technology: Support to enable children to continue learning, and older people to stay connected to families

Community support: Support to vulnerable groups and older people to enable continued access to food, healthcare, social interaction and other essentials

Small businesses: Creating resources with advice and practical tools specifically for small businesses; providing business continuity and wellbeing support through mentoring for small businesses

To date, food has been by far the most matched request with offers of support from businesses.

Examples of matches made during April and May:

  • an airline catering company who have donated over 100,000 meals, many delivered by airport staff volunteers, to communities in Greater Manchester.
  • a donation of 55,000 cakes to small community organisations across seven UK regions
  • delivery of 100 laptops to the Reach Academy and LEAP Federation, two community organisations in London which split the laptops between 6 primary schools.
  • 40 large freezers donated to foodbanks across the country, including £50 in vouchers to each food bank to start filling the freezers.
  • donation of essential stationery to schools and communities across the UK.

Community organisations in need of help and businesses wanting to offer their support can visit the National Business Response Network online board of needs and offers here (opens in a new tab)

For further information please contact  or alternatively call 07912 274169

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Nominations open for the virtual volunteer awards 2020

Deadline 31st July 2020

Update from Smile Foundation:

We realise the event cannot be held in the same way it was last year with the current COVID19 pandemic we are all living through .

However, we also know how many amazing volunteers are still out there doing amazing things and have done for many years before this pandemic, and will continue for many years after. We want to recognise them and their efforts and outstanding achievements, across all types of volunteering in our community. The awards open to all volunteers who have been volunteering across the last 12 months.

We want to bring all the truly fantastic volunteering together under one roof (or via one live steam!) and then tell the world how great our region’s volunteers are!

The event will take place virtually via live stream, on 8th October at 4pm and will be able to watch and cheer on the nominees via Facebook and YouTube. There will be 10 awards plus a special Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. 

We are delighted to be joined once again by Headline Event Partners, Nisa Local’s charity, Making a Difference Locally and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

You can enter online, via paper entry form or via a video submission. This is something new we have introduced for 2020 and we’d love to see you all talking so proudly about your volunteers, or about your own volunteering.

Nominations are now being accepted and we want to hear from you – who are the special volunteers deserving recognition? Full details:

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Free resuable face-shields for community organisations in NEL

The University of Hull has donated 200 reusable face shields for use by the voluntary and community sector in North East Lincolnshire, and SSNEL are now assisting with the distribution of this equipment alongside Navigo, who have kindly agreed to carry out deliveries.

If you are a VCS organisation that has staff or volunteers that are currently working with members of the public, or if you are planning to re-open some services that require face-to-face contact in the near future, please email Amy Hallett You will need to give your group’s name, a contact name and telephone number, and the volume you require – to a maximum of 5 per organisation. We will add your name to a list and contact you regarding delivery.

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Quick Look document to help organisations identify which of the governments ‘Working Safely’ guidance documents are relevant

Sector Support NEL Partnership have created a Quick Look document to help organisations identify which of the governments ‘Working Safely’ guidance documents are relevant.

This document is a ‘quick look’ at what activities the governments ‘working safely’ guidance supports, it also includes links to relevant pages. You should be able to take a ‘quick look’ at the information and check if it is relevant to your organisation – it isn’t always obvious from the guidance titles!

The information will be updated as new guidance emerges.

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North East Lincolnshire Council Prevent online resources

This document contains links to useful documents and training, all divided into time slots so even if you only have 10 minutes spare there is something to help increase your knowledge of Prevent.

Please use it to help yourself and those within your organisation to increase knowledge and awareness around Prevent.

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Third Sector Trends in Yorkshire and the Humber 2020

Third Sector Trends surveys of the voluntary and community sector in the North of England began in 2010. Initially, the study’s focus was North East England and Cumbria. This was extended to Yorkshire and Humber in 2013 and then to the whole of North West England in 2016. In 2019 a supplementary and smaller-scale study was undertaken across the remainder of England and Wales to provide scope comparative analysis.

To read the full report and finding, please click here.

Alternatively, their website is:

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