Posers in the Park Competition

From Sophie Pickerden – Environmental Education Officer for North East Lincolnshire Council:

We are currently running a competition throughout North East Lincolnshire that we thought your group might be interested in sharing. It Is to design a poster to go up in the parks, asking people not to litter.

There are 4 prizes of £50 to win, plus the winners will get to see their design up in the parks. It is open to all ages, and you can find more information and how to enter in the documents I have attached. 

If you would like to support the campaign by sharing the competition with your group/community, we would really appreciate it, we have attached a poster to promote the competition to display in this email.

Also, you may wish to offer to your group being a drop off point for posters and then sending them in to us in bulk, rather than every entry by your group members having to be sent in individually. This is up to you if you wish to do so, but we thought it may make it easier for everyone to get involved, as we understand not all parents have the time or money to post individual entries.

We know you do some fabulous work in your community, and so we hope you will join us in sharing the message that we all need to look after our environment.

Webinar recording: Further re-opening of village halls and community buildings from 17 May

The following webinar was delivered live on 12 May 2021 to over 120 village halls and community buildings to help them navigate the guidance around re-opening.

The webinar focuses on the further re-opening of halls allowed from 17th May. Attendees were asked to pre-submit questions and concerns relating to re-opening before the webinar. Community First Yorkshire Development Officers, Leah Furniss and Joanne Abbott, answer these questions in the webinar.

Click here to find out more.

Council’s Cabinet confirmed for 2021-22

From NELC:

The council Cabinet that will drive forward the plans for the next year has been confirmed for 2020-21 at the council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (Thursday 27 May).

The Cabinet responsibilities for this year have been confirmed as follows:

  • Cllr Philip Jackson: Leader and lead member for Town Deal, climate change and the green agenda, decarbonisation and strategic economic collaboration
  • Cllr Stan Shreeve: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources and Assets Financial strategy
  • Cllr Stewart Swinburn: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport Planning
  • Cllr Margaret Cracknell: Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care Adult social care
  • Cllr Callum Procter: Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Housing and Tourism
  • Cllr Ian Lindley: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Skills
  • Cllr Ronald Shepherd: Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities

Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of the Council, said: “We have seen lots of progress and delivery of work on the ground, and with plans around Freeports, the Future High Streets Fund and the Towns Fund starting to come together, we’ll be helping to make a real difference to the people and communities of our towns.”

In addition to the new Cabinet, the following appointments were made to Scrutiny Panels and Committees:

  • Children and Lifelong Learning: Cllr Oliver Freeston
  • Communities: Cllr Paul Sylvester
  • Economy: Cllr Tom Furneaux
  • Health and Adult Social Care: Cllr Henry Hudson
  • Tourism and the Visitor Economy: Cllr Keith Brookes
  • Planning: Cllr Stephen Harness
  • Standards and Adjudication: Cllr Karen Swinburn
  • Appointments: Cllr Philip Jackson
  • Audit and Governance: Mr Tim Render (Independent Chairman)
  • Licensing and Community Protection: Cllr Debbie Woodward

Click here for the article.

CELEBRATING the best there is in North East Lincolnshire – the Civic Awards 2021 have been launched today by the borough’s new Mayor.

From NELC:

With the main aim of shining a light on those who are truly making a difference, nine award categories focus upon the community, the environment, sport, and business. The stars of tomorrow are also highlighted, with categories especially for young people.

Officially launching the North East Lincolnshire Civic Awards, His Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough Cllr David Hasthorpe said:

“I stand here today, proud of North East Lincolnshire and its people, from our businesses to our young people, our entrepreneurs and our voluntary and community organisations. There is never a better time than now to highlight the positive and celebrate the good.”

With award medals ready the awards open today, with proud headline and individual award sponsors joining the launch at Grimsby Town Hall.

“I have to say a huge thank you to the sponsors of these first 2021 awards. I was overwhelmed with the hugely positive response when I started to look for our sponsors, who have enabled this idea to become a reality.”

The headline sponsor is burgeoning renewables firm myenergi, which is set to open its flagship new HQ at the Pioneer Business Park near Stallingborough next month.

Kate Tyrell, Corporate Events & Relationship Manager said: “Here at myenergi, we are local people running a local business and in turn we want to recognise and celebrate achievement and congratulate community kindness. In an ever-changing landscape, we also want to encourage ourselves and others to do better, aim higher and celebrate each other’s success.”

The awards: they are open NOW and will be running for nominations until January 31, 2022 with a ceremony to reveal the winners in March 2022.

Community Together Award. For individuals, community groups or organisations involved in bringing communities together through a local project or community event or who have excelled within their communities. The winner will have demonstrated how they have used others’ potential and strength to help people help themselves and others.

Sponsor: Grimsby Fish Merchants Association. Representative Simon Dwyer, said: “North East Lincolnshire has 5,500 people working every day in the fish and seafood processing community – a community that underpins the wider communities of our borough.”

Creative Excellence Award. For those who have helped raise the profile of arts in the borough, helping to make things happen and giving our communities the chance to express themselves creatively.

Sponsor: Healing Manor. Director Charlotte Bennett said: “It is so important to champion creatives in North East Lincolnshire and really showcase the incredible talent and hard work that happens across North East Lincolnshire.”

Sporting Achievement Award. For a person, group or organisation that has helped create a lasting sporting legacy, encouraged participation, and promoted sport.

Sponsor: the Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner.

Youth Sporting Achievement Award: The winner will be a young individual or youth-led community group or organisation that is helping to create a lasting sporting legacy.

Sponsor: Forrester Boyd Wealth Management: Marketing manager Alison Mitchell said: “Community engagement, sports and mental health and wellbeing are more important now than ever, so we are thrilled to see our youth recognised for their contributions.”

Environmental Achievement Award: For an individual or group that has worked to celebrate, improve, and protect the environment in which they live and who voluntarily strive to improve the outdoor environment for their communities.

Sponsor: Dalkia Wastenergy. Managing Director Sharon Hunt said: “In sponsoring this award, we wish to congratulate everyone in this area who has participated and continues to do their bit in helping to save the environment.”

 Youth Environmental Achievement Award: For an individual under 21, or a youth-led community group or organisation that has worked to protect our local environment, striving to enhance our local outdoor spaces.

Sponsor: Dalkia Wastenergy

Young Achiever Award: To celebrate an inspirational person, under 21, who has made an outstanding contribution by volunteering with the community – demonstrating leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm.

Sponsor: YMCA Humber. Head of People & Policy Kate Conway said: “We believe everybody has potential to unlock. Supporting young people to achieve their ambitions is the foundation of all the work we do at YMCA Humber.”

Business in the Community Award: This award recognises the businesses that have invested in North East Lincolnshire’s communities through sponsorship or other forms of support to make it a better place to work, play and stay.

Sponsor: E Factor Group Ltd. Managing director Mark Webb said: “We have sponsored this award because we realise how important local business is to the future of our community.”

Healthy Living Award: For an individual or community group that has improved the health and wellbeing of people or communities in North East Lincolnshire, be it physical, mental, emotional, or social.

Sponsor: Ish Fish. Company representative Garry Bainbridge said: “We believe in putting back and this fits very much with our ethos and what we are trying to achieve.”

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement: Specially selected by the Mayor and not open for public nomination, this will celebrate someone for their outstanding contribution and dedication to the borough.

Sponsor: JemBuild. Managing Director Paul Barker said: “Growing up locally and developing a construction business over the last 10 years, I am delighted to be a sponsor. I see such awards as having a hugely positive effect on those nominated – knowing they are recognised for what they do.”

To download a nomination form go to www.nelincs.gov.uk/your-council/mayor-and-civic-information

Organisations sought to run children’s holiday activities

From NELC:

A programme of activities is being designed to help take the pressure off of parents during school holidays and help to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children.

Local activity providers being sought to host free activities for school-age children, with funding available to sponsor sessions.  

The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food programme is being rolled out across England with providers being invited to apply for funding to host activities for disadvantaged children.

North East Lincolnshire Council are managing the programme and are inviting local organisations and community champions to bid for funding to host activities.

The programme is aimed at reducing social isolation, improving access to out-of-school activities for vulnerable children, and tackling so-called ‘unhealthy holidays’ by improving children’s physical health and nutrition during the school break.

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Project and Event Management workshop series – open for bookings

We are pleased to announce that we will be delivering the Project and Event Management 1 day workshop virtually across a series of 3 short workshops. 

The workshop series details and booking instructions are below:

Dates: 30th June, 7th July & 14th July 2021

Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Virtual via Teams – a link will be sent nearer the time

NOTE  – all 3 sessions should be attended

The workshop series will include the following:

  • Background to project management
  • Project / Event objectives
  • Benefits of a project plan and other planning/management tools
  • What to include and think about when planning your project or event
  • Budgeting – what to consider
  • Fundraising events; cost efficiency– will the event actually make money – cost versus return  
  • Legislation
  • Other considerations – reputation, risk assessments, accessibility, marketing, media, insurance, beneficiaries and volunteers  

The charge will be:

  • Voluntary and community sector groups with an annual turnover under £10k; whole course, 3 sessions – £18
  • Voluntary and community sector groups with an annual turnover over £10k: whole course, 3 sessions – £25
  • Voluntary and community sector groups outside North East Lincolnshire or public sector: whole course, 3 sessions £60

To book a place onto this series of 3 workshops, please click here.

Summer Fayre & Big Feast

Nunsthorpe Community Shop Hub and Café are looking at doing a Big Feast & Summer Fayre and would like to invite Partnership Organisations to work together on this to make it a great day for the Community. If you are not able to commit time they would still like you to be part of the event even if this means a stand or activity on the day

They are looking at the event taking place in the last week of the school holidays, most likely on 1st September.

In the past they have had a craft fayre in the hall and groups paid £5 for a stall, the Community Café put on free food in the café, and there were lots of free activities for the children to do such as games, crafts and a bouncy castle

The aim is to give the community a fun day and as we have all had such a bad year they would like this one to be bigger and better
Melanie Johnston, Social Impact Co-ordinator is looking at a meeting for all those involved on 7th June in the afternoon. Please contact her if you are interested in getting involved.

Melanie.Johnston@community-shop.co.uk T – 01472 276995 M – 07841048869