Saturday, 21 July 2018

CLEETHORPE WOMAN'S BUS-CAFE PLAN FOR RESORT BOATING LAKE



A TWO-year permission has been granted for a bus-café to be sited on the car park at Cleethorpes Boating Lake.

The bus will be a double-decker adapted for catering purposes.

The catering entrepreneur behind the scheme is Emma Cozens, of Sandringham Road, Cleethorpes.

Her application did not go before the planning committee was approved until June 22, 2020, by NELC planning case officer Lauren Birkwood under delegated powers.

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THE planning green light has been given for the Abbey Vet Centre at the junction of Bargate and Augusta Street to be extended.

The project involves extensions, alterations and conversion of garage to provide new veterinary
facilities.

There will be night duty staff accommodation and additional work space on the first floor
first floor

A  boundary wall and pillars at the  Augusta Street entrance will be replaced.

The successful applicant is Dr Dr Jacqueline Buck

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Addaction has been given the planning go-ahead to change the use of the second floor of Viking House, at 51 Church Street, Grimsby, from offices to a clinic. The application approved by planners was submitted by Miss Annabel Blackett

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

FORMER COUNCIL LEADER IN SAND PROTEST

                                                          


FORMER NELC leader Cllr Keith Brookes is set to  protest about the accumulation of windblown sand in his Haverstoe ward when he attends this week’s full council meeting.


The sand pile-up has made an important path at the rear of Cleethorpes Leisure Centre almost impassable for cyclists, wheelchair-users, others with disabilities and parents wheeling pushchairs.


At Thursday’s meeting, Cllr Brookes  will demand that the matter is dealt with “as a matter of urgency”.

DEMAND FOR UPDATE ON TOLLBAR ROUNDABOUT







THE leader of   NELC's Conservative Group will this week demand  an update on the administration's controversial plan to replace the Tollbar roundabout (pictured) with traffic lights.

This is what Cllr Philip Jackson will say at Thursday's meeting of NELC:

"At full council on 22 March is was resolved that the future of Tollbar roundabout would be referred back to cabinet for further consideration.  

"Four months later, we have heard nothing and the uncertainty remains. 

"What is the current situation?”

ECOLOGY OFFICER'S UPDATE ON CLEETHORPES SALTMARSH




AN update has been provided on the saltmarsh (pictured) that, in recent years, has been edging closer to the sandy central beach in Cleethorpes.

A brief report by North East Lincolnshire Council’s ecology officer, Mike Sleight, is due to be considered at a tourism scrutiny panel meeting on Thursday of this week.

In it, he says of the position as of June 27 this year: “The saltmarsh over the last year has receded somewhat and no saltmarsh was dug up last year.

“However, this growing season has seen some tufts of grass sprout up, and these have
been removed by Beach Safety.”

Mr Sleight goes on to sound an upbeat note on the orchids on the dunes south of the leisure centre.

“They have had an excellent season, recovering well after the tidal surge of 2013.

“We always claim some of the best wildflower areas in northern Lincolnshire, and this has proved the case this year.”

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HOPES FADE ON CLEETHORPES SUNDAY MARKET PROPOSAL

                                                                    

PLANS to establish a Cleethorpes market on the second Sunday of every month look likely to be shelved.

The council had thought vibrancy might have been created by setting up on the car park at The Knoll (pictured).

However, a working group has concluded that it would not be commercially viable and should not, therefore, be recommended for cabinet consideration.

PLANNING GO-AHEAD LIKELY FOR PROPOSED SEAFRONT CAFE REVAMP



A PROPOSED rebuild of the Kingsway Kiosks café-restaurant on  Cleethorpes seafront is set to be approved at tomorrow’s meeting of North East Lincolnshire Council planning committee.

Adjacent to the leisure centre, this is a popular attraction for residents and visitors, but proprietors Andrew and Jenny McCluskey are keen to enhance and enlarge it based on a design commissioned from Adam Fulton of local firm Hodson Architects.

Some esidents at Chandos, the apartment block (pictured) on the other side of the road, have expressed concerns over potential noise nuisance, but senior planning officer Cheryl Jarvis does not believe these are sufficient to warrant refusing the plan, especially since it is a revision of one that has already been approved.

She is recommending that councillors approve the application.


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A NEW gym could soon be opening on the Wilton Road Industrial Estate in Humberston.

Cleethorpes man Luke Tarbatt wants to convert  Premier Business Unit 1 for the benefit of keep-fit enthusiasts.

His application is being recommended for approval by case officer Lauren Birkwood when it goes before North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

RECALLING A NIGHT OF DEVASTATION IN GRIMSBY AND CLEETHORPES

WERE the rumblings of Saturday night's mini-earthquake in North East Lincolnshire, a reminder from Nature of an important 75th anniversary that falls on Thursday  of this week?

The town had mostly been unscathed by World War Two enemy aircraft raids until between 1am and 1.30am on June 14,1943, when numerous bombs of various types were dropped across Grimsby and  Cleethorpes.

According to the records, worst affected areas included the business area of the Fish Docks and residential areas of Freeman Street, Victoria Street, and Cleethorpe Road. 

Some  99 people died and 184 were seriously injured during this attack.

However, news of the raid was censored to prevent the 
Luftwaffe knowing the extent  of death and destruction that had been caused by their high explosive, incendiary and butterfly bombs.

It is not known if this night of tragedy will be commemorated at any church or civic event in the borough.

See also:
http://grimsbynews.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-terrible-night-for-grimsby-and.html