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New Garth Lane footbridge under construction

THE huge structures that will together form Garth Lane’s new centrepiece footbridge are being constructed at a specialist workshop. By the end of March, the new bridge will be in position across the River Freshney as the £3.5m grant-funded transformation…

1 month ago
Fishermen’s Memorial Statue returns to St James Square

GRIMSBY’S fishing community and its supporters have welcomed the return of the town’s Fishermen’s Memorial Statue to St James’ Square as the transformation of this key public space reaches its final stages. They have also highlighted the memorial’s importance and…

2 months ago
Wildlife to benefit from Novartis legacy

A LEGACY to Novartis Grimsby will take the shape of a unique wildlife site, which will provide industrial opportunity along the South Humber Bank in the decades ahead. When the pharmaceutical giant leaves the town in December 2021 after 70-years…

2 months ago
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CREATivE stART to apply for Heritage Grant

THE Great Escape, a venue where creativity inspires people to achieve their dreams, is planning to further its work on Grimsby docks’ historic Kasbah with the help of a heritage grant. With its main base within the Conservation Area, the…

2 months ago
Peanut boats, Fish Dock races and a royal visit will all feature in St James Square artwork

YOUNGSTERS swimming out to ‘peanut’ boats to pinch the cargo, 1pm Friday Fish Dock races and the day Queen Victoria visited  – just some of Grimsby’s history that is reflected in a unique pathway being installed in St James’ Square.…

3 months ago
New Garth Lane footbridge receives planning permission

GRIMSBY’S new Garth Lane footbridge will start to take shape in December as detailed work begins on its construction. With delivery and installation due in the spring, planning permission has now been passed by North East Lincolnshire Council, giving the…

3 months ago
‘Tis the season to be Loyal to Local and help the high street’

Loyal to Local team sprinkle Christmas cheer to highstreet retailers’ lockdown with the launch of the Loyal to Local Facebook Christmas Market NE Lincs. A brand new virtual Christmas market has been launched to help support North East Lincolnshire’s local…

3 months ago
Corporation Bridge in Grimsby
Grimsby Heritage Projects: what’s happening with them?

THE reinvention of a notable Grimsby building into a multi-million-pound Youth Zone is the key piece of a jigsaw puzzle, which is being completed as part of the town’s new Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). Those behind the HAZ have welcomed…

3 months ago
Call out to the creative sector in North East Lincolnshire

CDI Alliance is seeking to commission up to three North East Lincolnshire-based suppliers to deliver branding; website; and social management to the freshly launched business development programme through Grimsby Creates. Suppliers can pitch for one or all elements of the…

3 months ago
Air view of Grimsby docks which shows the dock tower fish market royal dock basin and the north wall
Grimsby’s future plans submitted to Government

SEVEN major projects in the heart of Grimsby have been submitted to Central Government as part of the Town Investment Plan. If approved, the projects will receive a slice of £25m Government cash, which has been ringfenced for investment in…

4 months ago
Trevor Harries cleaning the Fishermen's Memorial statue
Fishermen’s Memorial statue cleaned ahead of reinstallation

GRIMSBY’S Fishermen’s Memorial statue will stand proudly in its permanent St James’ Square home when it returns to the re-modelled public area in the coming weeks. The 15-year-old bronze monument, dedicated to the hundreds of men who lost their lives…

4 months ago
Riverhead Square development plans approved

A plan to reinvent Grimsby’s Riverhead Square into a safe and attractive ‘heart of the town centre’ was approved by councillors at the Cabinet meeting yesterday (4 November), following a £1m funding boost from central Government. Designs have been released…

4 months ago
Patrick outside smokehouse
Alfred Enderby named “One of Britain’s Best” in the Great British Food Awards 2020.

Press release, images and words provided by Alfred Enderby Ltd Grimsby Traditional Fish Smoker Alfred Enderby have been named overall winner in the Fish and Seafood category at this year’s Great British Food Awards for their traditional smoked haddock. The…

4 months ago
Stallingborough business park building progress

WITH the roof now on and the walls being assembled, the first building at North East Lincolnshire’s new business park is well on its way to completion. Representative of the South Humber Bank’s emergence as a green energy hub, the…

5 months ago
Grimsby’s future plans approved at Cabinet

SEVEN major projects in the heart of Grimsby will be put forward to receive a slice of £25m Government cash, which has been ringfenced for investment as part of the Towns Fund. Councillors have approved plans today (14 October) for…

5 months ago
St James Square project update – October 2020

The work at St James Square is continuing at pace. Using Scoutmoor Yorkstone, initial work concentrated on the wider footpath in front of St James’ Hotel. This reopened on Monday and allows direct access between the underpass and the Wilko’s…

5 months ago
Garth Lane Bridge ready for being lifted
Garth Lane bridge removed as area’s transformation continues

A 500-tonne crane took just 15 minutes to lift Grimsby’s Garth Lane footbridge skyward yesterday as it was taken out in preparation for the area’s transformation. With the necessary checks complete, passers-by watched as the structure that led people over…

5 months ago
Annabel McCourt photographing local people for the St James' Square artwork
Your chance to be part of the new St James’ Square artwork

GRIMSBY townsfolk are being invited to join a unique new arts project, which will form part of the transformation of St James’ Square whilst celebrating local people and their creativity. As part of the project, more than 50 people were…

5 months ago
Ground floor office looking towards the A180
SHIIP business park progress

THE development of a flagship headquarters for one of the region’s fastest-growing tech companies is progressing well at North East Lincolnshire Council’s new business park. With the steel frame now in place, work is commencing on the exterior cladding and…

5 months ago
People walking across Garth Lane footbridge
Garth Lane footbridge replacement details

THE six-month closure of Garth Lane footbridge will take effect from Monday, September 28, as work begins to replace it with a showcase five-metre-wide structure. The closure is to enable the removal of the existing bridge. Extensive works will then…

6 months ago