North East Lincolnshire

A new fly-tipping CCTV campaign has been launched in North East Lincolnshire after a number of incidents in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Environmental enforcement officers at North East Lincolnshire Council wish to speak to a number of people about the offences and has released CCTV images in connection with the incidents.

They need the public’s help to identify the individuals caught on camera – view the images and fill out an online report here, quoting the reference number on the image. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fine.

The council needs help to identify this man and woman, who it wants to speak to in connection with a fly-tipping offence on Lancing Way in Grimsby on March 11, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Environmental enforcement officers want to speak to this man in connection with a fly-tipping offence at the recycling banks on Cromwell Road in Grimsby on May 26, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Council workers cleared 286.6 tonnes of fly-tipped rubbish 2020, with the disposal of the waste costing the authority £72,053.

Last year the council also handed out a total of 67 fixed penalty notices, with more cases due to be hard in court. Of these, 53 people were fined £400 for fly-tipping. Another 11 were fined £100 for littering offences.

North East Lincolnshire Council spends tens of thousands of pounds in disposal costs alone for fly-tipped waste each year. The total budget for street cleansing is around £1.5 million per year.

Help is needed to identify these people, who the council wish to speak to in connection with an offence in St Peter’s Avenue car park in Cleethorpes on May 18, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Can you help identify these people in connection with an offence at the recycling banks on Fisherman’s Wharf in Grimsby on May 3, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, said: “Dumping rubbish illegally makes the area look a mess and harms wildlife.

“Most people manage their waste well and I’d like to thank everyone for the way they are helping us by taking responsibility for their waste during the pandemic.

“Fly-tipping is a crime and the council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice.

“Where we find enough evidence, we will take offenders to court where the penalties can be much harsher.”

Can you help identify this man in connection with a fly-tipping offence in Wharton Street in Grimsby on April 15, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Environmental enforcement officers wish to identify these people in connection with a fly-tipping offence in St Peter’s Avenue Car Park in Cleethorpes on May 18, 2020. | Photo: NELC

Help is needed to identify these two men, who the council want to speak to in connection with a fly-tipping offence in Larch Crescent in Grimsby on August 2, 2020. | Photo: NELC

One of the best ways to stop organised fly-tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take the waste away.

Check the Environment Agency’s waste carrier register here or by calling 03708 506 506.

Docks Beers have celebrated Grimsby Town’s first win of 2021 by releasing a beer in honour of the club.

The North East Lincolnshire based brewery released the beer called ‘Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Fish’ to pay homage to the chant sung by the Mariners’ fans.

The beer is a 4.2% hazy session pale ale, described as delivering a “tropical fruit hit with every sip”, according to Mike Richards, the head brewer at Docks Beers.

The brewers are big Grimsby fans and wanted to capture the town’s spirit with this beer. | Photo: Docks Beers

It has been released following the team’s League Two victory over Crawley Town, their first win in ten matches, and Docks Beers even dropped some cases off to the team for their journey home.

Goalkeeper James Mckeown was one of the players who tried out the beer, and he said: “The can design looks cool and the beer tastes great.

“It was awesome of the Docks Beers team to drop off some samples for the team.

“We look forward to a couple of cans after the match on Saturday. Let’s hope the result against Harrogate warrants a celebratory drink”.

Also, a glass depicting the clap fish slogan and geometric fish pattern has been created to accompany the 330ml can.

A Grimsby Town inspired beer was made due to the close connection the brewers have with the club, marketing manager Jack Johnson explains.

The players have tasted it, and now it’s available for customers. | Photo: Docks Beers

He said: “The Mariners are our local club and they are close to the hearts of so many of our staff and customers.

“The team and fans have been through the wringer on the pitch and off it over the last few months, but with the first win of 2021 under our belt and the real possibility of new ownership very soon, things finally seem to be on the up!

“It feels like there’s no better time to toast the future of the black and whites and we wanted to accentuate the positive with this beer.”

The cans and glass are both available from docks beers.com or the taproom shop on King Edward Street in Grimsby, which is open 12pm-6pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Residents in North East Lincolnshire will be able to recycle more items in their bins as of next month.

The council said that from March 8, households can put clean plastic pots, as well as tubs and trays, in their grey recycling bin or orange box.

Previously, bottles were the only plastics that could go in the grey bin or orange box, but these options have now been expanded.

It is part of a new scheme to encourage people in the area to recycle more and reduce the district’s carbon footprint.

Items such as yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs and food trays will be included in the newest recycling plans, though they must be clean and all films or lids should be removed.

New collection calendars will also be introduced for the majority of households in North East Lincolnshire from Monday, March 8.

People can check the new dates on the council website via a postcode checker.

It is believed that the increase in recycling means the demand for bigger general household rubbish bins will reduce over time.

Despite this, the frequency of green bin collections will not change and garden waste collections will stay largely the same.

Smaller bins for household waste will gradually be phased in for residents, such as when a damaged bin needs replacing or for a new build property.

North East Lincolnshire council has assured residents that 240 litre green bins will not be removed and replaced by smaller 180 litre bins.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “People told us they wanted to recycle more types of plastic when we consulted on our waste strategy last winter.

“Now we’re expanding the types of household plastics people can recycle at home.

“We’re already seeing big increases in the amount of recycling we’re collecting since we introduced the new bins.

“By recycling more, we can help protect the environment, help tackle climate change and reduce our carbon footprint.”

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