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Sleepeasy2015 - Supporting local Young People

YMCA HUMBER’S flagship fundraiser, Sleep Easy, returns to Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre for the 2015 edition of the event on Friday 30th January between 6pm and 6am.

The charity’s mammoth sleep-over will be returning to the popular North East Lincolnshire venue after a phenomenal event in 2014 that attracted a record number of 80 fundraisers to sleep out in the shopping centre car park.

Over £32,000 was raised across the Humber Region through Sleep Easy 2014, which allows YMCA Humber and its partner agencies to support the needs of homeless young people in the area.

That figure means that Sleep Easy has generated over £100,000 of funds during its four-year tenure and organisers are hopeful that will continue into the landmark fifth campaign.

Jonathan Byrne, Communications Coordinator for YMCA Humber will be taking part in his fifth Sleep Easy and is looking forward to another successful event.

He said: “Sleep Easy has really entered the public conscious and it shows how the lengths the people of the Humber Region will go to, to support those less fortunate than themselves.

“To still be able to attract the number of fundraisers we do and the amount of money we raise is nothing short of a phenomenal effort from everyone concerned across the area.

“Our event at Freshney Place in Grimsby in 2014 was our most popular one yet in the town and it was easy to see why.

New Exciting Plans for Grant Thorold Library

Two more North East Lincolnshire community-run library services will open early in the new year

The council run service at Grant Thorold Library will close on Wednesday, December 24.

Recently formed local group, Your Community Hub, will take over the running of both Humberston and Grant Thorold libraries from the council, with Humberston reopening for book lending on Monday, January 12. It is intended that Grant Thorold will reopen later in January on a date to be announced by Your Community Hub.

Your Community Hub is run by Nathan and Melissa Taylor and Emma Harper. Included on the board of the not-for-profit community interest group are representatives of Havelock Academy and Humberston School.

Nathan Taylor, representing Your Community Hub, said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to take over the running of these libraries and look forward to working with the community to ensure these venues remain the busiest public spaces in the area.

“We hope to have Humberston fully functional by February 2 and we are working with a number of partners to get Grant Thorold fully open with a range of services by this date also.

“We are still looking for volunteers at both locations, along with local business support, please feel free to get in touch with us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


101 - the number to remember

 Humberside – 101: The easy to remember police number

The Home Office has launched a UK-wide campaign to highlight 101 – the number to call to contact local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland when it’s not an emergency.

You may have concerns you want to report to the police but it’s not always appropriate to call 999, and that’s why the Home Office is reminding the public they should dial 101 when they want to get through to the police.

For more information click on the following link and see what it is all about: http://www.police.uk/news/101-easy-remember-police-number/


What to do with your Green Waste this winter

Garden waste collection suspended over winter months in North East Lincolnshire

The collection of garden waste bins across North East Lincolnshire will stop after November 28, as winter sets in.

The amount of garden waste generated by residents falls considerably over the winter months, so as in previous years, the collections will be suspended until week beginning Monday, March 2, 2015.

While the service is suspended, garden waste can be taken to the Community Recycling Centres at Queens Road Immingham and Estuary Way in Grimsby.

Both sites are open every day from 8am to 6pm, except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when they close early at 4pm and Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when they are closed all day.

For dates of when your garden waste collections will finish and resume visit the online collection calendar at www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/recycling-rubbish-waste/next-collection


Humberside Police launch Christmas advent calender

Don’t have a nightmare before Christmas – Launch of Operation Yuletide

The countdown to Christmas is underway and we at Humberside Police want to make sure it’s a memorable one for all the right reasons.

Humberside Police’s gift to you this Christmas is a raft of useful hints, tip and information designed to help keep you, your homes and your property safe.

Today, the start of the advent period, our virtual advent calendar is being launched. To access the Yuletide calendar click here www.billysadventcalendar.co.uk

Behind each window of the calendar you will find useful messages, images and videos that are aimed at helping to keep you safe and sound throughout the holiday season.

Working with our partners in the four local authorities around the force area as well as Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the NHS, Victim Support, Crimestoppers and a number of other organisations we hope that the messages we send out help everyone living in the communities we serve to enjoy Christmas.

Alongside the calendar, a range of policing initiatives and activity will be taking place across the force area tackling crimes including burglary, shop theft, domestic violence, responsible drinking, vehicle crime, drink driving and more.

Humberside Police will be talking about our campaigns and operations on Twitter and Facebook so follow them @Humberbeat and look out for the hashtag #xmascrime, like Humberside Police page www.facebook.com/humberbeat


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