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Bring and Buy Sale at N E Lincs Community Recycling Centre

Newlincs Ltd. run the Community Recycling Centre (or the tip) on Estuary Way off Gilbey Road, Grimsby.

Their staff rescue good items from people taking them to the tip (with the tippers permission of course) and put them in a sale on the last Friday of the month. Generally takings exceed £1,000 every time.

There are all sorts of things in a general sale e.g. soft toys, furniture, bikes, pictures, pottery, games, garden ornaments, toiletries sets,etc¦.. (not electrical/white goods).

Bikes and childrens scooters are a permanent feature and if it is wet in the morning sometimes rain stops play for the furniture etc and the only things that can be put out for sale are the bikes. Check the morning weather before you turn up. Bikes are sold from £5 for a child £7.50 teen size and from £10 for an adults. Bikes that have been restored to good working condition will be sold on for £20/£30 depending on model and condition.

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We need your views

Have your say on Fire and Rescue Service efficiency options

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a range of options to help Humberside Fire and Rescue Service meet budget challenges.

Like most public sector organisations, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has seen its budget reduce significantly over recent years and this is set to continue. It is predicted that the organisation will need to make further savings of £5.5m by 2016.

A range of options has been developed to reduce the cost of the operational part of the service. Throughout July, engagement sessions were held to gather views of staff and the public on a wide range of options across the Service area. Following this engagement, the Fire Authority approved consultation on a number of those options as well as some new options that have been developed as a result of suggestions made by participants during that process.

Open public events are now taking place as part of a formal 12-week consultation period. Members of the community are urged to come along to have their say and learn more about the Operational Efficiency Programme. The areas affected by the options are Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Waltham, Immingham and Hull.


Beware of Cold Callers - Advice from Shoreline

Be wary of cold callers selling security alarms

Trading Standards officers have issued a warning about a security alarm company operating in the area.

A complaint has been received from a home owner who was sold an alarm system for £99 after a cold call from a telephone salesperson.

The call was made on a Monday, the trader visited on Tuesday and the alarm was fitted on Wednesday, not really giving the consumer time to think about it.

It was only at the time of the visit that the consumer was told there was a charge of £29.15 per month for the next five years for the alarm to be monitored.

Several complaints were made to Trading Standards about the same company last year after it offered alarms for free to mostly older people but then charged a hefty installation fee.

Neil Clark, Community Protection Manager responsible for Trading Standards at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "Our advice is that if an offer sounds too good to be true, then there's probably a catch. In this case the catch was a service charge of £1,749 across five years for an alarm system that was sold for £99."

Cllr Hazel Chase, portfolio holder for Safer and Stronger Communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "This is yet another scam that the public should be wary of. It is so very easy to be duped by cold callers so I stress again to the Public feel free to say 'no' at the earliest opportunity and avoid being ripped-off. It's the safest option and much easier than agreeing to a visit from a highly skilled salesperson giving you the hard sell."

If you've been ripped-off by a rogue trader or want advice on consumer protection, contact Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506 or online at www.adviceguide.org.uk



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Road Safety Workshops for Young People



In support of Road Safety Week (Mon 18 to Sun 24 Nov), Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is delivering road safety workshops to young people across Humberside.

This year the Service asks drivers to pledge to tune in to road safety by keeping focused on the task in hand, and never putting themselves and others in danger for the sake of a phone call, text or other activity that can wait.

Louise Marritt, Road Safety Team Leader at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service explained:

In addition to our usual core engagement and education activities, throughout Road Safety Week we will be particularly appealing to drivers to turn off their phones and never attempt to multi-task at the wheel.


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