Local News

Fostering Virtual Information Event

North Lincolnshire Council Fostering Team are hosting a Virtual Information evening on Wednesday 25th January 6:30 – 8pm and we would love you to join, free of charge.

During the evening they will discuss all things fostering, with content delivered by their recruitment team as well as some of their experienced Foster Carers. You would be welcome to ask any questions you might have and hear honest answers from those who have personal experience.

To register your interest please click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fostering-information-evening-tickets-491617409907

New “Energy Bills Discount Scheme” for businesses announced

On 9 January 2023 the government announced a new energy scheme for businesses, charities, and the public sector, ahead of the current scheme ending in March.

The scheme will mean that all eligible UK businesses and other non-domestic energy users will receive a discount on high energy bills until 31 March 2024. For more information, please visit the Invest In North Lincolnshire Website.

2023 North Lincolnshire Business Awards

The Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards are back for 2023 and will be launched on Wednesday 18 January 2023. Entries will be open until Thursday 9 March 2023 and nominees will be announced Wednesday 22 March 2023.  For more information, and to find out how to apply, please visit the NLBA website.


For further information about road works please click on this link: https://one.network/uk

Retail Hospitality & Tourism Workshops

Fully funded Retail Hospitality & Tourism Workshops coming up. To book your place please visit Events – HEY Growth Hub (growmysme.co.uk)

North Lincolnshire Local Access Forum

North Lincolnshire Council are currently looking for new members for the North Lincolnshire Local Access Forum. Applications are invited from people with an interest in the local environment, to serve on the North Lincolnshire Local Access Forum. Local Access Forums are statutory groups who provide advice and recommendations to decision making organisations, such as councils, about improvements to public access for outdoor recreation and sustainable travel. The Forum’s role is to provide guidance and contribute towards improving opportunities for the public to enjoy North Lincolnshire’s countryside.

So, if you or someone you know would like to get involved full details and link to the application form can be found on North Lincolnshire Local Access Forum – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)Closing date 8 February 2023.

Alternatively, for further details or for an informal discussion, please contact Vikki Oxley, Democratic Services, North Lincolnshire Council, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL (tel. 01724 297155), Email: vikki.oxley@northlincs.gov.uk.

Eyes Wide Open Campaign against Fraud

Many people already know the do’s and don’ts of financial fraud and scams – the no one should ever contact you out of the blue to ask for your full PIN or password, or even make you feel pressured into moving money to another account. The trouble is, in the heat of the moment, its easy to forget this. After all, trusting people on their word is something everyone tends to do instinctively. If someone says they’re from your bank or trusted organisation, why wouldn’t you believe them?

Criminals’ use of social engineering tactics through deception and impersonation involving the criminal posing as a genuine individual or organisation and contacting the victim using a range of methods including via telephone, email and text message. Criminals also use social media to approach victims, using adverts for goods and investments which never materialise once the payment has been made.

So when you receive an email, text message or phone call,
STOP – Take a moment to stop and think before parting with money or personal information
CHALLENGE – Could it be fake? Its ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you
PROTECT – Contact your bank immediately if you think you have been the victim of a scam so they can take action to protect your money the contact Action Fraud.

Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 / Humberside Police Non-Emergency Number 101

North Lincolnshire Council January 2023 Forthcoming Meetings

Please download North Lincolnshire Council January 2023 forthcoming meetings.

For further information contact:
kathy.bright@northlincs.gov.uk or clare.bramley@northlincs.gov.uk
Occasionally meeting arrangements may have to change. Please check the North Lincolnshire
Council website for up to date information.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor

Volunteering in a Councillor role is a great way to serve the community.  Getting involved with the local council can lead to new training opportunities, meeting lots of different people, helping out at local events and making a difference in the Community in lots of different ways.  To be eligible you must be British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union, at least 18 years old and Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.  Some great reasons as suggested by the Local Government Association to become a Councillor are:

  • You can make a difference and help shape the future of the local community
  • You have concern about your local area and wanting to ensure the community gets the right services
  • You can represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account
  • You have concern about a specific issue and wanting to do something about it
  • You have good ideas for the council and community in a time of scarce resources
  • You can contribute your skills
  • You can build on other community work through a charity, voluntary group or school governing body

To apply, please email townclerk@bartonuponhumbertowncouncil.gov.uk or for more information, please call 01652 633598. Applications will be considered at the next Full Council meeting due to take place on Wednesday 18th January 2023.

Find the Reindeer Competition 2022

Find Santa’s Reindeers around the shop and business windows in Barton.

Christmas is fast approaching and to get you into the festive spirit, the Town Council will once again be launching a treasure trail around the town centre for the young and young-at-heart.

12 Reindeer have runaway and are now hiding in shop windows around the High Street, King Street, George Street and Market Place! You can start searching high and low from Monday 14 November – can you find them all? Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BartonTownCouncil for clues.

To enter the competition all you need to do is download an entry form or pick one up from the Town Council Office on Queen Street, write down all the shops which have one of our reindeer in their window and return your entry form by email, info@bartonuponhumbertowncouncil.go.uk or to the Town Council by 4pm on Monday 5 December. Don’t forget to include your name, email address and contact number.

Good Luck.