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Keep Me Rural

Keep Me Rural

https://www.facebook.com/groups/439904859836079/

This group has been set up to ensure everyone is aware of the potential threat of a proposed waste hub in Swinefleet, Crowle, Eastoft & surrounding villages at the Old Peatworks .

An entity called 4R propose to transport in and process human sewage, creating immense carbon footprint given it is coming from hundreds of miles.

There is no local demand for this highly controversial, toxic & failed waste produce.

Planning has been declined and 4R have lost an appeal on very narrow grounds, hence we must remain vigilant.

Closing date for objections 17th April 2020

2020 Great British Spring Clean

Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean 

 20th March to 13th April 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is calling on litter heroes to step forward once again to take part in the 2020 Great British Spring Clean. Get involved in the biggest ever litter campaign and help clean up your community – and country. 

This year, the biggest ever litter campaign includes the Easter period to hopefully allow more people to get involved in cleaning up their local area. 

The council continues to back the national campaign to inspire half a million people across the country to get outdoors, get active and help clear up rubbish that lies around us. 

Local people, community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses and town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire are being called on to join in the big clean up weekend. Join the growing army of ‘litter heroes’ who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it. 

Last year’s Great British Spring Clean was a huge success in North Lincolnshire. Around 400 volunteers rally together to collect over 1000 large bags of rubbish over the clean up period. 

The Great British Spring Clean is led by Keep Britain Tidy and they quote the following facts – 

Nationally in 2019, over 563,163 people, including 175,055 students, volunteered their time to take part in our campaign – the biggest ever! Cleaning up streets, parks and beaches, #LitterHeroes across the country have been making big improvements to the environment on their doorstep.

  • 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that’s 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.
  • Around 61% of the litter collected was ‘general waste’ and approximately 39% has been recycled (18% plastic, 21% aluminium). 
  • Over 1.1 million hours have been dedicated to the campaign – equivalent in time to 128.5 years (24/7).

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT

If you would like to get involved and organise a big clean up locally, get in touch with North Lincolnshire Council by the end of February, on 

01724 297670 or email neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk

The council can offer support including providing litter picking equipment and removing the rubbish you collect. We can also provide useful guidance for group leaders and a risk assessment template. Completion of the appropriate documentation ensures the group is covered on the Councils’ employers’ liability insurance policy.

You can also register online with Keep Britain Tidy at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk where you can download the guide, get advice and tips. This will ensure all our efforts are recognised as part of this national initiative and the litter pick will be shown on a map of the country.

When you carry out the litter pick please take photos and submit to us, along with a summary of your efforts, including the amount of bags collected. 

Andy Tate
Principal Neighbourhoods Officer
Assets and Infrastructure

andy.tate@northlincs.gov.uk

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Eastoft

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Playground Future

Eastoft Community invite you to a meeting to discuss the possibility of
renewing the playground equipment which is nearing the end of its life.

At the Village hall on 21st June @ 7:00pm

It is your village playground and we want to hear from you what YOU think
would be the best thing for the young and not so young in our village

Free The Cash for The Village Hall

Free cash is available to purchase a Hearing Loop for the Village Hall

Please vote by clicking on the link to show your support in applying for the free cash which is available but  we need to get enough support.

 

Our Village Hall Project
To install electronic equipment for the hard of hearing (loop system) and to install computer(s) and a broadband connection to enable a coffee morning to be established where those in need of help can be assisted with the internet such as the elderly and those who cannot afford an internet connection.

How will it benefit our local community?
We expect that as we as a group put on and support others to use the hall for fundraising etc. we need to take into account disabilities such as deafness. We also want to enable times when people can just gather for a coffee (and maybe cakes) and be able to be assisted to use the internet for paying bills or searching for something and have little experience of doing so. Also to enable the unemployed to access Universal Credit etc. which is becoming more online and other avenues such as libraries are closing. The Hall has recently been repainted and the next project will be an upgrade of the heating which will also use the broadband connection.

The support we have from our local community
We have great support from our community whenever functions such as quiz’s etc, are put on (last one was attended by approx 50 residents of all ages (and at least 2 deaf people). We also allow other groups to use the Hall free of charge occasionally to support them. At other times the Hall is used by residents for private functions and we try to supply all their needs.

How many people will benefit from our project?
The village hall is maintained for the use of the whole village 431 (2011 census) . Also others when hall is used by outside but local groups.

 

We intend to spend the money on.
A loop system for the deaf which also needs at least one lapel microphone to link in to the existing PA system. At least one laptop computer to be supported by a broadband installation and 1 years rental of broadband and line.

When and why was your project founded?The project was founded in 1975 to rescue the hall from being lost to the village as a community asset. The hall was falling into disrepair and Eastoft Community Welfare Association was formed to rescue it and bring it back to life.

 

We’re proud to support projects in your
local rural community.

It’s all about your community and your project. For the past two years, our Rural Community Fund winners have created remarkable projects that have improved the lives of their local community.

A community with no limits.

Whatever your community requires (from bus shelters to showers, from armchairs to adventure playgrounds) we’re here to help you make an impact.

This year, project applicants also have the option to raise additional funds through Crowdfunder – with an element of match funding too!

It’s time to get applying. We look forward to hearing what your community has in store.