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Investigation underway after bus crashes into Grimsby Town Hall

An investigation is underway after a bus crashed into Grimsby's Town Hall.

Stagecoach say no one was injured in the incident Credit: North East Lincolnshire Council

Just after 3pm on Tuesday afternoon, the Stagecoach bus left Town Hall Street.

The company said no one on the bus was hurt in the incident.

Police arrived on the scene to begin their investigation Credit: North East Lincolnshire Council

Safety is our absolute priority. We will assist the police with their inquiries as well as carrying out our own investigation into the circumstances.

– Stagecoach


Humberside Fire and Rescue begin consultation on precept level

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service are inviting members of the public to have their say on what the Service council tax precept should be for 2016-17.

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The aim of the consultation is to gain an understanding as to the public’s preferred level of the precept; 1.9% or no increase.

Humberside Fire Authority provides a Fire and Rescue Service to the communities of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire - a population of more than 900,000 people.

As with most public sector organisations, Humberside Fire Authority is facing significant financial challenges over the next few years and it must continue to work hard to ensure that it can continue to deliver a high level of service at a lower cost.

There are two main sources of funding that the Authority relies on to deliver its services to the community: the precept, which is the element of council tax raised locally, and grant funding from central government.

The final precept recommendation will be considered by Humberside Fire Authority in February.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 8 January 2016.

Lincoln CCTV upgrade approved

Proposals for a major upgrade to Lincoln’s CCTV system have been approved.

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The city’s current camera network, managed by City of Lincoln Council, was set up in 1996 and operates 24-hours a day.

A vital tool for Lincolnshire Police and other emergency services, in 2014-15 the unit dealt with more than 14,000 incidents and assisted in 1,800 arrests, with incidents relating to many types of criminal activity.

CCTV operators also work with partners, including Lincoln BIG and the Street Pastors, to help get assistance to people in distress or those who are unwell or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They also help in searches for missing people and provide support for incidents such as road traffic collisions.

The city council’s Executive last night gave approval to invest in the region of £300,000 to bring the CCTV system up-to-date to be a wireless operation, achieving in the order of £500,000 savings over the next few years.

It is excellent that our Executive has agreed the funding to upgrade Lincoln’s CCTV system as the safety of residents, visitors and businesses in the city is of paramount importance.

We will now be able to work on bringing in a new, modern system using the latest wireless technology that will continue to protect the city for years to come.

– Caroline Bird, Community Services Manager

Bus crashes into Grimsby Town Hall

A bus carrying 14 passengers has crashed into Grimsby Town Hall.

One person is being treated for minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Police were called at 3.20pm this afternoon following reports of the single-decker vehicle crashing into the Town Hall building.

The incident is ongoing and traffic is able to get through with caution.

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