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N E Lincolnshire libraries: five to be handed over to community

Five community libraries will be handed over to community groups as part of a North East Lincolnshire Council scheme to save £500,000.

Under the plans, which were approved by NELC’s Cabinet committee this afternoon, four core centres – Grimsby Central Library, Cleethorpes Seafront, Immingham and Waltham – will be kept, with extended opening hours.

However the Council will no longer operate the centres in Grant Thorold, Willows, Nunsthorpe, Humberston and Laceby.

A decision regarding the future of Scartho library will be made in three months.

Three hurt in Caistor accident

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Three people are being treated in hospital tonight after an accident in North East Lincolnshire. It happened this morning when a horsebox and a 4 x4 collided at a crossroads on the A46 at Caistor

One person was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, two others were taken to hospital in Grimsby. The road was closed for five hours. There were no horses in the box.

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Advice available for residents of East Marsh tower blocks

Shoreline Housing Partnership has published details online about its proposal to demolish six tower blocks in East Marsh, Grimsby. Feedback forms are available for residents to submit their views. There will also be a series of meetings. For those high-rise residents who are directly affected:

  • Thursday 5 June: 10am-4pm
  • Friday 6 June: 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 June: 3pm-7pm

For other residents, local businesses and voluntary/community groups: (All meetings for both residents and other interested parties take place at Central Hall, Duncombe Street Grimsby.)

  • Thursday 12 June: 3pm-7pm
  • Friday 20 June: 3pm-7pm

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Shock at East Marsh tower block demolition plans

Grimsby's skyline could be changed forever under plans to demolish six high-rise blocks of flats. Letters were hand delivered to everyone who lives in the towers yesterday explaining the plans. Some say they will now fight them, determined to stay in their homes.

But the company which owns the blocks says the renovations would cost so much they would never get the money back. James Webster reports.

Letters sent to residents of blocks that could be pulled down

Letters have been hand delivered to all the residents of six tower blocks in Grimsby that could be demolished under new proposals. The owners, Shoreline Housing Partnership, have started a consultation period to discuss the plans which will run until Friday 1 August.

Tower blocks at East Marsh in Grimsby
Tower blocks at East Marsh in Grimsby Credit: ITV News Calendar

If the final decision is to demolish the tower blocks those who live there will be rehoused. Leaseholders will be able to sell-back their properties. Home loss payments of £4700 will be made to qualifying households and other payments to help with moving costs will be available.

Six Grimsby tower blocks could be demolished

Six tower blocks in Grimsby's East Marsh area could be demolished under plans announced by their owner Shoreline Housing Partnership. A consultation is now starting. The charity says the cost of demolition is greater than the cost of maintaining the buildings which are affected which are:

  • Albion House.
  • Bevan House.
  • Garibaldi House.
  • Nelson House.
  • Tennyson House.
  • Thesiger House.
  • Two maisonette blocks on Comber Place.

Following the consultation a decision over the blocks future will be made by October 2014. A total of 638 home containing an estimated 700 people would be affected. They would all be rehomed before their buildings are demolished, paving the way for the area to be redeveloped.

Shoreline Housing says the blocks are increasingly unpopular and outdated with a declining demand to live there. It estimated £19m of investment would be required over the next five years which exceeds the anticipated net rental income over the life of the blocks.

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