Some of the memorable quotes of the year
"It came home to me when she said vintage racquet. That was the last administration – a vintage racket that did nothing for North East Lincolnshire."
Chris Shaw (Lab, Sidney Sussex) responds to Christina McGilligan, who brought a wooden tennis racquet into the council chamber to make a point about sports facilities.
"I'm not going to be political. Actually, I will be political. Who did the Beeching Plan which devastated the railways?"
Jane Hyldon-King (Lab, Yarborough) scours the history books to mock the Tories in a debate about rail links.
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"I humbly suggest to you, Andrew, that you take your weakest to confession, because your souls are heavily stained."
Alex Wallace (Lab, Sidney Sussex) scoffs at claims by Andrew De Freitas that the Lib Dems are the soul of the coalition.
"You have been playing a game of to-me-to-you. This is not Chucklevision. This is a council, and we have got things to do."
Matthew Brown (Lab, Croft Baker) accuses the Tories of delaying tactics over Grimsby's new swimming pool.
"The much-vaunted Fido machine is as much use as a dead dog."
Alex Wallace (Lab, Sidney Sussex) explains why no more of the street-cleaning machines have been bought by the council.
"This bill has had more amendments than perforations in a roll of toilet paper. And we all know where that goes."
Mick Burnett (Lab, Croft Baker) is unimpressed by the government's NHS reforms.
"Once again, Councillor Wilson gets on his soapbox. At every council meeting, it's the same story. I wish that Councillor Wilson could grow up and understand why the country is in this mess."
David Hornby (Con, Scartho) tires of Karl Wilson's references to Tory cuts.
"We need to write to the secretary of state, or knowing who the secretary of state is, perhaps we should write to Rupert Murdoch and cut out the middle man."
Chris Shaw (Lab, Sidney Sussex) contemplates the most direct way of contacting Jeremy Hunt, the former culture secretary who became embroiled in controversy over his links to Rupert Murdoch.
"If investing £7 million and getting £6 million back with no interest is a windfall, I certainly hope we don't invest in any more windfalls."
Peter Wheatley (Lab, Yarborough) scoffs at John Fenty's comment that the council is due a windfall from Icelandic banks.
"At times, if you sat in the public gallery, you would wonder what on earth is going on."
Andrew De Freitas (Lib Dem, Park) reflects on proceedings at another full council meeting.