Following a review of the new COVID-secure measures introduced to Central Promenade in Cleethorpes, a number of changes are being put in place.
The Council and it’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, put measures in place on Monday to encourage pedestrians to social distance whilst out in Cleethorpes, emphasising that they would keep these measures under review and engage with local businesses. These measures included introducing road closures for all traffic but maintaining access for blue badge holders.
After some close monitoring of these measures, the Council and ENGIE have put some additional plans in place to encourage people to enjoy the seafront safely.
Officers are continuing to engage with stakeholders and businesses affected by the measures, supporting them as much as possible and providing regular updates.
The area of Central Promenade between Sea Road and Sandcastles gift shop (the stairs below the Armed Forces Remembrance Gate, just past Ross Castle) will be restricted to pedestrians and business traffic (traffic relating to the servicing of the nearby businesses).
Blue badge holders will still be able to access Central Promenade via Brighton Street slipway but will not be able to access the entire Central Prom.
Under normal circumstances, Central Promenade has 12 dedicated blue badge parking bays. Under these new measures, this has been increased to 50.
Dedicated traffic marshals will be onsite to advise motorists and monitor capacity.
These measures will come into effect from Thursday 1 April 2021.
The measures have been put in place to support existing COVID-19 measures and encourage social distancing. The Council and it’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, will continue to review the measures in place and work with local businesses to support them and the wider economy, balancing this with the needs of public health and safety by following the guidance set by Public Health who are funding these temporary measures for the North and Central Promenade.
People are being urged to enjoy the resort in a safe way to protect themselves and others.
Those spending time in Cleethorpes, and along the seafront, are reminded to adhere to Government guidance by regularly washing or sanitising their hands, keeping a distance from others not in their household or support bubble, and wearing a face covering when required to do so.
People should continue to minimise their journeys.
Full guidance on what you can and cannot do can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary
If you have a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, get a test as soon as possible and stay at home until you get the result.
Visit the NHS website for advice: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.