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More time to name the new fishy visitor arriving in Cleethorpes

10:58 am, Tuesday, 18th August 2020 - 2 months ago

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People now have more time to come up with a name for a new fishy visitor soon to arrive in Cleethorpes.

North East Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with Grimsby-based Blackrow Engineering and several other sponsors to bring the steel haddock to the resort’s Central Promenade in September.

The fish is a giant recycling bin for plastic bottles to help keep the beach plastic free. It will be installed near the lifeboat station later in the summer.

Children can enter a competition to name the new fish. Suggest a name at www.nelincs.gov.uk/NameThatFish.

Children will need their parent or guardian’s consent to enter.

The entry deadline has been extended to 5pm on Friday 21 August 2020. There has been a problem with the entry form, so please try again if you have already entered.

A scale model of the new fish sculpture.

A scale model of the new fish sculpture.

Ben Tiffney, operations director at Blackrow Engineering, said:

“From initial concept design to full ‘scale’ manufacture we have been excited to create this sculpture.

“I think it’s great we are getting children involved with the naming of the fish, it gets them involved and raises awareness for our future generations.

“We are extremely proud to be part of this project and thrilled to be able to manufacture something like this for our community.

“We hope this helps make a big difference to our beach and encourages youngsters and adults alike to consider the impact of plastic pollution on our environment.”

Cllr Callum Procter, portfolio holder for Tourism, Heritage and Culture, added:

“We’ve had some great feedback about the fish since we announced it was on its way to Cleethorpes.

“It will help remind everyone that we all have a part to play in looking after the environment.

“I’m grateful to Blackrow Engineering and the other sponsors for helping bring this new attraction to Cleethorpes.

“Get your names in now at www.nelincs.gov.uk/NameThatFish.”

Sponsor the new sculpture

Sponsors and supporters of the project include Dalkia Waste Energy, XceCo, Engie, AS Motors and Ebb and Flo.

Please contact Ben Tiffney on 01472 889200 or email ben@blackrow.co.uk if you or your business is interested in sponsoring the sculpture.

Or support the crowdfunding effort at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/plasticcollectionsculpture.

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