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Public thanked for turnout at drop in session for Cleethorpes’ key projects

3:42 pm, Friday, 8th March 2024 - 1 month ago

Business and investment

The public have been thanked for their turnout at a recent drop in session regarding the future of the Market Place and Pier Gardens as part of the Cleethorpes Masterplan.

Adopted in 2022, it set out the principles of what people want to see in the various areas of Cleethorpes, and followed consultation with local people, visitors and businesses.

This was outlined by Wayne Hemmingway, the designer of the Masterplan, when it was first announced.

“We’re looking at everything, from how the resort looks, how it could feel in the future, what businesses could be here in the future and how the resort can purposefully evolve and respond to environmental, health and wellbeing and business issues.

“We want to really get under the skin of local perceptions and understand why people feel like they do.”

At the drop in sessions, officers are available to talk to residents about both spaces and what to include, what needs to be left alone, what can and can’t be changed. Going forward, detailed designs can be drawn up within the budget available through the Levelling Up Fund award.

North East Lincolnshire Council were awarded more than £18.4 million as part of the grant monies from Central Government in 2023, allowing the projects to move forward in the first instance.

An impressive turnout saw many people come to talk about the two locations at Cleethorpes Town Hall to help shape the future designs on Thursday, 29 February.

There will be a number of other drop in sessions throughout March including:

  • Wednesday 6 March – Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, 4-7pm
  • Friday 8 March – Freeman Street Market, 12-2pm
  • Monday 11 March – Immingham Library, 12-3pm
  • Tuesday 12 March – Grimsby Leisure Centre, 3-6pm

There is also an online form that you can fill in and give your views – this will be available through the Council’s website on the “Have your say” pages. These, along with subsequent sessions with specialist groups – young people, businesses, and creative individuals, for example, will be pulled together and a design for each space created in the coming months.

The designs will ultimately be led by public responses from these events and surveys so make sure to have your say and don’t miss your chance to shape the future of these key Cleethorpes projects.

Other forms, such as social media posts, will not be considered when creating designs so make sure to have your say via these official routes.

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