Think Cleethorpes campaign calls for resident proposals as resort pushes for an all year-round seaside economy

Think Cleethorpes campaign year round tourism
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North East Lincolnshire Council has launched the Think Cleethorpes campaign, in order to survey local opinion on what attractions are needed to deliver a year-round tourist offer.


North East Lincolnshire Council is calling on Cleethorpes residents to submit proposals for improving the town’s year-round tourism offer, with a series of drop-in public consultations the latest part of the Cleethorpes Masterplan.

As the return of winter lessens the appeal of a seaside break for many holidaymakers, the Think Cleethorpes campaign aims to canvas local opinion on what attractions and events are needed to increase footfall out-of-season.

“North East Lincolnshire Council and our administration are focused on making it an attraction for all year round,” said Cllr Oliver Freeston. “How we do that is open for ideas.”

“The council are willing to support businesses to establish themselves to get a foothold in the market. But the problems of places closing in winter is not exclusive to Cleethorpes. Our aim is about having an ambition for Cleethorpes and it is time for action.”

The Masterplan was first announced in September as a means to “develop and grow” the town’s tourism offer over the next decade, and has already received 1,900 suggestions from residents.

The new Think Cleethorpes campaign aims to increase local engagement, with drop-in sessions held at the Town Hall on 16 November, at Grimsby Christmas market on 27 November, and at Cleethorpes Christmas market on 4 December, with an online survey available until 12 December.

Recommendations will eventually form part of a new vision for the town from consultant Wayne Hemingway, who has recently created development proposals for numerous seaside resorts including Lowestoft, Hunstanton and Exmouth.

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