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Council set to be approved as ‘accountable body’ for £3.8m Coastal Community Fund

The council's Cabinet is set to approve the authority as the accountable body for a £3.8 million grant that will provide substantial investment for Cleethorpes.

Council set to be approved as ‘accountable body’ for £3.8m Coastal Community Fund

As reported CoastNEL has been awarded £3.8 million from the Coastal Communities Fund to help deliver a number of key projects to enhance key areas of the resort, provide new facilities and deliver some exciting events in the resort.

In order to receive the funding, North East Lincolnshire Council will have to approve itself as the accountable body in charge of the funding, which in doing so, it believes it will "enhance the council's relationships with government departments, such as the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), by demonstrating active participation in key value adding initiatives."

Once the council has received the coastal communities fund, it has a number of big plans that it hopes will significantly enhance the resort, which are:

  • Public realm improvements on Sea View Street and Alexandra Road.
  • Investment into a a high quality, pedestrian friendly public space on the High Street.
  • Improvements to the north and central promenades.
  • Entrance improvements at the Pier & Pavilion.
  • Kingsway Kiosk/Café Dansant Development.
  • Development of a portable climbing wall for the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Scouts.
  • The employment of a business adviser to provide one to one business coaching.
  • DiscoverNEL promotion / Business Events / Visitor Events.

The council is conscious such work may lead to distribution for residents and businesses in the resort, and says they will be consulted before any starts.

The Alexandra Road and Sea View Street public realm improvements are linked to the £1.9 million Heritage Lottery Townscape Heritage project, to be delivered in early 2018.

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