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Seaside promenade scheme gets underway

A £3.25 million upgrade to Hornsea’s South Promenade boat compound and visitor facilities has started.

The council’s contractor Hobson and Porter Ltd is currently setting up on site by securing the area and establishing a construction compound.

The car park area to the rear of the compound is currently still accessible but will be closed to the public from Monday, July 2. Any coach companies that use this parking area are encouraged to use the existing bus parking bays on Parva Road.

Keeping the boat compound operational during the different phases of construction is vital and regular meetings will be held with all compound users throughout the period of works.

It is anticipated that the scheme will take around 12 months to complete and will see improvements like dedicated parking for users, improved security and boat servicing and wash down facilities.

Visitors will benefit from the creation of a proper visitor pay and display car park and picnic area, with improved access to the boathouse and the rest of the promenade.

Councillor Andy Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Securing the long-term future of Hornsea’s fishing industry and developing the town’s tourism offer is a priority for this council.

“Seeing work start on the improvements to the boat compound is an exciting part of Hornsea’s regeneration and reaffirms this authority’s commitment to providing residents, businesses and visitors with quality facilities for years to come.”

The scheme is being funded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the Westermost Rough Fisheries Community Fund and the council.