BIG LOCAL NORTH CLEETHORPES
Working to bring together the talent, skill and ambition of local organisations and individuals, in order to identify the needs of local people and take action in response to those needs
Covid has not gone away but we’re slowly getting to a bit more ‘normal’.
So the Community Hub at 82 Grimsby Road is open for residents and others to drop in now on Wednesdays (10-3) and on Monday-Thursday by appointment.
The Big Local team remain available to contact so go here to find out our most up to date contact information.
The Big Local Community Hub is now open. Visit us at 82 Grimsby Road Cleethorpes.
We’re over halfway through our 10 year, £1 million, Big Lottery funded initiative to invest in North Cleethorpes to make it a better place to live and work.
We’re helping to regenerate buildings, places and open spaces. We’re supporting local people young and old. We’re encouraging participation through events and activities. We’re encouraging ideas and supporting those who want North Cleethorpes to evolve.
In memory of Ian Brocklebank who passed away December 2020.
Ian had always been an active community champion supporting causes that he was passionate about. He had been involved with Big Local North Cleethorpes even before it was established and was Vice-Chair of the Committee for many years. Our condolences and best wishes to his family and everyone who knew him. You will be missed Ian and thank you for everything you did.
The Hangout is an independent weekly Youth Group now run in North Cleethorpes to support young people. It was kick-started and supported by Big Local and is a key part of our Youth Support priority. We’re currently closed but we’ll let you know when we have a reopening date.
We have a 24/7 online TV channel called Clee.TV showcasing the best of Cleethorpes and Big Local projects. Go straight to Clee.TV here; or watch our video introducing Big Local here or learn more about the channel and the content available here.
The Cleethorpes Urban Arts Festival takes place on 24th and 25th September 2022. This year, Big Local has sponsored a Fringe event on Sat 24th to take place around Cleethorpes Library and North Promenade. Find out more and come along!
Issue 5 of our newsletter is now out.
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Below is our area of focus and you can find more maps, as well as our interactive version here.
Support your Charity Shop
Please continue to support local charity shops which were able to reopen in April. So show your support by visiting and shopping with them. Details about local, Cleethorpes shops here.
As well as our main blog on this website, we now are sharing more regular, smaller items of news and updates on our North Cleethorpes Forum website here www.biglocalnorthcleethorpes.org.uk/northclee Visit the site to see the news or get registered to join in with any of the discussions going on.
We’re now in year 3 of our Phase 2 Plan.
Our themes are: young people; older people; environment; arts and culture and positive community development.
In addition, we are offering post-lockdown support for families; young mums and also offer help to residents to deal with digital issues and generally “getting started” again.
Regular drop-ins by the Community Policing Team at 82 Grimsby Road are currently on hold. They will restart when the situation permits. However the local Policing Teams for Sidney Sussex and Croft Baker wards are regularly scheduling Zoom meet ups and drop ins, so check their information pages here (Croft Baker) or here (Sidney Sussex). Find out much more about local community policing here.
The Cleethorpes Cycle Hub opened at Cleethorpes Railway Station after a major rennovation of a station building. Big Local invested funds to help build a new access ramp to the station from the promenade to help ease access to the platform for cyclists, buggies, mobility scooters and more.
Our new project is trying to support local residents who are ‘digitally disconnected’ and unable to get onto the internet. Find out more.
To brighten up North Prom and encourage visitors to the businesses, Big Local part-funds planters each year. Supported by volunteers and the North Prom businesses the planters are around all season. Details here.
Charity shops in Cleethorpes have begun to reopen. Show them your support. Visit our page of information about all the local shops here.
The Super Shed at the rear of 82 is finished and operational (and now known as “Brocklebank Hall”. find out more here.
We have a new Holiday Home at Thorpe Park in Cleethorpes which can be made available at a subsidised rate to residents in North Cleethorpes who may not be able to have other opportunities for holidays.
Mural at Poplar Road Fire Station created by local artists and supported by BLNC. Unveiled March 2018.