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BLNC supported projects related to arts, culture, music and leisure

In 2018, Big Local invested in the creation of a local online TV channel called Clee.TV. More and more videos are added regularly to showcase Big Local; our local projects; other local initiatives and to showcase the best of Cleethorpes.

Learn all about the Clee.TV channel here.

Holiday Home

As part of our vision for North Cleethorpes to “Better Develop Local Facilities and Amenity Land for Culture, Leisure and Recreation” we agreed in 2020 to invest in two standalone projects – one of these being a Holiday Home for local residents to benefit from. The caravan is at Thorpe Park.

Read on for details about the Holiday Home project

Palm Trees for North Prom

In 2020 we invested in potted palm trees along North Promenade.

Past Projects

Mural at Poplar Road Fire Stations

Local artists have made their mark inside Poplar Road Fire Station by painting a giant mural depicting the life of the Station.  BLNC supported the project with a grant in order to get local people involved in art.

See the mural and follow its story here

Planters on North Prom

In 2018 and 2019 we match funded investment from local businesses to put planters all along North Promenade to brighten up the streetscene.


Birdhouse Festival 2017

The Birdhouse Family Festival was an event planned for Cleethorpes beach front, but for 2017 BLNC worked with the organisers to get the event extended up onto the North Prom. The North Promenade is an area of priority focus for the Partnership and the festival has enabled relationships with traders to be further developed. This extension into the North Prom area also served to foster a good working relationship between the Festival organisers.

Read the story about the Birdhouse festival

Moon on the Water

Moon on the Water is a social enterprise based on the North Promenade in Cleethorpes which provides a music and performing arts venue with a vegan café and bar. The venture aims to improve access to arts and culture and support and encourage local musicians, artists and arts groups. Initially, a capital grant was provided by BLNC to help the building meet the minimum legal health and safety and food hygiene standards necessary in order to open. The venue opened in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength.

Read about Moon on the Water here


SidFest was the first large scale public event on Sidney Park for many years. A funding award was made to support the event along with time and support from BLNC volunteers. The event was also an opportunity to canvas local people about their thoughts on longer term plans for the Park to help BLNC develop a strategy. The scale of volunteering to support this event was significant and the community engagement was very successful.

Find out more about SidFest here

Music on the Prom

A music and arts event took place on North Prom during 2015 in order to provide a community, family event in the area aiming to bring more business to the North Prom businesses. Our very first arts and music project.

Find out about Music on the Prom here.