INVESTING IN BUILDINGS
Projects where BLNC has invested in building related projects
Cycle Hub CIC
After a long redevelopment period, the old ticket office at Cleethorpes station has reopened (March 2019) as Cycle Hub Cleethorpes. It will be run by Cycle Hub CIC who already run the successful hub at Grimsby station and will encourage cycling in the area.
This is a large project with investment from quite a number of partners. BLNC has been instrumental in the encouragement of the project, supporting the partnership and has invested a significant capital sum into the project. This investment from BLNC helps with the larger amount of match funding being drawn in from the other partners and is a good investment for North Cleethorpes.
New Premises for BLNC
The 2017 local plan includes commitment of investment for BLNC to take up a premises within the area. This will enable to new level of connection into the community with more permanent facilities open for greater times. A premises will either be purchased or rented long term and refurbished to a suitable level for use.
Read about the status of this development project here.
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 all about Moon on the Water here
Sidney Sussex Pavilion
The two-storey Pavilion building on Sussex Recreation Ground was seen as an underused asset which the people of North Cleethorpes and the wider wards of Sidney Sussex and Croft Baker had a lot of affection. The building itself offered the opportunity to provide a community hub which served North Cleethorpes residents from both of the included wards and there was strong local support for its refurbishment and use for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. This then was the first investment in the planned upgrading of the parks and open spaces which serve the residents of North Cleethorpes. This was a major investment of capital but also of support and volunteer time and was a great success to begin the Big Local investment programme into North Cleethorpes.
Read about the Sidney Sussex Pavilion here