OPEN SPACES IN NORTH CLEETHORPES
Big Local is supporting a range of projects and ideas to help make our parks, open spaces and the environment better to live and work in
Sussex Recreation Ground
The recreation ground sits just on the border of the North Cleethorpes Big Local footprint, but provides a large open space for the entire Cleethorpes community. The very first project undertaken by Big Local North Cleethorpes was the redevelopment of the Pavilion on the recreation ground.
North Beach – up beyond North Prom – is a neglected part of the Cleethorpes beach front. There is a lot of complex history around this beach and it’s still a place to explore for visitors and dog walkers but is heavily neglected and needs work.
Big Local North Cleethorpes has had a commitment since the start of the programme to explore ways to clean up and improve the North Beach. This is a long, multi-year process that is still in the early stages.
Sidney Park opened in 1904 (as Sydney Park) and sits on the boundary of the Big Local North Cleethorpes area. The park is a focal point for the community and BLNC is supporting projects that improve the park for those living in the area.
A strip of land above North Beach that is used by dog walkers predominantly. The space has plenty of opportunity to become a much more welcoming and interesting space for the community, so Big Local is supporting local residents with their plans for developing the space.
At the top of the North Prom sits the lake and open space that is Chapman’s Pond. Although in private ownership it is a large open space with potential benefit for the community of North Cleethorpes and BLNC is exploring ideas for redevelopment of the Pond.
Open spaces are more than parks, ponds and beaches. Streets and roads lined with trees and verges all form part of the environment that surrounds people who live and work in the area. BLNC supports projects and idea improving our local streetscene. In 2020 we’ve put palm trees along North Promenade to follow on from the planters that we supported there in 2018 and 2019.