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New Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre opens to public in time for Summer

Chris

6/14/2024 1:19:24 PM

Business

4 mins read

A new Tourist Information Centre and free drinking water fountain have recently been opened in Cleethorpes in time for the thousands of visitors coming to the resort this Summer with Armed Forces Weekend just around the corner.

 

At its peak, Cleethorpes can attract 30,000 visitors a day, many of which may have never visited the resort before. With plenty of questions or conundrums, it’s important to have a central location they can go to get the answers they need.

 

The new centre is the perfect place to answer all your questions. Situated along the Central Promenade next to Brenda’s Chippy, the centre is full of helpful leaflets and other facilities to make sure visitors enjoy their time in Cleethorpes.

 

It offers Radar Keys for those who need access to disabled toilets; local attraction vouchers; Slipway registrations; Bus timetables; daily/yearly fishing permits and bait digging permits.

 

Additionally, two resort ambassadors have recently been employed to help run the centre and make sure there is always someone available should they be needed. The team will work alongside the Beach Resort team to help the day to day running of the area.

 

The new centre will be open from 9am to 6pm during the Summer months (April-September) and from 9am to 4pm the rest of the year. Alternatively, you can call the centre on 01472 323356.

 

Alongside the new centre, a free drinking water fountain and refilling station has been installed to help reduce the amount of plastic waste in the resort.

 

The unit has been funded from the Sea-Changers Coastal Fountain Fund and Bunzl, the fund sponsors.

 

A spokesperson for Sea-Changers said: “We are delighted to support the installation of a Coastal Water Fountain on the Resort Information Office in Cleethorpes.
“Our fund aims to tackle the increasing problem of plastic bottles, left behind along the coast as marine litter, which damage sensitive marine environments and the species that live there.
“Since we started the Coastal Fountain Fund we have funded 39 fountains to be installed right around the UK coasts.


“We hope this fountain will significantly reduce the numbers of non-reusable plastic drinks bottles found on Cleethorpes Beach and also protect nearby areas of environmental importance. Well done to all involved in the installation.”

 

The water bottle filling station will directly sit within the boundary of the SSSI and in the main visitor area.

 

Other ongoing initiatives include sculptures like Hammy the Haddock and the globe along the sea front, where visitors can deposit plastic bottles, and which are emptied and recycled regularly as part of the Council’s cleansing programme. That’s alongside the 328 standard waste and recycling bins throughout the resort!

 

The water bottle refilling station is taking the other opportunity to reduce waste in the first place – not just collect it at the end.

 

Scott Snowden, Resort Manager, is thrilled with the new Tourist Information Centre. He said: “It’s great to be able to offer such a brilliant facility to the visitors of our resort.
“We have a range of leaflets and offers available for anyone who visits and one of our team will always be here to help you.
“We encourage people to come down and speak to us to see what we can offer them during their time in Cleethorpes.”
Speaking about the new water fountain, he added: “We have lots of cafes and restaurants in the resort, as well as plenty of retail outlets, but sometimes, you just need a quick refill of water to keep hydrated. It just makes sense to have it at the Resort Office, where people naturally come to for information, first aid and general help.”

 

You can find the location of this and other free refill stations on the Re-Fill app, available to download via  www.refill.org.uk.

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