Cleethorpes’ slipways to reopen

Cleethorpes' slipways to reopen

Cleethorpes’ slipways to reopen

All slipways in Cleethorpes are to reopen to allow private craft to access the sea as of Saturday 4 July, North East Lincolnshire Council have announced.

This follows the relaxation of national Covid-19 lockdown guidelines, particularly regarding those on social distancing.

In order to access the slipways, members of the public will need to register with the Resort Team at the Beach Safety Office for a permit and key for the slipway gates.

The only people able to access the slipways without a permit are the Cleethorpes Inshore Commercial fishermen.

From 9am on Saturday 4 July, the Beach Safety Office will be open for people to register for a permit, but due to Covid-19 guidance, this will have to be done observing social distancing.

So, applicants should expects to see appropriate changes to procedure at the office.

All applicants will be required to supply a photograph of themselves, the craft, trailer and pulling vehicle along with mobile and email address.

Day launch permits are also available, providing 48hours notice is given.

Councillor Callum Procter, Cabinet member for tourism, said:

“I’m pleased to see that we’re re-opening up the slipways for people to enjoy the sea, whether for watersports or for fishing.

“However, people must remember that they need to use these responsibly.”

Recently, it was announced that restrictions had been relaxed to allow people to travel further to meet friends and family in outdoor spaces.

This caused an influx of visitors to seaside resorts such as Cleethorpes.

Subsequently, it has caused concern over the spread of Covid-19 to areas such as North Lincolnshire which has previously seen relatively low infection rates.

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