New fish sculpture coming to Cleethorpes

New fish sculpture coming to Cleethorpes

New fish sculpture coming to Cleethorpes

A new fish sculpture is to be installed in Cleethorpes this September, North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed.

This follows the announcement of Wolfgang Weileder‘s 22m tall White Palm sculpture, which is set to land on Cleethorpes’ Promenade later this year.

Plans for the white palm have proved unpopular with local residents.

The fish sculpture, which doubles as a recycling bin, is intended to remind people about the problems caused by plastic pollution in our seas, and keep the beach plastic free.

North East Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with Grimsby-based Blackrow Engineering and several other local sponsors to bring the steel haddock to the resort’s Central Promenade.

Now, the council are calling upon local children to name the new feature.

Ben Tiffney, operations director at Blackrow Engineering, said:

“From initial concept design to full ‘scale’ manufacture we have been excited to create this sculpture.

“We are extremely proud to be part of this project and thrilled to be able to manufacture something like this for our community.

“We hope this helps make a big difference to our beach and encourages youngsters and adults alike to consider the impact of plastic pollution on our environment.”

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for Tourism, Heritage and Culture, added:

“I’d like to thank Blackrow Engineering and all the other project sponsors for helping bring this superb sculpture to Cleethorpes.

“Everyone has a part to play in keep litter off the beach and in the bin.

“Our new fishy friend is a reminder to recycle and do your bit to keep plastic out of the sea.

“The fish really needs a name and we can’t wait to see your suggestions.”

Children can enter the competition to name the fish sculpture here, and will need the permission of their parent or guardian.

The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 14 August 2020.

It will be installed on a plinth near the lifeboat station.

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