North Prom furniture out of bounds
21 pieces of bespoke street furniture designed for “rest, contemplation and exercise” have been installed along Cleethorpes‘ North Promenade.
But, North East Lincolnshire Council have issued a reminder for people to resist the temptation to use the furniture due to the ongoing restrictions associated with lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic.
It is thought that locals will be permitted to use the multi-purpose installation once the current restrictions are lifted.
Until then, those using the North Prom as part of their daily walk are subject to social distancing and health and safety guidelines, and are advised against touching the new structures.
Once restrictions are eased, hand sanitiser stations are scheduled to be installed near the furniture for added hygiene.
Councillor Philip Jackson, North East Lincolnshire Council Leader, said:
“For now, we ask people to admire this new furniture but only as part of their daily exercise if the North Prom is within their locality.
“As required, nobody should be journeying down there unless they have a valid reason.
“Of course, like everyone, I hope that by the late spring or summer we can visit and enjoy what will be a fantastic new talking point and addition to the area.”
The furniture has been funded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and supported by North East Lincolnshire Council.