New recycling sculpture in Cleethorpes set to join Hammy the Haddock

New recycling sculpture in Cleethorpes set to join Hammy the Haddock

An impressive new recycling sculpture will join Hammy the Haddock in an ongoing aim of keeping Cleethorpes Beach clean and free of plastic.

North East Lincolnshire Council has again teamed up with local company Blackrow Engineering and several other sponsors to bring the new sculpture to North Promenade.

Like Hammy the Haddock, the new sculpture will be a giant recycling bin for plastic bottles in the form of a two-metre-tall stainless-steel globe.

The globe will highlight the variety of birds that visit Cleethorpes and highlight the role in which our seaside town plays in international bird migration.

More than 150,000 wetlands birds rely on the Humber Estuary for food and the opportunity to rest after travelling vast distances from places like the Arctic and South Africa.

Gary Pexman, Director at Blackrow Engineering said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to be involved in the Globe Recycling Sculpture project. Especially having been such a huge part of the success of Hammy the Haddock. It is crucial that we look after our environment and what a fantastic way to help!

“The Globe will be manufactured by our skilled tradesman, using traditional sheet metal fabrication techniques. We will be using a high-grade stainless steel, which will ensure the Sculpture will be around for years to come.”

Cllr Callum Procter, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Housing and Tourism at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “Hammy the Haddock was a fantastic new addition to Cleethorpes seafront and I’m excited to see he will now have a friend in the form of a globe.

“I’m grateful to Blackrow Engineering for all the work they are doing to design and make the new sculpture.

“I’d also like to thank all the sponsors who are making this possible.

“The new globe and Hammy serve as a reminder to everyone that we can all play a part in looking after our environment.”

Sponsors so far include Dalkia Waste Energy, XceCo Ltd, GLID, Ebb & Flo, myenergi, Grimsby Carpet Warehouse (GCW), Holidays by Design, Tesco Cleethorpes Extra staff, Total Signs & Graphics Ltd, AS Motors Ltd and Alturn Scaffolding.

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