Both promenades in Cleethorpes set to reopen to traffic from tomorrow
The Central Promenade in Cleethorpes is set to fully reopen to traffic from tomorrow, Friday 28 May, ahead of the busy bank holiday weekend.
The parking restrictions on the North Promenade will also be lifted, with parking charges resuming for all spaces on both promenades.
North East Lincolnshire Council are still urging local people and business to “act responsibly” alongside the move to “keep local people and visitors safe”.
The restrictions on parking in Cleethorpes were put in place earlier this year by the council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE – but following a recent review of the Covid-19 situation and the traffic measures, it was decided that the ban will be lifted.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for highways, said: “We have been receiving regular updates about the use of the space, the public health situation and feedback from traders and visitors.
“We have taken the decision to lift the general car ban ahead of the bank holiday weekend, but I must stress that we all have a responsibility to act sensibly.
“Covid has not gone away yet, and we all have to do our part to keep the numbers low in this area. We are asking businesses, particularly those in the hospitality sector, to continue to use the QR codes to make sure track and trace data is available and to manage queues that may build up successfully.
“With our public health colleagues, we will continue to monitor the new measures alongside the Covid rates in our area, and should we need to, the traffic barriers and restrictions will be reinstated for public safety.”
Stephen Pintus, Director of Public Health, commented: “We all need to work together to try to keep people safe, particularly as we are expecting people to travel to the resort from other areas.
“We will be monitoring Covid levels locally and in surrounding areas to be able to respond to any rise in cases or any identification of the new variants in the locality.”