Your reactions as Cleethorpes Luminations launched


Your reactions as Cleethorpes Luminations launched

Residents of North East Lincolnshire have reacted with mixed views after a new permanent art installation was unveiled on the North Promenade in Cleethorpes.

The new Luminations installation officially opened earlier this week, featuring around 500-metres of lights.

According to North East Lincolnshire Council, the display by award-winning artist Esther Rolinson was funded by a £3.8m grant from the Coastal Communities Fund, which has also seen exercise furniture and shutter artwork installed in the area.

But residents have mixed reviews on the project.

Over 150 people responded to a recent article to share their views on the Luminations installation – heres what locals had to say.

One Facebook user commented: “It looks OK but I wouldn’t call it an artwork installation, it’s just some lights.”

“It doesn’t look like very much thought went into this project,” said another.

“I just hope it wont be taxpayers footing the bill when energy prices rise!”

Others were more optimistic.

“Makes it just that little bit safer too instead of being dark and gloomy down there,” wrote one local.

“Bonus for Cleethorpes if they can build on this and attract more visitors – thank you for improving the experience,” added another.

A number of people also expressed concerns over the cost of the project, and whether the money could have been used more effectively.

“As pretty as it looks, I want to know how the rest of the £3.8m was spent. Because it sure as hell didn’t all get blown on those string lights,” said a local resident.

What do you think of the display? Let us know!

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