Yorkshire & Humber

Withernsea is a traditional seaside town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 20 miles east of the city of Hull. The town grew following the opening of the railway line in 1854, which linked the town to Hull.  As a coastal town with an award winning beach it is influenced by the tourist industry, reflected by its promenade, amusement arcades and static caravan sites.  Recently the town has seen its main High Street have a face lift with new paving and street furniture and a new fishing boat compound and slipway have been built accompanied by its first sculpture on the promenade.

Withernsea Regeneration Partnership‘s Seafront Improvement Plan sets out a vision and a range of proposed interventions for the mile long Promenade with the aim of strengthening the town’s visitor economy. The main interventions include Pavement Fountains, night time illuminations, raised seating and pop up kiosks, all seeking to enhance the attractiveness and accessibility of the seafront and promenade and create a sense of place. The Coastal Community Team in Withernsea is working hard to boost the identity and create a promenade that places Withernsea firmly on the map and achieves its vision of a bustling and vibrant coastal town.

Contact:  Helen McGill Tel: 01482 391645   helen.mcgill@eastriding.gov.uk

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