Active Coast proves a huge success this summer with 6,500 people taking part

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has expressed its delight at the huge success of its Active Coast programme during the six weeks of the school summer holidays.
A total of 71 events were held along the coast, mainly in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea, which attracted an estimated 6,500 people to take part in a wide range of activities, combining sports, dance, singing, and art.
Active Coast aims to provide opportunities for residents and visitors to get active, be healthy and enjoy life on the coast, centred round Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea.
Highlights included the popular Have A Beach Day events in Bridlington; the Have A Field Day events in Hornsea and Sewerby Cliff Top; many volleyball events on the award-winning Bridlington South Beach; stone art family workshops; sand drawing family workshops; Sewerby Parkruns; and ‘Sing for Freedom’ in Bridlington.
Councillor Richard Burton, the council’s portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “The Active Coast summer programme has been a phenomenal success, and I am delighted that so many people have taken the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities in so many locations, whether physical or less energetic, and to make the most of our amazing coastline right here in the East Riding.
“I must also congratulate our sport, play and arts team and foreshores team, who have put together an amazing programme, all the way through the long summer holidays.”
There will be more Active Coast events and activities in the October half term, and full details of all the planned events will be available in due course at

Simon Haldenby
Press Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council  06/09/217