Opening of the Fountains ~ 27.5.18.

Date(s) - 27/05/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Promenade


Fountains Release

County Hall Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BA
Caroline Lacey Chief Executive

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For Immediate Release
PR 32966
22 May 2018

Celebrate Withernsea’s new pavement fountains this Spring Bank Holiday

An afternoon of fun, food and entertainment has been organised by Withernsea Big Local to celebrate the town’s new seafront fountains. The event will be held on Sunday, 27 May between 1-4pm.
As part of the afternoon’s attractions the EYMS Brass Band will be performing in addition to a live broadcast by Seaside Radio. Children, and adults too, will have the chance to win a prize by taking part in a water-themed fancy dress competition.
The programme of events will be as follows:
1pm EYMS Brass Band
1.30pm Opening
2pm Ruby Reds Kids Dance Group
2.30pm EYMS Brass Band
3pm Fancy dress winner announcement and prize giving
3.30pm EYMS Brass Band
4pm Close
Peter Crawley, chairman of Big Local, said: “Big Local is really pleased to organise this celebration event. Save the date and come down for a great afternoon of fun, music and entertainment with the fountains taking centre stage.”
The completion of the seafront fountains is a vital step forward in delivering the Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan, which has been developed by the Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership (W&SEHRP), with the support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The plan aims to increase the use and attractiveness of the seafront for residents and visitors.
Kevan Hough, chair of W&SEHRP, said “The regeneration partnership is pleased to see another piece of our Seafront Plan in place. Currently, funding is difficult to obtain so we are grateful to Withernsea Big Local, Ørsted Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council who together funded the project. We are also pleased that the council has agreed to take on the responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the fountains.
“The original idea for the fountains came from residents of Withernsea and judging from the enjoyment that the children are already getting from them, it would suggest that the idea was a very good one. The partnership is working hard to carry on delivering the items identified in the Seafront Plan. Watch out for the distance markers and Fossil Trail that are coming soon!”
Councillor Andy Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Withernsea seafront is an important location for both residents of the town and for visitors to enjoy. It’s great to see the new pavement fountains being used for this event, as the aim is to increase visits to the seafront and for people to stay longer, which should all benefit the local economy.”
Keep an eye out for the posters and postcards displayed around Withernsea providing a full timetable of the afternoon’s events.



(L to R) Stuart Armstrong and Thomas Reynolds from ERYC, Brian Cloke from Withernsea Town Council, Kevan Hough of W&SEHRP and Peter Crawley from Withernsea Big Local

Councillor Lyn Healing, ward councillor for South East Holderness, said: “Big Local, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Orsted, after public consultation, have delivered a fantastic attraction right on our Central Promenade for all to enjoy. I have already seen children and parents enjoying the fountains and it is heart-warming to hear the shrieks of joy and happiness from the children and seeing the beaming smiles of parents and carers.”
The fountains were funded through a partnership between Withernsea Big Local, Ørsted Energy (formerly DONG Energy) and East Riding of Yorkshire Council and cost just over £300,000. The project was also made possible through the co-operation of the Trustees of the Memorial Gardens, who agreed to allow part of their land to be used in the project, and with support from Tesco Bags of help, which paid for the new seating.

Withernsea Big Local
• Big Local is administered by Local Trust using over £200m in funding from the Big Lottery Fund. It was launched in July 2010 to support 150 small urban and rural communities to come together to make their areas even better places to live.
• Big Local is targeting areas that may not have been successful in gaining funding and resources in the past. Each Big Local area is receiving at least £1m Lottery funding over at least the next 10 years, along with support, training, and networking opportunities, to help residents develop plans to improve their area and empower them to find solutions that work for their communities. More information on Big Local is available at
• Local Trust, a company limited by guarantee with company number 07833396 and charity, number 1147511. Local Trust is the corporate trustee of Big Local Trust, a charitable trust with charity number 1145916 established by the Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust to fund Big Local. Local Trust works closely with Big Local areas and partner organisations to support residents to help them make best use of Big Local and their funding.
• For enquiries about Local Trust or Big Local please call 020 3588 0565 or email:
• Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004. Full details of the work of the Big Lottery Fund, its programmes and awards are available on the website: Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 020 7211 1888, Out of hours: 07867 500 572, Public enquiries line: 08454 102030, Textphone: Holderness Regeneration 08456 021
For more information about Withernsea Big Local, visit
Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership (W&SEHRP)
W&SEHRP brings together people from the public, private and voluntary/community sectors to work together to enhance the future prosperity of Withernsea and South East Holderness.
The partnership was formed in 2006 and aims to help secure the long-term regeneration of Withernsea and South East Holderness to enable the area to be a great place to live, work, visit and invest in.
For more information about the regeneration partnership, visit and search for ‘Withernsea regeneration’.
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Issued By:
Mark Bateman
Press Officer MCIPR, CIPR Accredited Practitioner
Principal Communications Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA
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