Withernsea is a traditional holiday resort in the East Riding of Yorkshire, sporting an attractive promenade and seafront. The famous lighthouse towers above the houses, some 127 feet high, the home of the Lighthouse Museum with its tribute to Hollywood film star Kay Kendall.
The Pier Towers on the promenade are the last surviving part of the once proud 19th century pier. The splendid beach provides plenty of enjoyment for everyone young and old.
The Pavilion Leisure Centre boasts excellent facilities, both wet and dry, with its superb swimming pool, gym, sauna, sports hall and squash courts.
The habitual shoppers can benefit from a selection of shops in, the recently refurbished, Queen Street and around the town.
What seaside resort would be complete without the amusement arcades, and Withernsea is certainly no let down. A good selection is available ranging from the ‘one armed bandits’ to the latest video game technology and from bowling alleys to children’s adventure playgrounds and recreational gardens on the central sea front.
Eating out provides many options as the friendly pubs, restaurant cafes and takeaways spoil you for choice.
Gardens & Slipway.
Construction of the new fishing compound is now complete and
the fishing fleet is now in its new home. The Italian Gardens
have been re-instated and once established will provide a more attractive place
to visit. They now link onto the Memorial Gardens and further planting, litter bins
and furniture will be put in place in the autumn to complete the project.
Bollards have been in installed because it soon became apparent that vehicles
were damaging the grass, with one actually taking a short cut between the
Promenade and Queen Street! It is hoped that interpretation panels for the
fence, and a sculpture may be installed in the future and grant funding is
currently being sought.
Four new litter bins will also be installed on the Memorial Gardens ready for next spring.
The project will be finished off by the completion of
the new commercial slipway (currently under construction), which is expected to
be finished in January 2015. This new slipway will allow the commercial fishing
boats to launch adjacent to the compound and will alleviate heavy vehicle
movements on the central Promenade, and keep tractors and boats away from the
main bathing beach. Both construction schemes have been in Partnership with
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Marine Management Organisation, the
European Fisheries Fund and the Town Council
Work is now well underway on the renovation of the Meridian
Centre. The repair to the steelwork is almost complete and the external repair
work will be next on the agenda to get it completed before the weather turns. Work
will then be concentrated on the full refurbishment on the inside. There is
still a lot of work to be done and completion is expected in February 2015. A
grand re-opening is being planned and will be publicised in the local press.
You can hire The Meridian Centre, we have a lot to offer! Fully licensed bar, very affordable room hire rates. Large rooms, quality catering, central location. Nearby car parking, bus stop and taxi rank. Whatever your occasion, wedding reception, play, concert, birthday party, funeral tea etc. you can be assured of the best quality, service and value.
If you would like to book the Meridian Centre for an event or celebration following completion of the refurbishments please contact the Town Council office on 01964 614984 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lottery bid success!! November 2013
Withernsea Town Council is delighted to have been awarded a grant offer from the Reaching Communities Lottery Programme for £ 443,283.00 to fully renovate the Meridian Centre into a multi-functional community hall.
The big lottery fund is the largest distributor of community funding across the UK. The fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to people and communities most in need.
Councillor Patrick Spicer, Mayor of Withernsea said ‘this is just the best news possible, it will make a great difference to the town and its people, its time we had a central community ‘hub’, it will be fantastic when the work is completed’.
Also commenting, Councillor Brian Cloke, Deputy Mayor for Withernsea Town Council said ‘this is fantastic news, this will become a first rate community facility and we look forward to the building’s re-opening in its centenary year – 2014.It will play a vital role in the community, right in the heart of the town. The newly refurbished building will provide a high quality space for all kinds of uses and we aim to reach those sections of our community in particular who feel isolated or disadvantaged. It will be fully accessible for all – it is great news indeed’.
The improvement scheme has been designed by SALT architects of Beverley who have been working closely with the Council and user groups to design a building which meets the communities needs. It will provide a modern, accessible, multi-functional community building, improve the quality of life for people in Withernsea and South East Holderness and provide a central focus for the town offering opportunity for social interaction and community cohesion. People of all ages and sections of society will be able to engage in many different kinds of events, meeting rooms, corporate events, bowling, theatre, learning activities and will be able to go to the cinema without having to do the 40 mile round trip into Hull. The venue will also be available for private rental for community and family events, and will see the re-location of the town council office so that it is more accessible to more people.
It is expected that work will start early in the spring and is expected to take approximately five months. The enormous effort involving many hours of commitment over the last two years has been rewarded. Great news for the town.