The official opening of the Withernsea pavement fountains took place on Sunday 27th May 2018
The fountains cost around £311,000 and are a key part of the Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan. Withernsea’s Big Local Project put £191,000 towards the scheme with Dong Energy contributing £80,000 and £40,000 from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The project was first introduced in 2015 when the cost was estimated at £221,000, but technical issues increased the cost. It was first mooted by the Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership as part of its seafront plan. New seating funded to the tune of £12,000 by Tesco Bags of Help also help to create a focal point on the central promenade for the fountains, which alongside Pier Towers is one of the resort’s key features to create a public space for visitors.
Setting up on Sunday 27th May for the official fountain opening.
Arts and crafts, take and make
The little girl on the photo is Naci from Kingston Upon Hull on holiday in Withernsea with her family, assisted here by Felicity from Withernsea Big Local.