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Pavement Fountains

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.

Seaside FM  broadcasting live from the Withernsea Promenade

Arts and crafts, take and make

Victorian Bathing Machines

Have a snow cone from the Withernsea Residents Community Group

The fabulous EYMS brass band providing great live music

Ruby Reds Tots entertaining the crowd

Opening speech by Withernsea Mayor Terry Dagnal

Fountains officially opened by Withernsea Big Local Chair Peter Crawley, assisted by Vice Chair Torkel Larsen and Resident Member Rodger Reed

Fountains being enjoyed by the kids

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.