Improvement works to begin in Bridlington

Tue, 08 Jun 2021

As part of the council's coastal improvement project, works are planned to improve the appearance of Pembroke Gardens in Bridlington.

The loose gravel sections will be removed and replaced with an attractive surface that can be mechanically swept and maintained in good order. Two new decorative lighting columns will be introduced into the gardens to provide better illumination. Uplighters will also be installed to display the decorative glass screens in the evenings. 

In the autumn, trees will be planted on the grass lawn area to help revive the green open space appearance of the gardens. The whole purpose of the scheme is to bring back more quality to Pembroke Gardens and to make it much more attractive to residents and visitors. 

This work will take between two and three weeks to complete, starting in mid-June, to be completed in time for the height of the summer season. Whilst the work is in progress, the gravel path sections of the gardens will be closed to public access for safety reasons. These works will not affect parking on Pembroke Terrace.

Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for environment and climate change at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We thank the residents of Bridlington for their patience whilst these works are carried out. These improvement works will ensure Bridlington continues to be an attractive place to live for residents and a fantastic town to visit for tourists."

The following improvement works are also set to begin in Bridlington over the next 8 weeks:

North Marine Drive

The strings of decorative lighting are being re-introduced, along the full length of the footpaths. This will restore the special seaside character that is created by decorative lighting and the spectacular views along there. The lights are planned to be turned on by late June / early July.

Lime Kiln Lane, Cliff Top Path

The broken thin wooden jockey railings, which runs from the land train stop to past the coastguard station will be totally replaced with much stronger and thicker railing and painted white to match other similar areas of town.

Queensgate Park 

The wooden fence which is partly broken and hidden within the hedgerow on both Queensgate and Fortyfoot will be replaced with a low-level metal hoop-top fence, painted green. This will help to make the park a safer and more secure environment, as well as looking a smarter, well-kept area.