November 10, 2021 9.27 am

Work starts on £3m Cleethorpes lifeboat station next year

Work on new RNLI lifeboat station to start next year

By Local Democracy Reporter

Work is set to start on Cleethorpes’ new RNLI station next year.

The charity will be building the £3 million lifeboat facility opposite the current one near Brighton slipway.

It will house a more powerful lifeboat which will allow for rescues in even the roughest of weather.

The boathouse will have its own slipway, and won’t require crews to cross a public road before launching.

The main building should be completed around mid-2023.

Artists’ impressions of the new station have already been released by the RNLI.

The RNLI has agreed with North East Lincolnshire Council that preliminary work will begin on April 4, with the 10-week piling work commencing on May 9.

This will involve a partial footpath closure of the Central Promenade, and a nearby area of the beach will be cordoned off.

A powerful B Class Atlantic 85 will join the resort’s existing D class lifeboat.

Much of the costs towards the new station were raised through donations from the charity’s supporters.

The new facility will have improved changing and training facilities, with the RNLI fundraising shop also moving onto the site.

Volunteers will have access to running water and a toilet, which aren’t available in the current location.

The RNLI has already installed new steps onto the beach to preserve public access during the works.

Jamie King, Area Lifesaving Manager for Humber and Lincolnshire, added: “This new station will represent a huge change, not only to the lifesaving service we provide to the local area, but also to the way our volunteers can train and operate, in a much safer and more efficient environment than is possible in the current building.”

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