Multi-Million Pound Investment
East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have today announced a proposed multi-million pound investment in Hornsea.
The investment, totalling over £10m, would include a complete revamp of the existing leisure centre. ERYC also proposes moving the library, resource centre, and customer service centre to the renovated site.
Largest Investment In Hornsea
ERYC’s proposals, combined with the upgrade to the Hornsea Boat Compound and visitor facilities a short way along the promenade, will represent the single largest capital investment in Hornsea by the council. With such a large investment being made into the town the council are eager to hear from local businesses and residents and hear what they think of the proposals.
Committed To Providing The Best For Hornsea
Councillor Stephen Parnaby, OBE, leader of the council said:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to providing the residents of Hornsea with the best possible facilities and to ensure they have continued access to the services they value for many years to come.
The creation of multi-service centres has proved to be successful in other parts of the East Riding, providing residents with improved services while reducing running costs for the council by having a number of services under one roof. It has also led to increased usage and substantially improved the offer to our residents.
This investment reaffirms this council’s commitment to Hornsea and will provide a major boost to the town and seafront’s ongoing regeneration, benefitting both local people and ensuring the best possible experience for visitors.
With the Resource Centre proposed to be moved into the newly renovated facilities, as well as the public library, it will make accessing support and information much easier for residents.
The cafe and education room originally planned for the boating compound will also be moved into the newly revamped facilities, making it a great resource for both locals and visitors.
Consultation and Public Exhibition
Work is scheduled to begin at the Boating Compound in May this year. Because of this the council are eager to meet with the public. Work on the compound has been scheduled to minimise disruption to the commercial fleet. It is hoped that with these improvements it will help secure the future of the town’s fishing industry.
There will be a consultation about the proposed multi-service renovation on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of January. As part of this there will be a public exhibition on both days at the existing Leisure Centre, where staff members will be on hand to answer any queries about the proposals.
Subject to planning and approval work could begin on the renovation as soon as Autumn this year. The work would see the leisure centre closed for the building period, and options for relocating some of the services to other venues will be considered.
The library and resource centre will remain open until the services are moved to the new location.
If all planning and proposals are approved the centre could be open as soon as Autumn/Winter 2019.
What Do You Think?
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