The new Garth Lane footbridge and walkway is progressing well, and I wanted to join North East Lincolnshire Council’s leadership and my colleague Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers to discover more about the work itself. I invited council leader Philip Jackson, Deputy Leader Stan Shreeve and Councillor Callum Proctor, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Housing and Tourism to go down to the works and see what other developments in the area may be emerging.
The area is much improved, but what it now opens is the potential for expansion of the surrounding areas, including the Fishing Heritage Centre and the facilities around there. Quite extensive work is needed, but we’re having a look to see what we can do to improve things. There are lots of other initiatives coming Grimsby’s way, as well. We also had a look at the Ross Tiger to see what as needed to revitalise that and we also discussed the potential for the new housing development at the Garth Lane site.
The great thing now is that the council owns all of the Garth Lane site for the first time, meaning that it’s actually in control of wanting to develop things in the area. The meeting with council members was really to start a conversation around what could be done to improve the area, how I could support the council in developing the area and how these developments may benefit the town centre.
It’s great to be able to lend my assistance in all of the exciting possibilities that I think will be emerging in the town over the coming months and years.