Water work display

Money to be invested in new pumping stations on the south side'PA1218-11a'Current Station on the soth marine drive
Money to be invested in new pumping stations on the south side'PA1218-11a'Current Station on the soth marine drive

A DROP-IN session will be held for the public to ask questions about a £40 million investment by Yorkshire Water to improve Bridlington’s beaches.

Construction work will begin in November to build a storm water tunnel more than two metres wide and 800 metres long, a new storm water pumping station and to improve an existing pumping station.

Map of construction work for Yorkshire Water development

Map of construction work for Yorkshire Water development

The Yorkshire Water team, along with specialist contractors and surveyors, will be at Bridlington Spa on Thursday 27 September from 3pm-7pm to answer queries and provide further information about the project.

The company are working in partnership with local councils, the Environment Agency and Welcome to Yorkshire to improve beaches right along Yorkshire’s 50-mile coastline as part of its multi-agency ‘Coast to Boast About’ initiative, and Bridlington will be part of this project.

Duncan Warner, Yorkshire Water Project Manager, said: “We’ve employed highly experienced specialists to carry out this vital work in Bridlington and we’d like to encourage residents to come and talk to us at the drop-in event we’re hosting.

“Investing in the highest standard of bathing water quality will bring a wide range of benefits to Bridlington.

“Of course this will mean some construction work in the short-term but we hope people will recognise the longer-term benefits of this scheme.”

The project will see engineering specialists Morgan Sindall Grontmij undertake major work at five different sites in Bridlington; Palace Car Park, Hilderthorpe Road, South Marine Drive, Princess Mary Promenade and the waste water treatment works off Kingsgate.

For more information on the scheme, visit www.yorkshirewater.com/bridlington.