Vote on public art for Brid work site

The Yorkshire Water works being carried out on Bridlington's south side, just below the Spa.
The Yorkshire Water works being carried out on Bridlington's south side, just below the Spa.

Voting opens this week for a children’s art competition being run by Yorkshire Water to celebrate its £40 million bathing water investment for Bridlington.

Local children were challenged with creating a picture to show what they like most about the seaside and 10 finalists have been selected. Customers are now being asked to choose their favourite online on Yorkshire Water’s Facebook page.

Work to improve Bridlington’s waste water system started in November 2012 and will continue into 2014. The work involves construction of an underground storm water tunnel, a new pumping station on the promenade and improvements to existing pumping and treatment facilities in the town.

Project manager, Duncan Warner, has been impressed by the response so far, saying: “Lots of people are already interested in our Bridlington project because it’s such a significant improvement for the town. We’ve enjoyed visiting local schools and knew the pupils would add their creativity through this competition.

“The artwork will help decorate the wooden hoardings that surround our construction sites, so we’re excited to see how our customers vote. We’re encouraging people to come and see the pictures by visiting Bridlington’s South Beach Promenade.”

Pictures can also be seen at the public information centre at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Hilderthorpe Road and is open Monday to Friday. Voting is open until May 1, when the competition winner is announced. For more information visit www.yorkshirewater.com/bridlington