The Sewerby Spotlight column with David Dawson

The new cycle lane down Church Lane. This will see holiday makers heading into town on two wheels.
The new cycle lane down Church Lane. This will see holiday makers heading into town on two wheels.

I was so pleased to read Tim Norman’s Tourism Times article and to hear that things were looking up for the south side of Bridlington with spring looking like a busy period and many bookings coming in.

On the north side of Bridlington we have also had the Beast from the East with force eight gales and eroding cliffs. But unlike our counterparts on the south side we have chosen to remain in hibernation until Easter.

David Dawson.

David Dawson.

Exciting things are beginning to happen down Jewison and Church Lanes.

The council have found £10,000 to remove the centre lines and install cycling lanes.

It is anticipated that the camping holiday makers will go out and buy hundreds of bicycles so they can cycle down to town. Their journey will be made all the more attractive by the eventual installation of double yellow lines along Sewerby Road protecting the grass verges and displaying beautiful daffodils and wild flowers in all their glory.

Then there are the exciting developments at Sewerby Hall to look forward to with the 10 Year Development Plan.

Soon we will have a floral tree hanging display on the site of the triangle at the junction of Sewerby and Cliff Roads.

Many tourists and visitors come to this area of Bridlington to seek peace and tranquillity. They park their vehicles in the Picnic Car Park and then go sit on the cliff tops to look out to sea and admire the views.

Some of them visit our very popular Model Village which continues to be a main attraction in Sewerby.

Despite recent setbacks such as winter burglaries and attempted ones, the closing of the fish and chip shop and an established restaurant, you can still have your hair cut in the one and only shop.

And you can always go and drown your sorrows in The Ship Inn with fine ales and wines. They have a new menu and extended opening times.

There’s wine tasting and a quiz on Friday 6 April to be followed by a five course taster menu on Saturday 21 April.

We have booked the Hunmanby Silver Band to put on a Summer Serenade on 21 July and a last Night of The Proms on 13 October.

Sewerby is becoming a flourishing and attractive village.