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North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day

National Armed Forces Day 2015 was hosted in Guildford Credit: Press Association

North East Lincolnshire Council have released Park and Ride details and information on the free amenities available for the Armed Forces Day weekend.

Park and Ride facilities will be available at sites situated across the borough, and will aim to help smooth out any potential traffic-related issues that could arise from the extra visitors travelling into the borough.

Park and Ride sites will be situated at:

  • The Royal Dock, Grimsby, sign-posted from the A180
  • The rear of Matthew Humberstone Lower School, Grimsby

The Park and Ride service will be operated by Stagecoach, and will run from 8am this morning, with the final bus arriving at the last park and ride site at 11pm. This service will only run today.

All Council-owned car parks across the borough will be free for public use across the weekend.

Additional car parking will also be available at Cleethorpes Cricket Club, which is privately owned, and also at:

  • The Holy Family Catholic Academy, Grimsby
  • Grimsby Institute car parks

The public toilets in the resort of Cleethorpes, at Grant Street, Sea Road, St. Peters Avenue, Kingsway and the Boating Lake, will also be free to use, open from 8am to 11pm over the weekend.

Additional toilets have been brought into the borough for the weekend.

A souvenir brochure for the Armed Forces national event will be on sale from Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre and at various points across the resort over the weekend for a cost of £3.00.

The Council is committed to making this event a successful one, and lifting these charges for the weekend will make it easier for people who may not necessarily be familiar with the borough.

I look forward to welcoming visitors to our vibrant resort ahead of the Armed Forces Day national event.

– Councillor Ray Oxby, Leader of North East Lincolnshire

The Armed Forces weekend will be very big for the area, and we are expecting to see many thousands of people visit Cleethorpes to take part in the celebrations.

All of the public toilets in the borough have been given a deep clean, with two of the resorts facilities in particular benefitting from a refurbishment.

– Councillor Matthew Patrick, Portfolio Holder for Finance

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