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Welcome to Cleethorpes

ProfileMapCleethorpes is located on the north-east coast of Lincolnshire where the River Humber enters the North Sea, approximately 160 miles north of London and 2 miles south of Grimsby. 

The town has a population of around 32,600 and is within North East Lincolnshire (comprising the former Great Grimsby Borough and Cleethorpes Borough) which covers an area of approximately 19,185 hectares (74.5 sq miles / 192 sq kms) and which has a total population of around 156,000.

It is a popular and traditional seaside resort, with three miles of excellent sandy beaches and a wide promenade, which developed rapidly, from a tiny fishing village, in the late 19th-century and which today attracts up to a million visitors each year. There are numerous attractions and fine views of the ships entering the nearby Humber estuary.

Historically the town's economy has been based upon its position as a seaside resort, at least since the arrival of the railways in 1845, and its traditional tourist facilities have been enhanced in recent years with the development of new visitor attractions such as the Discovery Centre. Industry in the area is quite diverse with North East Lincolnshire particularly strong in the food, chemical, ports and distribution sectors.

The name Cleethorpes derives from the Old Scandinavian 'clee+thorp' meaning 'hamlets near Clee'. The place name 'Clee' derived from the Old English word which referred to the clay soil.

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Local News
01 Mar 2015

  • Lincoln City 0-2 Woking
    Woking enhance their Conference play-off hopes, as two first-half goals earn them a comfortable victory at Lincoln.
  • Loft suffocation killer jailed
    A man is jailed for killing a friend who suffocated while trapped between the rungs of a loft ladder as he was struck with a piece of wood.
  • Club launches Dambusters mosaic bid
    A football club is attempting to pay off its debts by asking fans to sponsor the creation of a giant Dambusters mosaic made from seats.
  • Man sentenced for doctor CV changes
    A recruitment consultant, who changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs, is given a suspended sentence.
  • Libor fines benefit air ambulances
    Air ambulance charities, including one in Lincolnshire, are to receive £250,000 each from the government as part of the Libor fine fund.
  • Lincoln's Farman agrees new deal
    Lincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman agrees to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Conference club.
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