Cleethorpes

North East Lincolnshire Council on the hunt for Cleethorpes Carnival organisers

North East Lincolnshire Council is looking for an events management company to run next year’s Cleethorpes Carnival.

The carnival had been running for 41 years but it was announced in April that the event would not be running this year as a suitable events company was not found to organise it.

The 2016 carnival saw around 25,000 people attend and an events management company has the chance of securing a four-year extension if the event is safe and successful.

Councillor Matt Patrick, portfolio holder for tourism, said: “The authority is doing as much as it can to help ensure the carnival has a sustainable and successful future.

“We know the carnival is hugely popular with both local people and visitors alike. We tried to secure a company to deliver the carnival in 2017, but there wasn’t suitable and sufficient interest in taking it on for this year.

“We hope that by giving companies a much longer lead in time for handover of the carnival, we’ll be able to support this fantastic community event once again in 2018.

“We’re looking forward to hearing from any events company that’s interested in putting on this fantastic event.”

Young’s Seafood Limited has confirmed they will make a £20,000 donation for next year’s carnival as this year’s did not take place.

The tender is open for event companies to apply for the event until 12pm on Friday, July 28 and can be accessed through YorTender and search in North East Lincolnshire Council opportunities, or reference DN284830.