Glorious sunshine at Gainsborough’s own beach event

Date published: 30 July 2018
Gainsborough Beach Simon and Dawn

The summer holiday got off to a great start as families headed to Gainsborough for a beach day to remember!

Families were treated to a large sandpit complete with buckets and spades for children to use to build their very own sandcastles.

Whilst parents, grandparents and carers were able to sit back and relax on deckchairs and soak up the atmosphere, whilst watching their loved ones play.

The event, was organised by West Lindsey District Council and proved to be a huge success.

Cllr Sheila Bibb, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council said: “We have had a lovely two days at the event and it has been great to see so many families out and about enjoying the event.

“Not all families are able to enjoy trips to the seaside especially if they don’t have transport so we brought the seaside to them.

“Whether they enjoyed the sand, taking pictures on the giant deckchair or having ago at the inflatable climbing wall – there was something for everyone.

“I am pleased we were able to have the event on a Friday and a Saturday to support our local shops and our market traders.”

Dawn Baron, Chairman of the Independent Traders and owner of Baron Bou said the event was hugely popular.

She said: “It has been a brilliant way to bring the community together for a beach party in the market Square.

“Having the event on the Friday and the Saturday has created a real buzz in the town centre and I am sure everyone will have benefitted from that.”

Cllr Judy Rainsforth, ward member for the South West Ward of Gainsborough said: “The Gainsborough Beach Party was a brilliant event enjoyed by all and I was pleased to hear that, despite the weather, it drew people together from all across the town and the district to enjoy a fun family day out.”

Parent Emma Saxton (35) of Gainsborough thanked the council for putting on the event. She said: “We popped down for a quick look for the kids. It is nice that there is something for them to do over the summer holidays.”

Jade Kami of Gainsborough watched as her two year-old son Frankie, enjoy building sandcastles. She said: “I love it. When I took my daughter to school for the last day of term, we saw this and Frankie jumped straight in. he has really enjoyed it.”

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