Checkmate! New chess and draughts table installed on Hornsea seafront

A NEW concrete chess and draughts table has been added to the garden area south of Huckleberry’s on Marine Drive. The table was funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government through Hornsea securing Coastal Community Team (CCT) status in 2017.

CCTs are made up of local volunteers, councils and local businesses. Their aim is to develop a blueprint for economic growth and help regenerate seaside areas. There are other East Riding-based CCTs in Bridlington, Withernsea and Goole. One of the promises of the Hornsea CCT is to deliver improvements to the town’s seafront and green spaces by incorporating sport, play and artistic activities.
It is hoped that further similar concrete chess and draughts tables will be provided on Hornsea seafront in the near future.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chess or draught pieces. However board pieces are available from Huckleberry’s and the foreshores office (by placing a refundable deposit).

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for local economic growth and prosperity at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This exciting seafront feature is yet another example of the support and fantastic economic investment in infrastructure that is going into our coastal towns through the work of the Coastal Community Teams.”

Councillor Barbara Jefferson, chair of the Hornsea Coastal Community Team and the chair of the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP), said: “We are thrilled that from the Government funding into the Hornsea
Coastal Community Team we have installed this attractive, high quality chess table for the community of Hornsea and for the many visitors of the seafront to enjoy to its fullest.”

INSTALLED: Councillor Barbara Jefferson enjoys a chess game with a visitor who gave excellent feedback on the newly installed concrete chess and draughts table.