Council bids to bring Tall Ships back to HartlepoolPublished Monday, 16th March 2020
Hartlepool Borough Council has launched a bid to bring the world-famous Tall Ships back to the town.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from far and wide flocked to Hartlepool when the vessels last visited in 2010.
And now the Council – working in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd – have submitted a bid to host The Tall Ships again in 2023.
The bid was suported by a video kindly produced by local company In Studio: www.wearein.studio
Councillor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “Hartlepool has a proud maritime heritage and to host The Tall Ships again would be a huge honour.
“Hartlepool Waterfront and its associated facilities are second to none and we proved during 2010 that we have the capability to host an event of this magnitude.
“Exciting plans have just been announced to redevelop the museum and the wider Hartlepool Waterfront site and I believe we would be a fitting venue for the Tall Ships in 2023.
“We have an enviable record for partnership working and Hartlepool Borough Council, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd are proud to present this proposal for consideration.”
Gill Alexander, Chief Executive of Hartlepool Borough Council, added: “Securing the arrival of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool has ensured the town has a permanent visitor destination of national significance and the Council is delighted to be working in partnership with the museum, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd to present this exciting proposal to host The Tall Ships in 2023.”
“Alongside our friends at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, we’ve just announced big plans for the Hartlepool Waterfront site and by 2023 the early stages of redevelopment will be in place, which would help establish a wonderful setting for the event.”
To view the bid document click here.