The Government has announced that further funding will be made available to help continue the work to improve and transform Skegness:  Long-Term Plan for Towns.

It is fantastic news that Skegness is set to benefit from further funding, support, and development through the Government’s just announced ‘Long-Term Plan for Towns.’ We have already secured over £50Million of Towns Fund and matched funding for Skegness and this represents a further and significant opportunity for Skegness, building on and aligning with the work that is being delivered through Towns Fund, Levelling Up funding, UKSPF, and the Cultural Development Fund.

The prospectus from government outlines the potential to repurpose the role of Town Deal boards to take a lead on developing a shared vision for towns and overseeing the funding. Whilst we await further details and direction, the experience, expertise, and track record of Connected Coast Town Deal Board would make it well placed to work with the community and partners to fulfil this important role. The board is committed to delivering for Skegness and the Long Term Plan for Towns, together with the existing funding, will further enable the town to maximise its potential. This is exciting news for the area.

Chris BaronChair of Connected Coast