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Colonnade Transformation at Sutton-on-Sea

Colonnade Transformation at Sutton-on-Sea

An artist's impression of what the rebuilt Colonnade could look like. As part of the Towns Fund, one of the most talked about projects has to be the transformation being made to the Colonnade at Sutton-On-Sea. A crumbling, concrete structure first built in the 1950s,...

Engagement is Far From Over On The Coast

Engagement is Far From Over On The Coast

When we first started our journey towards a vision for Skegness and Mablethorpe, few could have anticipated what has occurred over the past year. With great hope, we embarked on what was going to be a substantial process of public consultations, direct engagement and...

Health, Wellbeing and Economic Prosperity in Mablethorpe

Health, Wellbeing and Economic Prosperity in Mablethorpe

Health, wellbeing and economic prosperity are intrinsically linked. However, so too are deprivation and health inequalities. It is our belief at the Connected Coast that we cannot ‘level up’ without understanding that driving growth requires us to create...

The Hunger For Business Success in Skegness

The Hunger For Business Success in Skegness

Skegness is a wonderful place. From its friendly residents to its proud visitor economy, I’m glad to have called it home my whole life. However, the potential that has always been there to be realised needs to be the focus of any major investment in the area. ...

Mapping Out Success for the Connected Coast

Mapping Out Success for the Connected Coast

The Connected Coast partnership is making more progress day-to-day and there's something to be said for seeing visual cues and what the hopes and realities might be for the area going forward. Through engaging with the public, it's clear there's a desire for change....

The Finer Points of Community Engagement

The Finer Points of Community Engagement

Sometimes talking about something as complex as the concept of communities can be a challenge. so in the words of philosopher Jean Varnier, this might go some way to explaining why we feel it is so important as a group representing the Connected Coast. He simply said:...

Skegness and Mablethorpe: Deal, or no Deal?

Skegness and Mablethorpe: Deal, or no Deal?

When considering what the Town’s Fund means for the towns of Skegness and Mablethorpe, something first must be understood. Simply put, the Town’s Deal for both locations is just that, is a deal.This isn’t what we are necessarily used to in local government circles....

Easing out of Lockdown

Easing out of Lockdown

With the county cautiously emerging from lockdown, there is a renewed hope of recovery for the coast and countryside as businesses look to move forward with the ‘new normal’. As Head of Economic Development and Growth at East Lindsey District Council, it’s been...

What will the new normal be for the Lincolnshire Coast?

What will the new normal be for the Lincolnshire Coast?

Six months ago, none of us could have predicted the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of life and the economy on the Lincolnshire Coast since lockdown was implemented on March 24th. Since then, we have seen our largest local industry, the...

MABLETHORPE & SKEGNESS

The Connected Coast

THE BOARD OF THE MABLETHORPE & SKEGNESS TOWN FUND BID