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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...

A Belief in the Future of the Connected Coast

A Belief in the Future of the Connected Coast

In this blog, Sarah Louise Fairburn, Chair of the Connected Coast board, explains why a shared and ambitious vision for the future of the Lincolnshire Coast is important and why she felt the need to step up to become the Chair of the board. There’s a lot to be proud...

An addition to the Towns Fund for both our Connected Coast towns

An addition to the Towns Fund for both our Connected Coast towns

Both Mablethorpe and Skegness are now going to receive additional grant funding, with Mablethorpe receiving a grant of £500,000 and Skegness receiving £750,000. There's been so much to digest recently when it comes to our participation in the Towns Fund programme....

A digital future is possible for the coast

A digital future is possible for the coast

Peter Watson, MD of Distract, a marketing agency based in Lincoln, explains why the coast is ripe for digitalisation given recent developments concerning 5G, COVID-19 and more. The acceleration of digitalisation they say is one of the only positives to come out of the...

MABLETHORPE & SKEGNESS

The Connected Coast

THE BOARD OF THE MABLETHORPE & SKEGNESS TOWN FUND BID