Our Vision and Our History

Through the Towns Funding, we have a once in a generation opportunity to invest in projects that can transform Skegness and Mablethorpe for residents and visitors alike.

The projects that we deliver will bring huge benefits to our areas and our local economy, through regeneration, increased access to skills and enterprise opportunities, and better connections.

These projects will have an impact for years to come, and will attract people to our beautiful coast and towns to live, work and visit - enjoying everything our Connected Coast has to offer.

January 2024

TEC it away - work to start on new Skegness skills hub.

December 2023

Sandilands to thrive as plans approved to bring coastal land back to its roots.

December 2023

Multi-Million Pound Investment Creating New Opportunities for Skegness and Mablethorpe.

November 2023

Mablethorpe Annual Report Films.

November 2023

Skegness Annual Report Films.

November 2023

New era for Skegness rail customers as £3.3 million station transformation begins today, 6 November.

November 2023

The exciting winter for heritage in Skegness begins!!

October 2023

Events Will Showcase Multi-Million Pound Investment in Skegness and Mablethorpe.

October 2023

Connected Coast Response: Long-Term Plan for Towns.

September 2023

Work on a long awaited multi-million-pound redevelopment project in Sutton on Sea is set to get underway in September, after East Lindsey District Council's Executive Board approved the first phase of work to take place.

August 2023

Mablethorpe’s new public swimming pool has today started to be filled with water to test it, marking an important milestone for the long-awaited facility for the town.

August 2023

Councillors from East Lindsey District Council have this week approved plans to proceed with the delivery of a £ 5 million project funded by Arts Council England’s Cultural Development Fund.

August 2023

Work on a long-awaited multi-million-pound redevelopment project in Sutton on Sea is set to get underway in September after East Lindsey District Council’s Executive Board approved the first phase of work to take place.

August 2023

East Lindsey District Council’s flagship Town Deal project is making great progress as the Campus for Future Living takes shape in Mablethorpe.

July 2023

Work on a long-awaited multi-million-pound redevelopment project in Sutton on Sea is set to get underway in September after East Lindsey District Council’s Executive Board approved the first phase of work to take place.

June 2023

The Connected Coast board has welcomed two new members to further strengthen and enhance its expertise as it oversees the multi-million-pound Towns Fund investment in Skegness and Mablethorpe.

June 2023

The National Trust at Sandilands has appointed local architects and submitted a planning application for the new coastal nature reserve, which will see major wildlife habitat creation and the construction of an eco-friendly visitor welcome hub.

June 2023

A new multi-user trail between Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells will make it easier for people to walk, cycle, and enjoy the outdoors around Skegness.

May 2023

At Tower Gardens, we are looking to reinstate the historic pleasure garden to its former glory through a scheme of hard landscaping and planting, as well as making accessibility improvements to the site so that it may be enjoyed by a greater range and diversity of people within the local community.

March 2023

Heritage Lincolnshire are leading the Town Deal projects to revitalise the town centres in Skegness and Mablethorpe.

February 2023

Construction to bring the pioneering health and education facility The Campus for Future Living has officially started in Mablethorpe.

January 2023

Heritage Lincolnshire are leading the Town Deal projects to revitalise the town centres in Skegness and Mablethorpe.

January 2023

The Embassy Theatre in Skegness is benefitting from £1.3M Towns Fund investment which will see the theatre undergo a redevelopment that reflects the Scandinavian culture house concept, becoming a community and social hub with culture at its heart.

December 2022

Work is progressing on delivering investment of over £82M in Skegness and Mablethorpe through a number of exciting and transformational projects.

November 2022

People are being invited to find out more about the exciting multi-million-pound investment plans for Skegness and Mablethorpe at two events taking place this December.

November 2022

The redevelopment of the Colonnade and Pleasure Gardens has the potential to be a game changer for Sutton on Sea, bringing facilities, opportunities, and investment that will truly transform this area for the benefit of both residents and visitors alike.

September 2022

East Lindsey District Council is preparing to formally submit revised plans for the redevelopment of Sutton on Sea Colonnade and Pleasure Gardens.

September 2022

East Lindsey District Council is offering developers a unique opportunity to invest in five prime sites close to Skegness seafront to help shape the future of the iconic resort.

September 2022

Councillors have approved planning consent for the Campus for Future Living, which is set to put Mablethorpe at the forefront of medical technology and innovation.

September 2022

Councillors have approved planning consent for a new purpose-built leisure centre and digital learning complex for Mablethorpe.

August 2022

Skegness is set to be home to one of the first culture houses in the country after the district council planning gave consent for the redesign of the Embassy Theatre.

August 2022

£8.5m in Town Deal funding has been approved for the campus which will put Mablethorpe at the forefront of medical technology and health and care related teaching and research.

June 2022

Making waves in Skegness as Heritage Lincolnshire get green light to deliver multi-million Town Centre Transformation.

June 2022

Transformational multi-million-pound projects for Mablethorpe, and Skegness given the go-ahead by the government after business cases confirmed.

March 2022

Deadlines for Business Case submission of further towns fund projects.

September 2021

Funding allocation for business case development to be released

September 2021

If approved, funding will be allocated to East Lindsey District Council as the accountable body for the two town funds projects above

July 2021

Skegness and Mablethorpe grant offer letter received confirming projects/financial profile

May 2021

Project summary documentation, including monitoring and evaluation plan and financial profile submitted to MHCLG

March 2021

Heads of Terms offer letter for both towns (received/accepted - £45.9m combined allocation)

October 2020

Town Investment Plan submitted

January 2020

Connected Coast structure established; Website: www.connectedcoast.co.uk launched

November 2019

MHCLG Towns Fund Prospectus launched