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Lincolnshire towns get £10k in funding for local projects

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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THREE East Lindsey towns have been awarded £10,000 of government funding to support local projects.

Alford Town Council, Mablethorpe Area Partnership and the Skegness Town Centre Partnership have all been made Town Team Partners by the Government, following on from the Mary Portas pilot bids.

Alford, Mablethorpe and Skegness will also be given new opportunities with other successful team towns as well as direct mentoring and visits from a range of retail experts.

Jimmy Botton, chairman of the Skegness Partnership said: "We are delighted to become a town team partner.

"This will support us in delivering more projects and to continue supporting community groups in their activities for a more vibrant town centre especially out of season."

Skegness Town Manager, Stefan Krause said the funding will help deliver an ambitious winter programme in partnership with local businesses and community groups.

He added: "Skegness Partnership as a town team agreed to welcome a delegation of town centre managers in spring next year to share some of our local projects as best practice and how to promote our beloved seaside resort in their destinations."

Mablethorpe's Town Manager is also pleased the resort will receive £10,000 to support local projects.

Karen Froggatt said: "This support package will be extremely valuable in assisting us with some of our plans for the town centre.

"It's a great opportunity to draw on support from both experts and others who may have been involved in similar projects."

Portfolio holder for economic regeneration at East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: "The towns are all working hard, supported by the district council, to develop the economy for the benefit of the local community and this is another milestone on that journey.

"Times are tough for businesses and I'm pleased they have been able to access some additional support to help them work towards their aspirations."

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