– William Mitchell, Joint MD Skegness Pier
We have been working as part of a team in partnership with a whole raft of people and organisations to get the scheme this far. There are just one or two more hurdles to clear, so our fingers are still crossed and we hope that this will become an iconic addition to the Skegness foreshore."
– Mayor of Skegness, Councillor Mark Anderson
The Partnership has been determined to drive forward a project that can make a real difference to the community in Skegness. This is a great example of the business community and local Councils working together to develop plans and seek funding to improve the local area for both local people and visitors. There is still a long way to go but the project is heading in the right direction.
Plans are being put forward to create an all year round attraction on Skegness' seafront. Skegness Town Centre Partnership is applying for planning permission for a £1.2m development.
The plan, which is awaiting funding confirmation, includes a covered walkway similar in shape to the waving arms of the resort’s famous Jolly Fisherman mascot; a stage at either end for entertainment; lighting displays and a bus pull in with fountains timed to music.
Once completed the newly created venue could be used for cultural activities and events as well as being a focal point for visitors to the resort.