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Campaigners propose venue alternative to Skegness hotel

Campaigners who are fighting plans for a hotel development on Skegness seafront have now come up with an idea for a concert -style venue on the land.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

A decision over whether to sell Pier Field to KCS Developments is expected to be made by East Lindsey District Council on Monday.

But campaigners say if they are successful in securing Pier Field for community use, they could then seek permission to build a venue called 'The Shell' on the land instead.

The drawings give an insight into what the stage could look like.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

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Ryan Smith's first steps captured on family video

A teenager who was badly injured in a cycling accident has taken his first steps.

Ryan Smith from Skegness suffered a serious brain injury after the accident in July 2013. He was not wearing a cycling helmet. Since then his family has campaigned to make it compulsory for children to wear them.

This weekend, Ryan took his first steps, without the help of a frame to support him, progress the teenager says he is proud of.

'Save our Foreshore' campaigners deliver 5000 signature petition

Campaigners opposed to plans for a hotel and restaurant on a piece of land on the Skegness seafront have delivered a 5000 signature petition to the district council. The 'Save our Foreshore Group' and a group of mascots took the document to East Lindsey District Council this morning . A decision over whether to sell the land to KCS Developments will be made later this month. The campaigners are trying to register the land as an asset of community value.

Campaigners deliver 5000 signature petition over seafront hotel plans

Campaigners opposed to plans for a hotel and restaurant on a piece of land on the Skegness seafront have delivered a 5000 signature petition to the district council.

Campaginers hand in 5000 signature petition Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 'Save our Foreshore Group' and a group of mascots took the document to East Lindsey District Council this morning (Monday February 9, 2015) .

A decision over whether to sell the land to KCS Developments will be made later this month. The campaigners are trying to register the land as an asset of community value.

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Campaigners claim partial victory in Skegness land battle

Campaigners in Skegness are claiming a partial victory in their battle to save a piece of land from being sold to developers.

East Lindsey District Council was expected to make a decision today over whether a developer could buy the site next to Skegness Pier - to potentially build an 80 bed hotel and fast food restaurant.

The scheme has faced stiff opposition in the community and following an eleventh hour challenge the whole project has now been delayed by months, throwing the development into doubt, as Kate Hemingway reports.

New sports centre to be built in Skegness

Plans have been approved to build a new sports facility in Skegness which will be the home of the town's football team.

A new lease will pave the way for £1.64million investment in improved sports facilities and a new home for Skegness Town Football Club.

The project will create a sporting hub for the people of Skegness, Wainfleet and surrounding areas.

The improvements will enable Skegness Town to gain National League Standard 5 meaning they can now progress beyond the league up the leagues.

Councillor Adam Grist said: "This is a fantastic opportunity Skegness and the surrounding area. It will allow more people to access first-class sports facilities on their own doorstep and provide a boost to local sporting teams – in particular football and rugby."

Man arrested after teenager's death in Skegness collision

A 53 year-old man from Spilsby has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after a 16-year-old girl died following a collision with several vehicles in Skegness.

Police were called to A158 near to the Southview Leisure Park on Burgh Road around 7am today.

The road was reopened around 4:30pm.

The man has been interviewed and released on police bail.

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