The famous Jolly Fisherman statue from Skegness seafront has been taken away for refurbishment. The sculpture's hands and arms are in particular need of repair work. James Gilbert is from East Lindsey Council.
The famous Jolly Fisherman statue from Skegness seafront has been taken away for refurbishment. The sculpture's hands and arms are in particular need of repair work.
It may be December but tourism bosses in one seaside resort in Lincolnshire are already planning for the summer. 60,000 copies of a new visitor guide for Skegness and the surrounding areas have been unveiled today by East Lindsey District Council.
The council's also planning to run a huge bus advertising campaign in the West Midlands, to try and bring more visitors to the area. As Kate Hemingway reports:
Tourism experts are launching their campaign to get more people to visit Skegness in 2013. Next year's visitor guide's coming out later - to remind potential visitors of the resort's attractions.
Tourism experts are launching their campaign to get more people to visit Skegness in 2013.
Next year's visitor guide is coming out later - to remind potential visitors of the resort's attractions.
There have been at least 30 more complaints from bereaved families, who say they've been let down by a stone mason in Lincolnshire. It follows our story last night that Simply Memorials in Skegness were paid for headstones which have never been delivered. Julie Lockwood reports.
Police in Skegness are appealing for help after an injured man was taken to hospital. They are wanting to hear from taxi drivers, or anyone else, who may have taken the forty two year old man to hospital early this morning. He has a serious head injury.
An Ofsted inspection has found that since Skegness Academy opened, the quality of teaching and achievement has improved rapidly. It has also classed its leadership and governance as 'outstanding'.
Inspectors scrutinised records and documentation, observed lessons and met with pupils and staff to get their views.
– Ian Corns, Acting Principal
The Academy has made outstanding progress over the last two years and the staff and pupils are rightfully proud of their achievements. Our relentless commitment to the highest standards of education is evident in the report which found that that most students make better than expected progress and leave the Academy with standards that are rising each year - this year’s GCSE and A-level examination results are proof of that.”
After months of wrangling over a new design for the Skegness Jolly Fisherman mascot, councillors have agreed to use the existing one.
The mascot first appeared on a 1908 railway poster advertising the Lincolnshire coastal resort. A new version is due to be placed in a plaza outside the railway station.
Officials had previously failed to agree, with one suggestion from the county council being described as "like a gargoyle" by Skegness Town Council.
Skegness Mayor Mark Anderson said in order to move things along quickly the town council has agreed to use the original design of Jolly pulling a suitcase along.
Staff at Natureland say the decision to keep Eve the hooded seal there permanently was a difficult one, but one which they believe will be in her best interests to prevent her from getting stranded again.
– Richard Yeadon, Natureland
We have consulted other experts in wildlife rescue and animal welfare, including one of the top vets in the country. We heard about one hooded seal that was released off the north of Scotland, which was one idea we had for Eve. A few months later it turned up in Spain drastically underweight. She seems very chilled out in the resident seal pool, enjoying five meals of the best quality herrings a day! I'm sure we have made the right decision for her.