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Skegness hits back at being branded UK's most deprived resort

Councillors in Skegness have attacked a government report that branded the resort as the most deprived in the UK. In a report based on poverty figures, the Lincolnshire seaside town - famous for the Jolly Fisherman and Butlins - came out with the worst record.

At the resort today, they were testing out a ferry service as one way of bringing in tourists from other areas. Calendar spoke to Cllr. Dick Edginton of east Lindsay District Council


Prehistoric pay day for Skegness?

One of the country's best known resorts is hoping for a prehistoric pay day as part of its bid to boost tourism. Skegness is doing all it can to bring in the visitors and create dozens of jobs.

There's been a £16m investment at a holiday park and now a developer is ploughing hundreds of thousand of pounds into dinosaurs. It's all happening on the sea front and it's hoped that it'll bring more investment as Kate Hemingway reports.


Skegness dinosaur theme park investment

Hoteliers and businesses are welcoming more investment in Skegness. A private investor has put £250,000 into developing a dinosaur theme park on the seafront.

The Dinosaur Adventure Park

The attraction is expected to create around 40 jobs long term. The local council says it's part of £25m that's being invested in the area for the future.

The Dinosaur Adventure Park

It comes after Butlins in Skegness opened a £16m water park, creating dozens of new jobs for the town.

Skegness goes prehistoric

Lost World Dinosaur Park Credit: Lost World Adventure Park

Part of the promenade in Skegness has been redeveloped to create a dinosaur park aimed at educating children. Private investors are involved in the project. The park already has a black lit 3D golf and interactive 4D dinosaur trail. An amphitheatre, museum and cinema are planned for next year.

Inside the park Credit: Lost World Adventure Park
One of the dinosaurs Credit: Lost World Adventure Park
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