#City & Town Planning
East Lindsey District Council
United Kingdom

In June 2004, the Skegness Standard and the Skegness Target newspapers revealed that ELDC is consideringre-developing the south foreshore in Skegness, Lincolnshire. This would result in the loss of the Southern Boating Lake, Fairy Dell, Putting Greens, Pitch and Putt and the Crown Bowling Greens.

These facilities may not be used as much as they should, but it is felt that ELDC has neglected this traditional and tranquil part of the town. The Boating lake, with it's tiered terracing could be brought back to its ownwith the reintroduction of firework displays, and by possibly installing some sort of sound system, live performers could provide music etc from the island. The Fairy Dell holds a sentimental place in many people's hearts as they spent time there as kids playing in the pool surrounding the wonderfully ornate fountain. This is where kids can play safely away from potentially dangerous tidal conditions.

As for the Pitch and putt, not many visitors venture that far down South Parade because there is no adequate signage making it obvious that such a facility exists.

Not everybody comes to Skegness for all the thrills and spills that the continuously developing central and north foreshore provide. Many people visit for a rest, a bt of relaxation, and this is where the more genteel southern foreshore comes into it's own - there is no other part of town that offers such a refuge. If maintained well, this area could be very attractive, and a credit to Skegness.

Petition calling for East Lindsey District Council to re-consider its idea of redeveloping the southern foreshore in Skegness in favour of maintaining such facilities as the Southern Boating Lake, Fairy Dell, Bowling Greens and Pitch and Putt to a higher (more adequate) standard, and bring out the full potential of this haven from the hustle and bustle of the central and northern foreshore.

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The Spare South Parade From The Developers petition to East Lindsey District Council was written by D SHARP and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.