Ambassadors set to showcase what town has to offer

Skegness promotion event at Skegness Pier. L-R Mrs Lisa Collins - town manager, Chloe Brazier 15 - Skegness carnival queen, Jolly Fisherman, George Saxon - town mayor, Mrs Julie Saxon - mayoress.
Skegness promotion event at Skegness Pier. L-R Mrs Lisa Collins - town manager, Chloe Brazier 15 - Skegness carnival queen, Jolly Fisherman, George Saxon - town mayor, Mrs Julie Saxon - mayoress.

People passionate about Skegness were out in force at the weekend, along with the town’s famous mascot.

Town manager Lisa Collins was joined by the Jolly Fisherman and Skegness Mayor and Mayoress Coun George and Julie Saxon to encourage people to become champions for the seaside town.

They were promoting the Skegness Ambassador scheme as part of English Tourism Week. The scheme encourages people to become ambassadors to help spread the message about the town’s attractions and allow tourists to make the most of their visit to the town.

Lisa said: “Having the support of local ambassadors will be beneficial to the town’s tourist industry.”

“It’s easy to sit back and moan about things and talk about how things used to be,” she said.

“Those days are in the past, we are the future of Skegness so we are responsible for writing its next chapter in the history books.”

“I’m saying to people come and join us. It’s a great opportunity to get out and about, reduce social isolation or depression and meet new people and hopefully have some fun along the way.

“I know how many residents are proud of their town, and know so much about its history and attractions, this allows them to come and share it with our visitors and seek feedback for the future.”

Training for the Skegness Ambassadors scheme is provided as part of the on-line Lincolnshire Ambassador Training Programme.

If you would like to find out more about becoming an ambassador email lisa.janecollins@e-lindsey.gov.uk or call 07920711312.