Appeal to reinstate rain shelter

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An impassioned appeal has been made to reinstate a shelter on Skegness foreshore so that coastal visitors don’t desert the beach during summer showers.

Dorothy Avenue resident Malcolm Gabbitas has asked town councillors to lobby for the rain shelter by the Lifeboat Station to be reestablished for the good of the town following its demolition by East Lindsey district Council.

Speaking during the public session of Skegness town Council’s meeting last Wednesday, he said: “Every time we get heavy showers or a downpour people used to run to the shelter and then they went back to the beach when it stopped.

“Now there’s nowhere to go and the beach is deserted after a shower, so can we please have them back?”

The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson and Coun Dick Edgington both said they would raise the issue with the district council.

“If you don’t ask, you don’t know,” said Coun Edgington.