Fresh pavilion hopes

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Hopes that an historic building in the heart of Skegness could be revived after years of disuse have taken a new twist.

Lincolnshire County Council is investigating fresh plans to bring Tower Gardens Pavilion back into use with European funding.

Chief property officer Kevin Kendall said: “We’ll be looking into possibilities around the pavilion with the district council.

“Things are only in the early stages and we will be identifying the potential uses for the building over the coming months. Hopefully, we’ll be able to create something that is of benefit to the local community.”

The proposals would involve using a portion of the money the county council has applied for through the European Regional Development Fund. However, a spokesperson for the council has stressed that until a detailed plan is developed, there is no certainty that the pavilion will be eligible for a share of the funding.

The latest proposals follow several failed attempts to regenerate the building via a community asset transfer.

Although a number of community groups submitted plans to take the building over from East Lindsey District Council, none were ‘financially robust’ enough.