Unnamed group submits business plan to take over disused Pavilion in Tower Gardens, Skegness

One organisation has submitted an outline Business Plan to East Lindsey District Council to take over the running of The Pavilion in Tower Gardens in Skegness.

The District Council announced in the summer of 2012 that it was inviting expressions of the interest in The Pavilion, which has been vacant since 2007, with a view to handing it over to a community organisation for continued community use.

The District Council, as part of the Community Asset Transfer process, has arranged for an independent evaluation of the outline Business Plan to be completed, to ensure it is robust and achievable.

Corporate Asset Manager at the Council, Gary Sargeant, said: “Whilst we’re not able to name the organisation at this stage due to commercial confidentiality, we are in the process of looking in detail at the Business Plan they have submitted.

“To be fair to all parties, it is important we make sure the initial figures stack up and the ambition within the plan is realistic to achieve before asking the group to develop their plan to the final detailed Business Plan stage.”

The District Council has already handed land at Church Farm Museum in Skegness, Horncastle and Louth Town Halls and Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa over to local organisations through a similar process.