Winthorpe residents speak out on issues

Local services and the community of Winthorpe are joining together for the C2 communities project.

Local services and the community of Winthorpe are joining together for the C2 communities project.

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More doctors, access to the beach, youth facilities and better transport are just some of the things the community of Winthorpe wants to improve.

Residents were invited to talk about their community at a meeting last Saturday designed to give them more say about how to shape its future.

Around 2,500 leaflets were dropped through letter boxes inviting them to the C2 communities project forum at Seathorne School. It is the first time something of this kind has been introduced in Lincolnshire.

The C2 project, which has been rolled out in other communities across the nation, is an experiential learning programme designed to equip residents with practical, evidence based skills which allow for development in a chosen neighbourhood.

Leanne Irving, chairman of the Winthorpe residents association, said: “It will allow residents to have their say about our community and see what they would actually like here.”

The project was introduced by Hazel Stuteley OBE, C2 programme director, who gave all a chance to write down what they felt needed changing.

Issues covered included housing problems, less litter, a lollypop lady, better access to the beach, anti-social behaviour, more police and the setting up of a neighbourhood watch. Health care and more doctors were also mentioned.

A feedback session will be held this Saturday from 10am-11am at Seathorne School.

Wainfleet is also set to benefit from the C2 communities project shortly.