Amphitheatre plan nearing completion

Skegness Ampitheatre
Skegness Ampitheatre

An ambition project to transform an underused site at Chapel St Leonards is nearing completion.

Since early October, Lincolnshire County Council has been working with contractor Coffey Construction Ltd to give the site near the Pullover a new lease of life.

Among the features is a three-tiered seating area in the style of an amphitheatre looking out towards the sea, along with new surfacing and furniture. The local community will be able to use it for a variety of purposes, including outdoor performances and activities.

Work will largely be completed by Christmas, when attention will turn to applying the finishing touches, ready for an official opening event in spring next year.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for economic development, said: “This will be a fantastic new space for the local community, bringing people together. I’m also confident it will help attract new visitors to the area, bringing a welcome boost to the local tourism industry. I look forward to helping people make the most of it – once the milder weather returns in the spring.”

The council has thanked Blue Anchor Leisure Ltd.for supplying the decorative boulders and boat for the new space.

Funding for the scheme included a £72,700 contribution from WREN, a not-for-profit business which awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.