Mayor’s legacy lecture

Economic experts will lecture on how to regenerate Skegness at a mayoral symposium later this month.

The Mayor of Skegness, Mark Anderson, has invited three eminent academics to speak at his ‘Legacy Lecture’ as a fitting end to his year in office.

“Both the business sector and the community can celebrate the achievements that have been made in 2012 and 13; that’s why I have asked these three eminent professors to lecture on the subject of economic development and regeneration to help us achieve our goals,” he said.

The lectures will be presented at Meanie Bobini’s, formerly Harveys Bar, Skegness, on Tuesday, April 30.

Coun Anderson and East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for economic regeneration Coun Craig Leyland will be welcoming guests to the free event at 10.30am. Coun Leyland said: “We would like to involve as many people as possible as the issue of economic development is very important, especially in this climate, when funds are short, but there is a growing need to encourage people to come and spend their money in the area.”

Professor Gerard McElwee from Sheffield Hallam University, Dr Gary Bosworth from the University of Lincoln, and Professor Nigel Curry from the University of Gloucestershire will then each give lectures on national and local economic issues, growth, regeneration and land use planning.

Coun Anderson and Ivan Annibal from Rose Regeneration will then give the Skegness perspective.

All are welcome but must book. Visit or call 07768 898158.