This week’s guest column comes from Coun Doreen Stephenson, leader of East Lindsey District Council...
As the nights get darker, the wind starts to whip up fallen leaves and rain is breaking through the sunshine, there is no denying that the summer has in fact ended, but this needn’t be the case for the tourist offer within the district.
Over recent years we have been working hard to extend the visitor season well beyond the traditional six week summer holiday – proving that East Lindsey has something on offer all year round for both local people and visitors alike.
As this year’s successful Wolds Words Festival, which took place in October, draws to a close we are looking forward to the AMCA motorcycle race on Skegness beach on November 8 and 9.
The two-day event has been held in Skegness since 2010 and now attracts in the region of 20,000 spectators at what was traditionally a quieter time of year, establishing itself as an important part of the district’s sporting and cultural calendar.
Events such as this are vital to creating an increased footfall in the area all year round which has knock-on benefits to local businesses, amenities and attractions with people staying, eating and shopping locally.
It is important that we spread the message that our district is not only a fantastic summer destination, it is also a great place to visit during the winter period too. Why not take time to see what we have to offer on your very doorstep?