YEARLY REVIEW - APRIL: Car park baby, leisure overhaul, sport success

Skegness fronts
Skegness fronts

A shake-up was on the cards as a major overhaul of leisure facilities was proposed by East Lindsey District Council

To save the council £1 million over five years, the executive board made a recommendation that a charity non-profit distributing organisation be set-up to run leisure, health and cultural services.

Responsibility for the Embassy Theatre, SO Festival, Embassy Swimming Pool, Skegness Sports Association and the arts would change hands.

l A revamped fleet of Stagecoach buses in the town were launched brightening up the resort.

Now, a familiar sight in and around the town, the Skegness Standard launched a competition for one lucky winner to have their design made to join the four other themed buses, Pierre, Candy, Sandy and Shelly.

l Karen Lewis, grandmother of Skegness couple Carla Lewis and Mitchell Devine, dramatically delivered the couple’s baby Avissa-Jai in the car park of Old Leake’s Bricklayer’s Arms on the way to Pilgrim Hospital from Skegness - just a day before Mother’s Day.

The family had a Mother’s Day to remember, returning home with the new-born.

Father Mitchell said: “I won’t be forgetting Mother’s Day now.”

l Skegness windsufrer Robert York celebrated after winning the Royal Yachting Association’s Youth National Championship.