YEARLY REVIEW - JUNE: SO many events, cash boosts and sails return

The So Festival parade 2014. EMN-141223-124220001
The So Festival parade 2014. EMN-141223-124220001

Nature reserves received a £2.5 million financial boost during the summer.

Gibraltar Point’s Visitor Centre, café and educational facilities would be completely re-built following flooding and Chapel St Leonards’ observatory would be developed.

l Spilsby re-elected Mayor Peter Grant and deputy Gill Rymer - with the two setting out their plans for the future of the 

l The 11th Friskney Show took place, delighting the many visitors.

l The Standard revealed that a national hotel chain - later revealed as Premier Inn -had confirmed its interest 
in Pier Field in Skegness.

l The SO Festival came to East Lindsey, with a whole host of events taking 
place in Skegness and 
Spilsby - and other parts of 
the district.

The event attracted thousands to the area and was hailed a great success by organisers.

l The sails were turning again in Burgh le Marsh - as the windmill had its five sails restored.

l Former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle visited Spilsby’s King Edward VI Academy.

She spoke to pupils about her career and inspired them to acheive.

l The Volleyball England tournament came to Skegness’ beach - attracting visitors to the area.