jimhardaker wrote (View Post
): › I sometimes think we put too much emphasis on clinging on to old buildings when it would be far easier to start afresh.
It's only easier because it's cheaper to build new rather than preserve or renovate, this is due to the tax system.
A tea rooms would have made a fortune this year, although most people only ever remember the one day it rained for 3 weeks we have had some glorious weather.
I think a CIC community Interest company should be formed to whip the local and national authorities into shape.
There are many people in the local area that would visit the tea rooms to use internet services and to pay money into a local credit union.
There are many other reasons for people to gather there.
Skegness council/ELDC could learn a lot from other groups to provide events that people actually want and that would actually fetch more trade into the area.
Skegness SO what festival, the poorly organised switched on event and the forthcoming Skegness Carnival, could learn a lot from local groups like the one that organised the Chapel St Leonards Carnival.
Chapel St Leonards Carnival was a fantastic event that had entertainment and activities for everyone, it caused no disruption (ie no roads closed, no parking facilities closed, no disruption to public transport).
The club receives no financial help and has to raise all the funds from fund raising events and collecting boxes http://www.chapelstleonardscarnival.com/