Coast is set for a ‘buoyant’ year of prosperity

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After a grand year for all in 2012 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, it’s fair to say we are all waiting to see what 2013 will bring.

Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea was no exception when it came into joining in with last year’s festivities, the Olympic torch came along the coast, carried by a number of proud local torch bearers.

The resort saw its very first bash at a Busking Festival which was a great success and of course the ever popular light switch-on and Bathing Beauties Festival.

So what does the coast have in store for us in 2013?

Town Mananger for Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea, Karen Froggatt highlights some of the main coastal events, not to be missed.

She told the Leader: “The prediction for the year is that the ‘staycation’ market is ever popular, so hopefully our beautiful beaches will continue to attract more visitors helping to keep the local economy buoyant.”

Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton, Joyce Taylor added: “The coast is set for a great year ahead.

“The resort is an excellent family place and the town is looking more attractive each year thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers.

“The Dunes Theatre is up and running again, giving us a fantastic venue, right on top of the beach and we’re building up our sea defences, which are better than ever to protect our residents,” she said.

“The town council has also taken over the running of the market and with keeping it on the High Street, it’s increased revenue for stall holders and businesses owners on the street, so we are hoping it will go from strength to strength during 2013.”

Karen also commented on what the main aims are for the seaside resort for the year ahead.

“This year the focus is on advertising throughout the West Midlands to attract new visitors to the area. Things are happening in the town centre,” she said.

“Businesses that have been closed down for some time are gaining a new lease of life and the old library building, now the Coastal Centre will be opening shortly, which will give Victoria Road a boost.

“Also I am happy to say that we are finding the funding for thr Motorcycle Festival which will be one of our first events of the year, taking place on March 16.

What are you looking forward to most this year? Email chloe.west@jpress.co.uk.