eCONOMY BOOST AS THE COAST HEATS UP

Mablethorpe Fun Run. Photo: Trevor Bradfor.
Mablethorpe Fun Run. Photo: Trevor Bradfor.

MABLETHORPE’S promenade was bustling over the weekend thanks to an influx of continuous warm weather, providing a welcome boost to the town’s economy.

Making the most of this mini heatwave, not only did locals and holidaymakers venture out in force to appreciate the classic sun, sea and sand experience, they also had the opportunity to enjoy the sound of music filling the sea air and the pleasure of running along the seafront, raising money for charity.

Town Manager for Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea, Karen Froggatt was thrilled to see the town receive a boom in business.

She said: “All in all, we had a fantastic weekend on the coast with some great activities taking place over the weekend. Both the towns and promenades were bustling with locals and visitors.

“It was great to see the sun shining as you would expect in August.”

After disappointing weather throughout July, temperatures soared giving local businesses the crowds they were waiting for.

Karen continued to say: “Poor weather so far this summer has affected business so this weekend will have been a much needed boost to the local economy.

“Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!”

Over the weekend, Mablethorpe played host to the resort’s first ever Busking Festival on the Saturday, which saw a variety of different musicians showcasing their talents, adding a unique musical vibe to entertain holiday-goers and locals alike.

Then Sunday saw a one and three-mile fun run taking place along the promenade, where locals could enjoy the fantastic sight of the sea in the foreground rather than the normal road running, associated with most runs.

The fun run was organised to help raise funds for the vital local charities that make the seaside what it is today, including the Mablethorpe RNLI, The Seal Sanctuary, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea LIVES and the British Legion.

l See page three for all the action that took place at the resort’s first successful Busking Festival held along Mablethorpe’s promenade.