Two beach chalets that line the promenade in Sutton on Sea have been given the go ahead to be converted into shops to help boost tourism.
Planning permission was granted by East Lindsey District Council to the Sutton on Sea First Residents Association to use these chalets for shops on June 4.
The two chalets are located above the colonnade and overlook the bowling green.
The idea for the chalet shops had sprang from a forum of the association that was held last autumn and is in line with one of the objectives of the association, which is to enhance the social and cultural life of Sutton on Sea’s community.
The huts are to be used as a arts and crafts gallery and it is hoped that individuals and groups will use them to display and sell their work, while providing a focus where residents and tourists can meet.
Chairman of the Sutton on Sea First Residents Association, Adrian Benjamin, is delighted that the plans for the chalet shops has been accepted.
He said: “I was thrilled at our association being given the go-ahead for the use of the Chalets as Shops.
“In the few days since the news came through, we have already received booking fees of over £500 and this shows how keen our crafts people are to use this new facility on our prom.
“I cannot wait to see their work being displayed and I know that this bit of the foreshore will now turn into a hub of conversation and creativity.”
The rates for renting the huts are very reasonable and can be for either used for a whole day or just an evening ~ in the style of a ‘Private View’ reception.
Those who are interested in booking a slot or viewing one of the chalet shops now on offer should contact Patti Marson on 01507 473 502.
Or you can e-mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org.