New community plan to drive Mablethorpe into the future

Community Led Plan committee chair and vice chair Karen Froggatt and Paddy Prince holding the finished plans.
Community Led Plan committee chair and vice chair Karen Froggatt and Paddy Prince holding the finished plans.

A Community Led Plan has been drawn up to bring together the key needs of the community and push the coast forward for the future.

The plan is the result of a consultation with residents in Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe that has been compiled to form a guide to outline the wants and needs of the town’s population for the next five to 10 years.

The overall aim is to improve ‘services and facilities’ in the area and to highlight residents’ priorities.

The plan is aspirational and is likely to change as it develops throughout the coming years and will adapt to new challenges and circumstances.

Committee chairman of the plan, Karen Froggatt explained: “We believe it is really important for us to have a Community Led Plan bringing together the views, needs and opinions of the community.

“The plan is all about trying to improve ‘services and facilities’ in the area over the next five to 10 years.

“Central Government acknowledges that a Community Led Plan is an effective way of communicating the views and needs of the community and has the potential to influence the decisions of local authorities as well as help to secure funding for projects.

“The plan gives us a starting point with regards to some of the issues that need addressing, though it is likely to change and develop over the coming years as we adapt to new challenges and circumstances.”

An action list has been put together in the plan to tackle the key areas that residents felt concerned about, these are leisure, retail, health and welfare, environment, infrastructure/policing, housing and employment.

“Karen added: “We want to thank all residents that took the time to fill out the survey that helped produce the plan.”

What do you think to the community led plan? Email your thoughts to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk.