Still time to have your say on Big Lotto £1 million fund for Mablethorpe

Mayoress Irene Burnett with the Cab Cam
Mayoress Irene Burnett with the Cab Cam
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Have your say

THE Cab Cam consultation for the £1m Lottery funding for Mablethorpe and Sutton has come to an end, but you can still have your say on how the money is to be spent.

The black London taxi, known as the Cab Cam, was used as part of the consultation process for the £1m Big Local Trust fund which is heading for Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea. Over 400 people seized the opportunity to have their say on the project over a six-day period in June.

However, the consultation process is still ongoing until Friday, July 15 and residents are being urged to have their say if they have not yet done so.

The Mablethorpe Boatshed have been tasked with carrying out the consultation process to find out what visions local people have for the region.

Everyone in the area should have had a leaflet through their letter box advising them on how they can do so. There are also paper slips in various community venues such as the Mablethorpe Library which can be filled in and placed in the suggestion boxes around the resort.

The results will be collated and analysed before it is decided how to spend the funding.

Chairman of the Boatshed Tony Howard said: “I did have a few nerves when we took this on but the Boatshed’s innovative approach to consultation, using Cab Cam, really seems to have paid off. Now the hard work of analysing all the suggestions is just beginning; it will take some time to get the full picture of what our community is asking for.”

If you have not received a leaflet, call the Boatshed on 0800 0665562 or email theboatshed@tiscali.co.uk to obtain one or visit one of the community venues. All returns must be received by Saturday, July 16.

l How would you like to see the lottery money spent? What does our area need to improve? Email us at sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk .