LETTER: We must save our coastal heritage

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CAN THE BEACH HUTS BE SAVED------------------YES THEY CAN AND MUST.

Demolition must be avoided and their traditional appearance maintained.

This can be achieved by local involvement with the formation of a “Steering Group”. One way is to form this under the umbrella of The Mablethorpe Area Partnership (MAP) which, as I understand, has been formed to look after our local interests/amenities. It has a Board of Directors and presumably access to facilities that would enable this process to proceed fairly quickly.

A programme of information ascertainment and organizational structure needs to be implemented covering the following:

1.Ascertain the physical condition of each hut (which presumably is available in the ELDC Scrutiny Report of 2014).

2. Obtain the ELDC Budget 2015/6 amount and detail.

3. Ascertain the help that can be expected from the local Town Council.

When these basics are known then look at the organizational operation and financial requirements needed---such as:

4. Amount needed for repairs, decoration etc.

5. Obtain grant/ help from ELDC to cover initial and ongoing financial needs including ongoing maintenance. (there is much to analyse).

6. Review marketing and the booking system after having obtained the occupancy rates for each hut.

7. Recruit local help to deal with bookings.

8. Etc. etc. etc....................

With help from ELDC, Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council, MAP and the local community ( which it appears is already supportive) this can be achieved - but it requires commitment.

WE MUST NOT LET ELDC ABDICATE IT’S RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR COMMUNITY AMENITIES.

Gary Davies

Sutton on Sea