Challenges facing our seaside towns


The ‘economic challenges and opportunities’ facing British coastal towns is looked at in a new Policy Review paper from Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister.

The MP said: “As well as being a great place to visit, our seaside towns can be a great place to live and work, but the challenges facing our coastal economies are distinctive. They are towns and communities at the geographic periphery, often with a unique character and heritage to preserve.

“The government should be working with seaside towns to introduce new businesses and technologies, retain and expand their tourist market whilst dealing with the distinctive community challenges residents of seaside towns face. This means government working with local authorities, businesses and other partners to develop innovative solutions to create jobs, growth and successful tourism and community strategies.

Mablethorope Coun Tony Howard, Leader of the Labour Group on East Lindsey District Council, said: “This report comes at an important time for Mablethorpe and the East Lindsey costal area. In our town we face unique challenges which David Cameron does not understand.”