Chance to have your say on £1 million fund for our coast

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WHAT would you do with £1 million? That is the question being put to Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe residents as the Mablethorpe Boatshed decide how to spend a grant from the Big Local Trust.

One of the biggest consultations ever seen in our region will be asking locals to have their say.

The Big Local Trust will dish out up to £200 million to areas that have previously been overlooked for funding.

The Mablethorpe Boatshed has been tasked with overseeing the consultation, and it wants to know which issues are affecting locals and their families.

One of the pioneering discussion tools being used to engage people is a London style black taxi, the cab cam, fitted with video technology.

Consultation co-ordinator Sarah Vines said: “This is a very exciting project that gives people a real chance to have their say about their area and where best they think the money should be spent.

“We’d encourage everyone to seize this exciting opportunity to shape the future of the area.”

Look out for the cab cam as it tours the local area starting on June 15.

The consultation will take place at the Boatshed in Mablethorpe on June 13 at 12pm.

The full cab cam itinerary can be seen below.

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Cab Cam itinerary:

Wednesday, June 15:

Mablethorpe Library 10.30am-1.30pm

Children Centre 1.30pm-3pm

SOS Library 3pm-6pm

Thursday, June 16:

Mablethorpe Market 9am-12pm

SOS CP School 12.30pm-3.30pm

Mablethorpe Community Hall: 3.30pm-5.30pm

Friday, June 17:

Tennyson High School 12.30pm-3.30pm

The Beck 6pm-9pm

Jesters 9pm-11pm

Saturday, June 18:

Co-op 11am-1pm

Lidl 1pm-3pm

Tates 3pm-4pm

The Bacchus Hotel 7pm-10pm

Sunday, June 19:

St Peter’s 9.30am-11am

St Clement’s 11am-12pm

St Mary’s 12pm-1pm

Meridale Hall 2pm-5.30pm

Monday, June 20:

Mablethorpe CP School 9am-12pm

Mablethorpe Community Hall 12.30pm-1.30pm

Marisco Medical Practice 1.30pm-3.30pm

Broadway Medical Practice 3.30pm-5.30pm