Mablethorpe beach programme given Olympic recognition

THE Beach Rangers Programme which has been taking place on beaches in our area including Mablethorpe has been recognised by the 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee.

The East Lindsey project has been awarded the prestigious Inspire Mark having met the values of the Olympics in terms of being accessible, participative, inspiring and stimulating.

The Beach Rangers scheme delivers free fun activities and sports on Mablethorpe and Skegness beaches throughout the summer months.

East Lindsey District Council Leader and 2012 Champion for Lincolnshire, Coun Doreen Stephenson said: “I am delighted that our district has achieved an Inspire Mark for the Beach Rangers programme, which continues to go from strength to strength each season.

“The Olympic Games present our area with an important platform to promote ourselves to the world by raising the profile of what we do.

“In achieving this we’re continuing to work very closely with the London 2012 Organising Committee to try and ensure East Lindsey has a slice of the London 2012 action.”

She continued: “As well as economic benefits, the games can also raise the aspirations of our community and give people enthusiasm and motivation to achieve their ambitions.

“We must embrace this opportunity to be part of the biggest sporting event in the world.”