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Skegness Town Council

Serving the people of Skegness

Clerk: Mr Steve Larner
The Town Hall, North Parade
Skegness, Lincolnshire

Tel: 01754 766113

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Skegness Town Council's new website has been up and running for a few months now and we would love to hear your opinion below.

If you have any ideas or recommendations for improvement, please contact us.

Skegness Town Council's Website

How useful do you find the Skegness Town Council Website?

Skegness Town Council endeavours to make Skegness a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

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Lincolnshire County Council - 01522 552222

Invite the Mayor

Part of the civic duties of the Skegness Town Mayor is to attend local events and functions. This is done to support the local community, to support local charities, to promote the Town as a visitor attraction and to mark special occasions or events. This may involve opening an event, making a short speech or perhaps presenting awards or prizes.

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, please complete the booking form here.

Latest News

National Gardening Week 10th – 16th April 2017 - The Perfect Time of Year to Rent an Allotment.

National Gardening Week 10th – 16th April 2017 - The Perfect Time of Year to Rent an Allotment.

Allotments are great for growing your own fresh fruit and vegetables. When you "grow your own" you know exactly how your food was produced and it always tastes better fresh from the ground. While you are looking after your allotment, without even knowing it, you keep fit and stay healthy because of the gentle exercise and fresh foods you eat.

It's not only your physical health that benefits from an allotment, gardening has long been known to improve mental health and well – being. The combination of fresh air, exercise, relaxation and the company of other allotment holders can do wonders to boost your mood. More »

Allotments are great for families too, children find growing their own food amazing and love to pick what they have grown. It is an opportunity for parents and grandparents to spend quality time with the younger generations passing on their gardening knowledge. Children will also love the nature that is attracted to an allotment, frogs, mini beasts and birds are just a few creatures that can be spotted on allotments making them an important haven for wildlife in the town.

So, if you think you would be interested in renting an allotment and you are a Skegness resident, please contact Skegness Town Council on 01754 766113 or e mail info@skegnesscouncil.org.uk.

There are some allotments available now and to help people new to gardening and allotments we have set up a mentor scheme where an experienced allotment holder will be able to give advice. Also, all plots will have any long grass cut back before you start work on them.

The plots cost just £30.00 per year which includes the water supply. » Less

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:19 by Steve Larner

Notice of Election of Lincolnshire County Councillors

Notice of Election of Lincolnshire County Councillors

Election of Lincolnshire County Councillors

Please see the notice below for details.

For details of how to become a Lincolnshire County Councillor please see www.Lincolnshire.gov.uk

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:01 by Steve Larner

Skegness Town Council is set to enforce cemetery rules this Spring

Skegness Town Council is set to enforce cemetery rules this Spring

Skegness Town Council has decided to take tougher action against those who refuse to follow the rules about how graves should be maintained.

St Mary's cemetery is and always has been a lawn cemetery. Graves in sections are side by side with no paths between, and access to all areas is over the grassed graves. A lawn cemetery is also easier to maintain and therefore remains affordable. Unfortunately, several families are choosing to put artefacts across the graves, including fences, kerbstones, planted shrubs, beads, stones solar powered lights, toys and even beer cans. Some have even dug up the grass that was sown when the grave was levelled. This blocks free access to other graves and makes maintenance more difficult, time consuming and expensive. More »

As a result, the Council has decided to remove any items that contravene the cemetery rules as from 1st May 2017. The only exception will be during an initial 6-month mourning period for new graves, during which the rules may be relaxed.

Brief guide to rules:-

  • After a funeral, the Council will mound the earth on the grave and put the flowers and wreaths on top. After 28 days (or less if the weather is bad) the Council will remove all floral tributes and dispose of them. After 6 months the grave will be levelled (weather permitting).
  • When twelve months has passed, a permanent monument may be erected, although occasionally ground conditions mean that a longer period is required for the ground to stabilise. A temporary wooden grave marker may be placed during this period.
  • Approval of the type and design of all memorials must be obtained from the Council for which a fee is payable.
  • No other memorials may be left on the grave.
  • No fences, kerbstone, planted shrubs, memorabilia, lights, bottles, stones, gravel, beads or plastic flowers are permitted.
  • On children's graves a small cuddly toy or other small toy will be allowed if it is confined to the base of the memorial or where no memorial is in place, in the place it would be sited.

Laying of flowers

  • Fresh cut flowers may be left on the base of the memorial or where no memorial exists, in the place it would be sited. Do not use free standing vases as these break, get blown around and go missing. Plastic or wired flowers are not permitted.
  • Flowers will be removed when they start to decay

Full details may be obtained from Skegness Town Council Offices or on www.skegness.gov.uk

Anyone who wishes to keep existing items from graves should ensure they are removed before 1st May 2017. » Less

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:34 by Steve Larner