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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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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.
Election of Lincolnshire County Councillors
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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:01 by Steve Larner
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
Wednesday 22nd March March 2017 - 10.30am - 4.00pm
Embassy Theatre, Skegness
The services provided locally by the NHS, social care and the voluntary sector are the focus of a networking event being held in Skegness on Wednesday 22nd March.
Open to the public, the event is being run by Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, and will be held at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, between 10.30am – 4.00pm. More »
"We are keen to promote local services, particularly health, social care and the voluntary sector, to residents of Skegness and surrounding areas," explains Kerry Parkinson, Lincolnshire East CCG. "A range of organisations will be attending our event to promote their own services and we hope that it will be a good networking opportunity for them, as well as providing the chance for residents to understand what we do."
In the future there is likely to be greater focus on providing more care closer to home, alongside services that are better joined up and can help address issues such as bad patient experiences, due to high demand and stretched resources, and fragmented community support.
"Focusing on bringing together all of the various specialties so that we can care for people closer to home will ultimately help avoid unnecessary hospital stays and re-admissions," adds Kerry. "As a CCG we want to do what we can to help coordinate the best possible care for patients, and we are encouraging the public and organisations alike to attend our networking event."
Whilst the networking event on 22nd March will be open to the public between 10.30am and 3.30pm, there will be an opportunity for attending organisations to network before and after the event. Members of the public are welcome to attend and do not need to pre-book. If your organisation would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org » Less
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:23 by Steve Larner