Lincolnshire County Council are working to develop a new transport strategy for Skegness, Mablethorpe and their surrounding areas. It’s vital that they know the views of everybody who travels in and around Skegness and Mablethorpe, so they can listen to and understand your views and ideas about what improvements can be made and what transport should be like in the future.
At the workshop I attended I gave examples of the views that have been expressed at previous meetings and the work currently taking place to develop a BSIP – Bus Service Improvement Plan. The strategy process and timeline are currently in phase 1 engagement, collecting evidence/ideas and generating initial options and should move onto phase 2 from mid-December they will develop and assess options and do the technical and summary report for March 2022.
Some interesting Stats for the area based on 2020 annual population survey/labour force survey and ONS mid-year population estimates. The study area (largely East Lindsey) has had a permanent resident population increase of approx. 13% since 2002. Over 65s now make up 34% of the population in the study area, whereas the regional and national averages are closer to 20%. 53% of the permanent resident population are of working age. Generally employment rates in East Lindsey are lower than East Mids and England but higher than Lincolnshire.