Lincolnshire towns in the running for multi-million pound funding boost

Lincoln, Boston, Skegness, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Mablethorpe are in line for a share of £3.6 billion of government funding.

They are among 100 places being invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals, announced by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP.

Each town could potentially see an investment of up to £25 million, ensuring each area can look to the future with a new optimism.

Communities, businesses and local leaders will now join forces to draw up plans to transform their town’s economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place and Greater Lincolnshire LEP board member, said: “I’m delighted to see the Government looking beyond London and recognising that our rural areas can make an important contribution to our national economy if given the right support.

“We know Lincolnshire has enormous potential, and this funding will give us the opportunity to prove what we can do.

“We’ll be working closely with local communities and business leaders to develop our bids, which will be designed to lead Lincolnshire to a more prosperous future.

“There is still a lot to do before the funding is secured, but we will be working tirelessly to ensure that the county gets its fair share.”