Lincolnshire

Skegness Tower Gardens Pavilion offered to community

The Pavilion, Skegness
Image caption The former pub has been described as an eyesore by some local residents

A Victorian pavilion in Skegness, which has been empty since 2007, is being offered to the local community.

East Lindsey District Council plans to transfer ownership of Tower Gardens Pavilion to a local group or organisation.

The authority said it wanted to hear from people who had ideas about possible new uses for the building.

The pavilion, which dates back to 1879, has been described as any eyesore by some residents.

Councillor John Uspall said: "We've seen great success in Skegness with Church Farm Museum and other asset transfers in Horncastle and Woodhall Spa where local groups have created thriving community facilities.

"We hope the same can happen with The Pavilion."

Groups have until 7 September to submit ideas.

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