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Park pub facelift cash bid fails

Inn on the Park
The building has been empty since 2007

A historic building in Lincolnshire will still be restored to its former glory despite missing out on funding, officials have said.

The empty Inn on the Park in Skegness's Tower Gardens is included in a £1m plan to create a community centre by East Lindsey District Council.

The bid has been rejected by the Sea Change programme, a government funded initiative to renovate seaside resorts.

But the council said it was actively looking for other funding sources.

The plan would have seen the building house a traditional tea room, seaside museum and gallery space for local artists and travelling exhibitions.

Councillor Dick Edgington, from the council, said: "We are obviously disappointed but the competition was very fierce, which is shown by the fact that not one bid from Lincolnshire was successful.

"But we have already identified another source of funding and we will be pursing that."

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