By Local Democracy Reporter

With Lincolnshire’s visitor economy still falling short of pre-COVID levels, a spate of cancelled events across the county is contributing to fewer people visiting the area.

Ahead of an Environment and Economy Scrutiny meeting at Lincolnshire County Council next week, a report on the county’s visitor economy shows worrying statistics for tourism in Greater Lincolnshire: a dip in trips to our visitor sites, fewer people staying in serviced accommodation and a quieter period for the council’s countryside car parks.

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The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally at the Showground has been cancelled for good after nearly four decades, with rising costs cited as one of the contributing factors behind the decision.

The event is usually held during the August bank holiday weekend, but unfortunately it has been operating at a loss for the past two years.

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In a vibrant twist to tradition, Keith Ratcliff, fondly known as Mr Pink, is making headlines as the first male finalist in the race for the coveted title of Flower Queen at Spalding’s annual Flower Parade. We caught up with Keith to delve into his groundbreaking journey to the finals.

The Spalding Flower Parade, a spectacle of colour and community spirit, first blossomed in 1959, becoming a cherished annual event until its hiatus in 2013 due to financial constraints. Last year, under the stewardship of Stephen Timewell and his wife Sandra, alongside a dedicated team of volunteers, the parade bloomed once again, reinstating its place in the heart of the community.

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