The theme for the event held in the new Constance Stewart Hall building at Bishop Grosseteste University on Friday, March 16th 2018 was Proud to Be Lincoln. Attendees reflected on progress made in the city over the last 18 months, including the new transport hub and work starting on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.
Speakers at the event also looked forward, with the announcement of a new medical school in Lincoln, the city council investing £3 million in the crematorium, and a grant of £1.7 million for outdoor sports activities.
The 150 people in attendance were also reminded through the excellent presentations from Partner organisations of the ongoing works taking place within the city. These included the redevelopment and enhancement of Lincoln Cathedral, the promotion of Lincoln as a visitor destination, and as a place to invest and grow businesses, education, skills and training. The presentations also promoted the next stages of development in the Cornhill Quarter. This will see Sincil Street connected to the new 1,000 space car park as well as an Everyman boutique cinema, and more restaurants moving in.