Wetland planting to start after winter

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Market Rasen Town Council is pushing ahead with its wetland planting project on De Aston field once the weather picks up.

The town council is to fund the project itself after complications with its grant application with Lincolnshire County Council.

The County Council’s archaeological department wanted an assessment done on the land to see if there might be some Roman remains, but since this would cost £1,000, it removed the point of applying for £500. However, the town council was told it could still proceed with its project without applying for the grant, so instead it will use its own money for the project.

Lincolnshire County Council added the town council could still apply for the same £500 to use on other projects in Market Rasen, as that money has been set aside for the town.

Mayor John Matthews told the Rasen Mail he had “no idea” if De Aston field has Roman remains. If there were any, major drainage work on the field in 2005 should have found them.