Green light for community space

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Villagers are looking forward to having a focal point for community activities after West Lindsey District Council agreed to press ahead with plans to buy land at Hemswell Cliff.

Once the site, which is more than five acres, has been purchased and the necessary checks carried out on the land, the council will transfer ownership to Hemswell Cliff Parish Council.

The land is the last open space of any significance available in the centre of the village and it is hoped the space will be used as an outdoor focal point for community activities, which could include a multi-use games area, football pitch and village green.

The council also agreed to provide a grant of up to £10,000 to support the development of community facilities at Hemswell Cliff Primary School.

Chairman of Hemswell Parish Council, Coun Col Sweeney described both projects as ‘excellent for the community’

“A community area is something we have been lacking for a long time, since the military moved out,” he said.

“Our community requires a cohesive space to become a community and carry out activities, sports, games and have a place to meet.”