De Aston Field will be coming up...erm, daffodils

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De Aston Field looks set for a golden future now that it has been planted with half a tonne of daffodil bulbs.

Volunteers helped Mayor John Matthews and Coun Steve Bunney plant “thousands” of the bulbs last week, which contained different varieties of the popular springtime flower.

They had been donated by Rotary, and since there were so many of them, half were given away to Caistor.

“They won’t come up this season,” he said.

Sadly, while the councillors and other volunteers did their best for the town, they uncovered a messy problem facing the field- that of dog mess!

“The field is a disgrace and so are the minority of dog owners who cannot be bothered. Owners are urgently reminded to be responsible or dogs will be banned from this lovely area, which would be a great shame (for the majority),” said Mayor Matthews.

The mayor said he would ask West Lindsey District Council to step up enforcement patrols. Market Rasen Town Council has often complained of the problem and just at the weekend he saw a dog owner with two black Alsatians off the lead.

The planting follows Rotary also donating a seat for the Mill Road Playing Field, so mums can rest while their kids are playing on the fields.

The mayor and the town council would also like to acknowledge the support of Market Rasen Rotary Club for donating the bulbs and the seat.