New leisure facilities for De Aston Field?

​A NEW park with children’s play equipment or more allotments and an extension to the town’s existing cemetery.

That is Market Rasen Town Council’s plan for De Aston Field off Willingham and Legsby Roads

Last week deputy mayor Steve Bunney told councillors that plans to relocate the town’s Racing Start Nursery from the racecourse to De Aston Field had been shelved by Lincolnshire County Council and the town would now be seeking to buy the land with the backing of West Lindsey District Council.

De Aston Field is currently owned by the county council, but the town council plans to use £90,000 worth of Section 106 cash to purchase the land and develop it for recreational use.

Coun Bunney said: “Generally about £45,000 of that money is available for purchasing of land and the rest is available for the provision of recreational facilities on that land.

“Recreational facilities could be a park, a play park, or it could be allotments.”

He added: “If we want to purchase land to extend the graveyard we can do that, but we cannot use Section 106 money.

“There is a need to extend the cemetery and we will be looking at purchasing say an acre for an extension.”

The town council resolved to look at purchasing one acre of De Aston Field for a cemetery extension and then use Section 106 money to purchase the rest of the land and develop it for recreation.