Horncastle Town Council has taken the first steps to improve neglected communal areas of the town.
It has recently used some of its small parish projects budget to start tidying up the railings along the River Waring in town.
The first section to be completed is the stretch along Wharf Road. Although the railings are the responsibility of Lincolnshire County Council, funding cuts in recent years have meant that the repainting of railings are no longer a priority and therefore the town council decided to step in and organise the improvement.
Councillor Lynda Baker, chairman of the estates management committee said “While painting these railings is only a small part of the town, it will help to lift the appearance of the whole area.
“The finished railings look like new. This is the first step in an ongoing project to repaint the majority of the railings around the town.”
Councillor Matthew Wilkinson, chair of the personnel and finance committee added “The town council hope to look to complete more projects such as this in the future and would value suggestions from the residents of Horncastle as to other projects that we can become involved in.”