Horncastle parents support new playground

The Bain Valley park in Horncastle which some Town councillors believe would benefit from a playground
The Bain Valley park in Horncastle which some Town councillors believe would benefit from a playground

Parents in Horncastle have backed plans for children’s play equipment to be introduced in a town park.

Earlier this month, town councillors supported a suggestion to transform the Bain Valley Park.

Coun Brian Burbage suggested setting up a playground would hand the park a new lease of life.

He was backed by leading councillors including Mayor Sandra Campbell-Wardman.

Patrica Scott, who lives in the Louth Road area, said she thought it was a “great idea.”

The mum-of-two said: “We do walk through the park and there are a couple of grassy areas which are ok in the summer - if you look out for the dog mess.

“But it can look a bit run down and I think it (a playground) would be a really good idea.

“It would be somewhere nice for parents to meet.

“My only slight worry is the river at the end of the park, but that could be fenced off.”

Alison Taylor and daughter Ally, 3, also thought a playground would benefit the area.

She said: “I’ve lived in Horncastle for five years and didn’t even know the park was here until a friend told me about it.

“I thought it would be a proper park with a few facilities.

“They obviously spent money on setting it up but there’s nothing here.

“All I ever see are a few dog walkers - and a few kids hanging around in the evening. A bit of money would go a long way.”

Town councillors are likely to discuss the park at a future meeting,

However, the facility is owned and maintained by East Lindsey District Council.