Lottery funding boost for new Spa heritage trail


Plans for a new heritage trail in Woodhall Spa have received a financial boost.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has handed over £9,000 to help fund the trail.

The money will go to the parish council, which has taken overall control of the project.

Funding will help cover the cost of new information panels which will be sited at specific locations.

Coun Graham Keegan, one of the leading figures behind the project, said historians had agreed wording which will appear on each panel. He said a “few wrinkles” had to be ironed out with the County Council’s Highways department over the location of panels.

The trail will feature many of Woodhall’s best known buildings which have strong links with the First and Second World Wars.

Meanwhile, parish councillors have agreed to pay £58 for a new and smaller Union flag in Royal Square. They will also ask the village fire crew to raise and lower the flag to help satisfy health and safety rules.