Council steps in to help solve mystery of missing plaque

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They are often asked to help with appeals for missing dogs and cats.

Now, East Lindsey District Council is investigating the disappearance of something slightly more unusual in Horncastle... a blue plaque.

The plaques are often displayed on walls of buildings, highlighting any historical significance in a particular location.

However, a plaque outside the recently opened Costa Coffee outlet in the Market Place has disappeared.

In a tweet, Horncastle History and Heritage Society has asked what has happened to the plaque.

They say it was put up by the Society and was part of a town trail around a conservation area.

They add the plaque was included in planning documents relating to the conversion of the building from a hardware store to a Costa outlet.

The matter was discussed by members of the Horncastle Together group who reported it to ELDC.

In a tweet, ELDC say they have handed the disappearance on to their planning enforcement department.