I recently visited friends in Horncastle after moving out of the area more than 20 years ago.
The town has a lot of positives, but it was sad to see the state of the High Street and especially the now empty bank buildings. I understand two of the town’s banks have closed in recent weeks and that is a crying shame.
Horncastle has some wonderful independently owned shops and all credit to the people who keep them going.
However, I do feel the town needs a injection of one or two national outlets - if it is to attract shoppers from further afield.
With the amount of housebuilding taking place, perhaps the ‘big names’ might be more easily attracted.
I can recall the days when we used to pop into Woolworth’s for sweets and other items.
Those days are long gone - and sadly so.