Some of the damage to the park.

Thoughtlessness causes damage

People are being asked to be considerate when parking at a town park and cemetery.

The cemetery drive and Cinder Ash Park, both in Long Sutton, have suffered damage due to motorists driving and parking on the grass there.

Long Sutton Parish Council has received a grant of £3,500 from the Grange Wind Farm Fund and the money will be used to pay for work on the cemetery drive and in Cinder Ash Park to prevent parking on the grass.

A council spokesman said: “We kindly ask now restrictions are easing that visitors to the park refrain from parking on the grass which causes damage and to use the designated car parks.

“Visitors should not park on the private drive in Cinder Ash Park at anytime.

“We also urge all dog owners to keep their pets on a lead and under control in both town parks and that dog waste is disposed of properly.”

The council has also received a grant from Lincolnshire County Council Wildlife Fund to provide a hedge for the new extension to the cemetery and works will be ongoing to enhance the new burial ground.

  • The council has donated £50 worth of Easter Eggs to the Long Sutton Food Bank.
  • Security services are being employed to monitor the town parks due to the recent anti-social behaviour in the parks and all incidents will be reported directly to the police by the council.
  • Car parking will also be monitored and the council will request dog owners comply with the dogs on leads bylaw.
  • In order to lift spirits in the town the council has approved James Dean Fairgrounds to come to the town on April 25 under the current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The council also advises that it has contacted South Holland District Council to request CCTV is installed in West Street due to anti-social behaviour in the car parks which are owned by the district council in order to try to resolve the issues.
  • It has also advised all residents affected by this behaviour to report incidents immediately to the police.

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