Wolds Words a big success

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AUTHORS and performers who visited the Wolds Words festival have given businesses in the area a boost.

The five-day festival of reading, writing and performance from October 19 to 23 meant an influx of visitors and also gave local firms the chance to raise their profile.

Phil Gobbett, who runs All Seasons Apartments in Louth, is a firm supporter of the festival.

Phil said: “Wolds Words is good for the community, good for the promotion of culture within the area and is good for tourism.”

Coun Doreen Stephenson, the leader of East Lindsey District Council said: “We know that events like Wolds Words, SO festival in Skegness and Bathing Beauties in Mablethorpe provide real, tangible benefits for the local economy, which is why we think it is so important for us to be involved.

“Festivals and events are an important way to develop our economy and we must continue to build on our success in the coming years by raising the profile of our area as a visitor destination.

“As well as benefiting the economy, there is an opportunity for direct community benefit too, with local people being able to develop new skills by volunteering their time to support festivals and events.”