Fact-finding group visit Alford & coast

COMMUNITY projects in Alford and Ingoldmells came under the spotlight this week when some of the county’s best projects were visited by the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC).

The CRC’s chairman Dr Stuart Burgess, and his team stopped off at Alford Access Church and visited the town on a market day.

They also popped into Ingoldmells to see the positive impact that New Age Kurling can have on people’s lives.

The visit was part of the commission’s major project this year to understand barriers to employment for young people in rural areas and to explore ways of addressing social isoloation among the older residents.

Speaking ahead of the visit Dr Burgess said: “I am really looking forward to learning how local people and service providers in Lincolnshire are responding to the challenges of changing Government policy in these difficult economic times.”

Executive Member for Health, Housing and Community, Councillor Sue Woolley, said: “There are so many excellent projects going on that are in the true spirit of the Big Society agenda that we are only too pleased to show him.

“There are many people who give up their own time to volunteer that we cannot thank enough.”