What a bumper issue we have for you this month!
Christmas is going to be a much anticipated chance to catch up and celebrate with family and friends and I know people are keen to make lasting memories this year.
Inside you will find Downtown’s Christmas 2021 brochure and the Lincolnshire Life Gift Guide. In a year when we are being warned that there may not be the usual stocks on the shelves, I think you will be both reassured and delighted at the quality and choice which is right here on our doorstep in Lincolnshire. Get your lists ready and browse the inspired ideas for a magical Christmas.
Kate Chapman has been speaking to Boston based golfer Dave Coupland, who realised one of his biggest dreams this year by competing in the US Open. Her interview begins on page 32. Yusef Sayed interviews author Bishop Michael Marshall as his new biography of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln is launched and Barbara Young profiles the work of charity EDAN Lincs which is helping victims of domestic abuse and coercion throughout the county.
I am sure readers will be able to identify heritage buildings in their own area which they feel deserve more recognition for their unique value to the locality.
Heritage Lincolnshire is delivering the Lincolnshire Local Listing Campaign in the county as part of a national pilot project. Local lists of Heritage Assets will be created which will be used as a planning tool by local authorities. Read the full feature on page 10.
Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees and Steffie Shields asks us all to join in the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). The Woodland Trust, based in Grantham, is spearheading the project and is donating 3 million saplings on a first come basis to schools and communities. Time to get your spades out and add your own tree to the online planning map which is being compiled.
Finally, we will be attending this year’s Food & Gift Fair at Lincolnshire Showground on 27th and 28th November. It is always a popular event in the run-up to the festive period, so if you are attending do come and say hello.
Have an enjoyable month.