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Lincolnshire Life August 2020 - Digital Copy

High summer and at some points in the last few months it did not seem that we might be able to travel much further than our own garden. While restrictions are easing, many of us, including myself, will be holidaying much closer to home this year and by that I mean in our own glorious county.

Our supplement this month is the Great Lincolnshire Getaway and we have plenty of ideas of how the whole family can explore familiar and less well-known corners of the county. Whether you are looking for days out or a longer break, you can be assured of a warm and safe welcome.

We look at ‘the beautiful south’ around Grantham and Stamford; our majestic coastline offers bright lights and breathtaking beauty; there are glorious gardens and grand houses. Many events have transferred to virtual platforms including the re-branded coastal SoFa Festival, and Virtual Vintage invites you to celebrate online the Vintage Speed Trials normally held this month at Grimsthorpe Castle.

Lincolnshire Life interviewed Lydia Rusling, Head of Economic Development and Growth at East Lindsey District Council and Carol Emerson, owner of Elms Farm Holiday Cottages. Lydia gives an insightful perspective on the impact of the pandemic economically across the country and specifically the tourism sector, while detailing the action plan for recovery. Carol explains that business owners have been busy during lockdown and are now embracing the changing trends for staycations and adapting to the protocols for welcoming guests. Our supplement begins on page 51.

Certainly in our office one of the lockdown projects most of us have taken on is erecting a shed. If you use yours as a bolthole or workspace, our country craftsman in this issue creates traditional shepherd’s huts, which to me would be the ultimate office/summerhouse in my garden. Read Tim Ring’s interview with Joe Finch on page 30.

The hospitality sector has been one of the hardest hit so if there is one thing you can do this month to show your support it is to Eat Out to Help Out. The Government funded scheme applies on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August.

As we go to print more businesses are signing up so ‘Bon Appétit’ as you support your local café, pub, restaurant or hotel.