Huttoft sand shipped to Lincoln for the summer


Sand from the beach at Huttoft has been trucked to Lincoln to create a mini-beach in the centre of the city.

It is part of an initiative by the Lincoln Business Improvement Group to generate a seaside atmosphere and encourage more people to spend their money with local traders.

The Environment Agency confirmed that it has granted permission for “loan” of the sand - about 50 tonnes - but it is only temporary.

An EA spokesman said: “We want it back at the end of summer - and in clean condition.