Horncastle and Louth set to join forces in flood defence project

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There might be arguments about which is the best Wolds market town, but when it comes to councillors, everything appears to be rosy.

The News van reveal town councillors in Horncastle are about to ‘team up’ with their counterparts in Louth in a bid to secure a ‘watertight’ agreement over new flood defences.

Both town’s are due major defence schemes - costing millions of pounds.

While the bulk of the funding will come from outside agencies, the two authorities will be responsible for annual maintenance costs which could amount to £10,000 each.

.The two councils are planning to share the legal costs of setting up the respective agreements.

Horncastle’s Mayor Councillor Sandra Campbell-Wardman said: “It makes sense to work with Louth.”