Lincolnshire County Council’s Executive Committee has approved plans that will allow its heritage service to explore new ways to make money and sustain popular places for the future.

Previously, any money made by attractions has gone back into a corporate pot, and the heritage service has been given a budget.

The new system is set to make sure that services keep all money earned to fund activities, and is aiming to be able to fund itself by 2018.

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for culture and heritage said: “It’s an exciting time for the heritage service.

“It will mean more freedom to generate income and the ability to reinvest income back into heritage.

“The council’s budget position is not going to improve, so by giving the heritage service a target to fund itself, we’re saving the taxpayer money and keeping attractions open.

Listen to our full interview with the  Communities Commissioner from Lincolnshire County Council, Nicole Hilton, here:

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