Lincoln Grandstand Community Centre restoration begins

Lincoln's Grandstand Community Centre
Image caption The grandstand was built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee

A project to restore the outside of a former racecourse grandstand in Lincolnshire has begun.

City of Lincoln Council is spending £100,000 to repair timbers, tiles and copings at the Grandstand Community Centre on Saxilby Road.

The plans also include painting the exterior of the building, as well as the railings and sign.

It follows work to restore the inside of the Grade II listed building, which was completed last year.

Councillor Neil Murray, portfolio holder for planning policy and economic regeneration, said: "The grandstand is part of the city's heritage and I'm looking forward to seeing it restored to its former glory."

The work is due to be completed by the end of June.

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