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Plans for St Peter and St Paul's Church, Gosberton, to have new roof after lead thefts in May

Gosberton Parish Church leaders are taking steps to protect it from lead thieves with plans to re-cover its roof.

Up to 12 tonnes of lead were stripped from the Lady Chapel, North and South Aisle roofs of St Peter and St Paul's Church, in Westhorpe Road, on consecutive days in May.

An £80,000 appeal launched by the church to repair the roof has so far raised just over £17,200 in donations and plans have been drawn up to re-cover the Lady Chapel with terne-coated stainless steel, a material used by architects instead of lead.

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