Lincoln City fans will get the chance to spend time with their heroes when several first-team players take part in a meet and greet session next week as part of a season launch event.

The event will take place at the club’s shop in the Waterside Shopping Centre between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Thursday, August 5.

Players will attend to answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photographs.

The players attending will be confirmed via the club’s social media channels closer to the time.

The League One club said the event is being run with COVID-secure protocols, so all attending are asked to wear a mask unless exempt and to respect the social distancing measures in place on the day.

Meanwhile, the new 2021/22 League One season is fast approaching and Lincoln City will kick-off their campaign with a trip to Gillingham on Saturday, August 7.

Plans to demolish a former car showroom on the High Street and transform it into a new care home and retirement living development have been submitted to City of Lincoln Council.

Torison Care, part of Leeds-based firm Torison Group, submitted two planning applications this month, including for the erection of a 73-bedroom residential elderly care home. It will have access from Cross Spencer Street, its own car park and turning area, as well as landscaping, refuse and cycle storage.

The second application is to build an elderly residential living apartment building. This would comprise of 32 residential apartments, and include the conversion of the former United Reform Church to form an additional five residential apartments.

Views from car park facing south. | Photo: Stem Architects Ltd

The site located at 471-480 High Street was formerly occupied by Peugeot dealership Abacus Motor Group before it closed in July 2018.

The showroom and ancillary motor repair buildings would be demolished as part of the plans.

In addition to elevation plans and Design & Access statements, various supporting reports have also been included with the planning application such as noise impact and transport assessments.

Lincoln City midfielder Theo Archibald has joined League Two club Leyton Orient on a season-long loan.

The 23-year-old from Scotland joined the Imps in the summer of 2020 after leaving Macclesfield Town.

Archibald made 12 appearances for the Imps during the 2020/21 campaign, scoring one goal in the Papa John’s Trophy match against Mansfield.

The Scot will now be looking to impress Orient manager Kenny Jackett during his loan spell.

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