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Lincoln City Half Marathon Postponed

Due to Covid-19 the Lincoln City Half Marathon, for which Boultham Park was going to be the race village, has been postponed.

A press release from Lincoln City Foundation explains:

 

Lincoln City Foundation have announced that their flagship event for their charity due to take place on Sunday 20 September 2020 will be postponed until Sunday 19 September 2021.

Charlotte Hornsby, Operations Manager at Lincoln City Foundation said: “It is with regret we have to make this announcement.

“Alongside our event partner Curly’s Athletes, we have explored every possible option to guarantee the safety of our participants, community supporters and staff team, which has always been, and remains our number one priority.

“The support we have had from Lincolnshire County Council and City of Lincoln Council has been phenomenal and we all remain committed to bringing this event to the city next year, with an exciting route that providers runners with a true Lincoln experience.”

The Foundation have a mission to create and provide opportunities that inspire and empowers individuals and communities to develop and improve their physical, social or mental well-being.

Like many charitable organisations, the Foundation have been hit hard since the Coronavirus outbreak and many events of this nature around the UK have been cancelled or postponed.

Charlotte continued: “Sometimes the right decisions are the most difficult. On behalf of the half marathon team and Curly’s Athletes I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has shared in our passion and enthusiasm for the event, offered support and helped us in our consultation with businesses and communities.

“We hope that you will join us in 2021 and beyond, and you continue with us on the journey to bring this event to our amazing city year-on-year.”

If you are registered to take part in the 2020 event and want more details on transfers, moving events or obtain a refund please visit www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk

If you have a question or a query that is not answered on the link above please email contact@curlysathletes.co.uk

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Happy Birthday Boultham Park!

On this day 91 years ago Boultham Park opened to the public.

In recent years we’ve marked the day one way or another… you might remember in 2018 when we celebrated the ‘grand reopening’ of Boultham Park after its restoration. Thousands of people came to enjoy a beautiful sunny day, picnics, music, the Royal Wedding and FA Cup Final on a big screen. The cafe was buzzing, the ice cream vans couldn’t cope with demand!

 

 

Last year Lincoln’s Mayor visited and we marked the park’s 90th birthday with music from Lincolnshire Hospitals Band and Boultham Park cakes in the cafe.

 

We had great plans for this year’s birthday celebrations, but of course they had to be dropped because of Coronavirus restrictions.

 

However there is always next year. The wonderful thing about our parks is that they serve the community year after year, generation after generation. Boultham Park will still be there waiting for our events and celebrations when this is all over.

In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the park, safely, and let’s look forward to a time when the community can all come together again in Boultham Park and Lincoln’s other wonderful parks and open spaces.

Happy Birthday Boultham Park.

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#PerfectParks

Green Flag Award have launched their #PerfectParks challenge

The campaign is a bid to counteract feelings of isolation during the COVID-19 global pandemic, whilst recognising the importance of parks. The challenge calls upon people of all ages – especially families with children –  to create pictures that celebrate the features that would make up their ‘perfect park’.

http://www.greenflagaward.org/news/perfectparks-challenge-launched-by-green-flag-award/

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Lincoln City Half Marathon – PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED –

Lincoln City Foundation have launched the next phase of their route consultation for the Lincoln City Half Marathon, which is planned to take place on 20th September.

 

https://www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk/post/final-section-online-consultation

https://www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk

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Lincoln City Half Marathon – route consultation

Lincoln City Foundation has launched an online consultation on the half marathon route.

Boultham Park will be the ‘race village’ for the half marathon, which is due to take place on 20th September. A link to the consultation is below.

 

https://www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk/post/mid-section-route-online-consultation

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Coronavirus / covid-19 update

Please note that events / activities / volunteering groups are being cancelled from Monday 23rd March (some sooner), until further notice. We are sorry to have to take this step but in light of the most recent government advice it is the right thing to do, to delay the spread of the disease and protect those people in the ‘vulnerable’ categories.

We look forward to reinstating our activities, and to starting the exciting programme of events through the lake restoration project later in the year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Litter pick on Saturday 4th April

Boultham Park Advisory Group – BPAG – will be holding our next litter pick on Saturday 4th April.

Meet in the Hall Drive car park at 10.30am. All equipment provided. Everyone welcome.

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First of the new trees in Boultham Park

Councillor Bob Bushell planted a tree on 10th February to mark the start of the Boultham Park  Lake Restoration project, and to celebrate the Council’s commitment to the Woodland Trust Tree & Woodland Charter.

Representatives of Woodland Trust, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and Boultham Park Advisory Group were there to celebrate, alongside local residents, councillors and council officers.

The event launched the lake restoration project which has now started with tree removals and tree planting during February. If you’d like to join volunteers planting trees in Boultham Park please contact Al, our Volunteer Coordinator (details on the volunteering page).

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Tree planting on Monday 10th February!

We’re celebrating at Boultham Park by planting a tree on Monday 10th February.

Councillor Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place will plant the tree to celebrate the start of the Boultham Park Lake Restoration Project. This will also mark the City of Lincoln Council’s commitment to the Woodland Trust Tree and Woodland Charter.

The tree will be planted at the edge of the park – near to the bandstand – at 11am.

We hope you can join us.

 

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Lake Restoration Project – tree works – drop in session 4th February in the Cafe

Tree removals and replanting will take place in the park from 10th February. These works are necessary for the success of the lake restoration project. Trees are being removed where they are breaking through lake bank edges, where the tree is not a healthy specimen, and / or in order to let more light in to wooded areas.

We will replant at least as many trees as we remove.

Our plans are supported by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and are in accordance with the recommendations from the most recent Ecology Survey. The are part of our overall plans to improve biodiversity in and around the lake through this NLHF / City Council funded project.

If you’d like to know more about the tree works, we’re having a ‘drop in’ session in Boultham Park Café, Tuesday 4th February, 2-4pm.

If that time doesn’t suit you, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to arrange a chat at your convenience.