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Lake Restoration Project – we’d like to know your thoughts on our art and interpretation plans

As part of the lake restoration project, we’re telling the stories of the lake, through art and information panels.

We’d love to know what you think about our plans for art and interpretation

We’ll be in the park on Monday the 27th of July and Thursday the 30th of July from 10am until 1pm – some and have a look at our plans, and let us know what you think.

Hope to see you there.

Tell us what you think about our Interpretation plans for the lake project

As part of the lake project we will install five individual art panels, each with an associated information panel. They will help tell the lake’s story, its biodoversity, its history and how people can get involved to protect and enhance the lake’s habitats and wildlife.

The panels and information boards will create an attractive and interesting trail alongside the lake edge pathways.

We would like to know what you think about our plans, so that we can take views in to account before the final designs are prepared.

The first three links below takes you to a summary of the planned interpretation. If you’d like to comment, you can use the links which takes you to a brief questionnaire (one for the scuplture panels, one for the information panels).

You can email responses to boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk or post them to:

Boultham Park Office, DCE, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DE.

Or if you’d like to speak to someone please call the Council’s Customer Services on Lincoln 873423 quoting ‘Boultham Park Lake’ and leave your details – we’ll be happy to call you back.

We would appreciate your response by the end of July.

Thank you!

About the art and information panels

sculpture panel examples

information panel example

 

sculpture Panel questionaire – word

Information Panel questionaire – word

 

Have you got any old photos or memories to share?

As part of the Lake Restoration Project we would love to build on our archive.

Thank you to those people who have already contributed photos, postcoards and old documents. See the ‘History’ tab for a link to the digital archive.

Do you have memories of the park that you would be happy to share with us? Some old family photos or a Boultham Park postcard? We’d love to hear from you. With your permission, we will add them to our archive. We might even use them as part of the lake restoration project activities, or in the information boards.

You can contact us at boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk (we’d appreciate a brief descrption of what you have, and how you would like us to contact you) or telephone Lincoln 873423 and quote ‘Boultham Park Lake’ – please leave your contact details and we’ll call you back.

We are especially interested in lake-related pictures, documents and memories, but happy to receive any to do with the park.

 

Play area to reopen on 4th July

In accordance with covid-19 Government guidance, outdoor play areas can reopen from 4th July where it is safe to do so. Boultham Park play area is one of a limited number of play areas that will reopen in Lincoln from that date.

Please be aware of the following strict requirements:

  • Do not visit the play area (or the park) if you have covid-19 symptoms
  • There will be a limit to the number of people allowed in the play area at any one time
  • If people are waiting to get in please limit the amount of time you spend in the play area
  • Maximum one accompanying adult per child
  • Social distancing of 2m must be maintained at all times
  • No eating or drinking in the play area
  • Don’t touch you face until you have washed your hands
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitiser straight after use

Boultham Park Cafe open for takeaway!

We are very happy that the Boultham Park Cafe has reopened this week, for takeaway refreshments. Covid-secure arrangements are in place.

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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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National Volunteer Week – thank you to all our volunteers

As it’s National Volunteers week, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our volunteers for all their hard work, enthusiasm and dedicatioon to Boultham Park and our city’s green spaces!!!
Volunteers have yet again made a huge impact over this past year, working within Boultham Park, Hartsholme Country Park, Birchwood Nature Park, Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve and the South and West Commons.
Although all works and projects are currently on hold due to the Covid 19 virus, our volunteers are ready and eagerly waitng (with shovels and saws in hand!) to return and continue the good work where they left off.
Volunteering can bring huge benefits in terms of physical and mental health and this is something we will be promoting in our recruitment campaign when we are able to fully return to our green space sites. And there will be lots of opportunities to volunteer as part of the lake restoration project!
Once again, thank you to all our volunteers, past and present!
For further information on volunteering with us, please contact Alistair Brookes, Volunteer Coordinator
Alistair.Brookes@lincoln.gov.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.

Park user survey

Calling Boultham Park users…….

The National Lottery, significant funders of the Boultham Park Restoration Project, and now the Lake Restoration Project, have commissioned an evaluation of their ‘Parks for People’ programme. That was the programme under which the initial Boultham Park restoration was funded.

In order to evaluate the effects of ‘Parks for People’ they chose a handful of park projects, each unique or special for different reasons. Boultham Park is one of the projects they have chosen.

As part of the their evaluation, they have released a park user survey  and would be very grateful if you could take 5 or 10 minutes to complete it.

Please feel free to share the link with others who visit Boultham Park.

Thank you!

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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/