Boultham Park Summer Fair cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the 2020 Boultham Park Summer Fair has had to be cancelled, based on government advice in relation to Coronavirus.

Everyone involved is extremely disappointed, but this is the right thing to do under the current circumstances.

 

 

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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.

Would you like to work on the Boultham Park Lake Restoration Project?

We’re advertising two posts, to be funded by the project: Community Engagement Officer and Project Assistant. Both are fixed term contracts for 2.5 years, working 30 hours per week, starting approximately the end of May.

For more details go to www.lincoln.gov.uk/jobs

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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.

 

Tree works press release

Tree planting works are due to start week commencing 10th February, and tree removals will start the following week. These works are part of the Boultham Park Lake Restoration Project. The press release is here:

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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.

Great news for Boultham Park!

We’re thrilled to announce that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has confirmed funding of almost £660,000, which allows us to restore Boultham Park lake. The project, which will focus on biodiversity, improving water quality and habitat management, has been developed with expert guidance from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and with the support of BPAG. Works will take place this year, and a calendar of activities will spread over three years. We’ll keep you posted as plans progress, but in the meantime, the full press release is here.

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BPAG’s first litterpick of 2020!

BPAG started the new year as they spent last year – doing loads of good work for Boultham Park. Here’s a photo from the first litterpick of the new year – Robert Pitchford, Diane Pitchford and Angela Smith braving the cold with a smile. If you’d like to get involved, see our volunteering page or speak to any BPAG member. Happy new year!!