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Paving the Memorial Way by Toc H

Toc H is an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers’ club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I. It seems to be auspicious as the group from Barton, Humberside came to Boultham Park on Saturday to revamp the Memorial Garden which was started in 2014 for the 100 years memorial of WW1. The area has had some success in becoming a new space for people and as we said in our previous news we have a new design to take it to the next level.

Members led by local family team Martin gave us an outstanding boost in opening up the new pathways and allowing new access to the area. This involved removing some of the existing paths and re-laying the edgings. A tree  planting and stump removal really got the group heated up. The team previously helped out with painting in the park and they showed their commitment to the park with focused effort once again.

It was lovely to see a group of families and friends (including Annie the dog) happily working and socialising in the garden. We were also treated to a visit from John Pye, the Boultham Park Advisory Group Chair and his granddaughter, who were both impressed by the energy and action happening.(Photo credit and rights to John Pye)

Please feel free to pop by and have a look at whats changing and look out for further news of the features coming. If you would like to lend a hand or offer any donations for planting, that would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Be a part of the Memorial Garden !

Volunteer Lindsay Johnson has created a fantastic new vision for the enhancement of the WW1 memorial garden space which was initially created in 2014 by local restoration volunteers and the Lincolnshire Co-op. The space has incredible potential to become a hub of enrichment and community enjoyment. Plans include exciting features such as insect hotels, story tellers place and new planting. Project Assistant, Neville Coupland will be meeting at the garden every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to help regenerate the social spirit of being involved in local areas and giving you the opportunity to develop the memorial for future generations. If you see yourself here to socialise with other people, have some fun or roll up your sleeves and get involved. Lets make our garden great. Contact 07834 335 669,  Neville.coupland@linkage.org.uk

The garden is directly opposite St Helens Church and Hall Drive, there is easy access via the cycle paths as well as a car park less than a 1 minute walk away.

 

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Co-op Community Action

On a sunny day in June we were lucky to have the voluntary manpower from the Co-op, Lincoln. Led by Rachel the Education and Volunteering co-ordinator, the team set about undercoating the St Helens Church railings just by the Hall Drive car park. A group of the volunteers also did an excellent job clearing debris from the car park edges. Visually the area looks a lot more presentable and much easier to maintain. It is great to see the local businesses and staff enthusiastically helping out for the benefit of the communities around their stores. We thank everyone involved for their efforts.

 

 

 

 

Not one to let a job go unfinished the Co-op came back with reinforcements in July. A smaller team of five people completed the top coats on the church and car park railings along with a bonus litter pick around the park as well. Great community effort.

 

Park Tidy Up Volunteers
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Park Tidy Ups

Help us keep Boultham Park looking its best. Our litter picks have a great community feel and are suitable for all ages.

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Conservation Group Give Us A Boost

On a lovely sunny day in March and we were happy to host the Lincoln Conservation Group for a day of sprucing up.

John - Weir - Boultham Park
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Park Pye Performs Perfectly

If you are a regular visitor to Boultham Park you will know John Pye, he has been creating the feature around a new tilting weir outflow.

Silt and debris removal - Boultham Park
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Hurrah for Community Spirit

A huge thank you to the The Casey Group Ltd, the construction team currently restoring Boultham Park.

Boultham Park - Weir
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Weir On The Way

On Tuesday the 16th of August 2016 work got underway for the installation of a new mechanical sluice gate for the lake.