Wildlife and Conservation Talks

Boultham Park will be hosting talks by a range of experts in their field throughout December and January in the Linkage Education Centre. There will be 4 talks covering a range of topics, from managing wetland habitats, to building a thriving community green space from scratch, taking place on a Thursday from 6pm. There will be a small fee of £3.00 on the door, and free refreshments for all attendees. To guarantee a seat, please email us at Boultham.Park@lincoln.gov.uk or call 01522 873607, we hope to see you there!

Calling All Young Creatives

Do you want to see your artwork feature in the next issue of the Beacon Magazine? Are you under 16 and love getting creative? Then send us your art featuring Boultham Park, and we will put it in our next issue!

Send them to us at boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk or mail them to Room 538, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, LN1 1DD.

Give Your Brain a Breather

Every Tuesday in February we are holding a series of wellbeing workshops designed to help you realise a future of improved health and wellbeing using simple, learning techniques, all ran by Helen Hygate from The Wild Coach. To register your interest, please contact us on 01522 873607 or email boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk.

Boultham Park on Love It Or List It

Our lovely Boultham Park featured on Kirstie and Phil’s Love it or List it on Channel 4 on the 5th January, if you missed it you can catch it on All4!

Boultham Park Christmas Cards Available Now!

Our first Christmas Cards are here and available for purchase from the Boultham Park Cafe, or contact us at boultham.park@lincoln.gov.uk.

They are for sale in packs of 6 for £4 per pack, all designs are by members of our community.

We held a competition for the best Christmas Card design which was won by Tracy Willis!

All the designs entered were amazing and it was evident how much hard work and effort were put into them all. Here are all of the amazing runners up that will also have their designs printed on our Christmas Cards.

Green Flag Award 2021/22

We are so proud to announce that we have one again been awarded the Green Flag for 2021/22. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has been a part of improving our amazing park over the past years, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, BPAG, Linkage, and the local community, this award is for all of you.

Christmas Crafts

Come and join us for our Christmas craft event and make decorations out of all sorts of materials in time for the big day! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting 20th December 10am to 11.30am at the Boultham Park Cafe. For further details call park rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email Hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk or find us on Facebook.

Wreath Making Workshop

This Thursday 2nd December is our Wreath Making Workshop at Boultham Park Cafefrom 10am till 12.30. Join the rangers and try your hand at this traditional christmas craft and make your very own wreath for your home. There is a charge of £25 for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at adults.

For further details call park rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email Hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk or find us on Facebook.

Christmas Card Competition

Have your design featured on the years Boultham Park Christmas Cards!

This competition is open to everyone and the winning entries will form one of five Christmas Cards for 2021. Your entries should characterise ‘Christmas at Boultham Park’.

The five winners will each feature on one of the cars, which will be available for sale at the Boultham Park Cafe, and in addition receive a framed copy of their winning entry. The overall winner will receive £50 worth of vouchers for Bluebird Art and Crafts, Lincoln.

Entries can be a piece of art using any medium including photography. Your designs must be on A4 and have your name on the back. Please post your entries to: Room 538, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, LN1 1DD, or you can the send them via email to Boultham.Park@lincoln.gov.uk.

Crazy Paving Works

Crazy paving repair works will begin from 8th November at Boultham Park.

As part of the Boultham Park Restoration Works Phase 1, crazy paving was previously restored in the park.

However, following inspection by experts, both City of Lincoln Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund were not happy with the finish and as a result, some of the crazy paving will now be lifted and relaid, whilst other areas will receive localised works.

There is no extra cost to this, however we do apologise for any inconvenience during the works.

Experts from the Heritage Fund explained: “The work was not originally carried out to the required quality and standard.

“The materials used, for example the mortar for bedding underneath and pointing in between the stones, was not of the right quality or type.

“There are low areas where puddles form and which do not drain properly in wet weather. The path surface is uneven in places which creates a trip hazard and makes the paths unsafe for some people.

“The paths were supposed to follow the original historical alignment but some sections were not set out correctly and do not tie in properly with surrounding ground levels and features.

“When the overall park restoration work was completed, The National Heritage Lottery Fund rejected this part of the work and advised the council that it would have to be redone, and so the contractor at the time was not paid for it. The work is not being done at extra cost because the original work was not paid for at the time.

“Since then, the poor quality materials and work is showing up more and more, and patch repairs have had to be carried out. More stones have become loose making the paths unsafe in some areas.

“The Heritage Fund requires this work to be re-done to so that the expected quality and standards of park restoration are achieved. We have been working with the council to agree what needs to be done and to find a good contractor who can put things right. When it is done, it means that the park restoration project will be fully finished and all the Heritage Fund requirements will be met.”